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An Anatomist in a Coaching World: Dr. Miriam Donohue Trains Triathletes

Miriam Donohue, Ph.D., is a native of Las Cruces where she studied Animal Science at New Mexico State University. She did her post-graduate work at SUNY Upstate Medical University, earning her doctorate in anatomy and cell biology. She completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in neurosurgery and then taught gross anatomy and neuroanatomy at SUNY Upstate Medical University for two and a half years. She conducted thesis research on intraoperative neuromonitoring, a field in which she is published and has presented on across the country. She returned to Las Cruces to join the BCOM faculty in 2016 as an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy.

As Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dr. Donohue says she hopes to, “continue the exemplary job that was initiated here by Dr. Minugh-Purvis and further establish our anatomy and cell biology program into a cornerstone of our curriculum, supporting and integrating with our other academic and clinical departments as well as leading the charge on innovative anatomic imaging and didactic delivery for the purpose of producing students and future doctors who will improve the health and wellness of this incredible region.”

When she’s not teaching future physicians, Dr. Donahue is a Certified Level I USA Triathlon Coach. Las Cruces Neighbors magazine will be running a feature on her in their January/February issue, on newsstands all over the region on January 2! See a sneek peak and read about what led her to coaching at: