Professional Experience

2006-Present  Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The development of the distance post-baccalaureate pre-health science courses and program and a distance masters in medical science program continues.  The distance biochemistry course now serves over 800 students per year.  Research is in the area of distance medical education in the United States and other English speaking countries.

Awarded The Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine Medal in 2008.  The medal is the highest honor given by the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

1984-2006  Professor of Biochemistry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Duties included teaching, research, and committee work. Publications were in the areas of Biochemistry, Medical Education, and Medical Computing.    An asynchronous distance biochemistry course was developed that served students from across the globe. 

1984  Sabbatical with Dr. Jim Metcalfe at Cambridge University was completed during 1984. The major hypothesis of the laboratory was that a rise in calcium was a necessary and sufficient event leading to cell division. My work concerned development of several techniques for partial permeabilization of thymocytes.

1982-83  Executive Associate Dean and tenured Professor of Biochemistry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Accreditation rules prohibit a Ph.D. from holding the Dean’s Title. This one-year position was created while a search was completed for a dean. I reported to the University President and was responsible for total administration of the medical school, including Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Affairs, and the Medical Library.

Achievements for the year included: representing the College to New England states, including legislators, state societies, professional supporters, potential donors, and the public; exercising effective control over the medical school budget so faculty received adequate salary increases and research support and tuition remained constant; improving communication among students, faculty and administration; improving the Clerkship Curriculum by upgrading clinical affiliations; accomplishing a college self-study; and initiating long-range planning.

My teaching responsibilities included the development and delivery of a course, “Computers in Medicine for Senior Medical Students.”

1978-82  Associate Dean for Basic Sciences at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. I was responsible for management of the first two and one-half years of medical education, supervision of all pre-clinical departments, chairmanship of the Medical School Curriculum Committee, service on the State of Maine Advisory Committee on Medical Education, representation of the medical school to the Maine State Legislature, and development of research programs.

Accomplishments included: planning and implementation of the on-campus medical school curriculum; employment of department chairpersons for Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology and Pharmacology; development of an efficient systems approach curriculum; planning, constructing, and equipping of classroom and laboratory facilities; writing major portions of several successful self-study reports and institutional grant proposals; guiding a change in emphasis for the on-campus curriculum from illness care to illness prevention; and development of proposals for new programs in the college of Health Sciences.

1976-78  Chairman of the Department and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. My responsibilities included the development and supervision of a system oriented Biochemistry and Nutrition Curriculum; the hiring, training and supervision of departmental personnel; and management of the department affairs.

Responsibilities as the first elected chairman of the Faculty Council included establishment and acceptance of the faculty handbook, development of committee structure, and establishment of communication channels between faculty and administration.

1971-76  Tenured Associate Professor of Chemistry at George Mason University and Visiting Research Scientist at The National Institute of Health. Duties included teaching and counseling Biochemistry students. Research at the Cancer Institute involved terbium as a chromatin probe for cellular events which took place in relation to differentiation, transformation, and cell division.

1969-71  Instructor of Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Duties included teaching medical and graduate students and supervising research technicians. Research was carried out on the isolation and characterization of acidic chromosomal protein, and its structural and functional relationships to DNA synthesis, RNA synthesis, and cell differentiation.

Education

1964-69. Ph.D. in Biochemistry- University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, June, 1969. Collateral fields in genetics and plant physiology. Dissertation on the isolation and characterization of glyceraldehyde- 3- phospahate dehydrogenase in green plants. Major professor – Owen J. Koeppe, Ph.D.

1961-63. B.S. in Physical Sciences at California State Polytechnic College.

1958. High School Equivalency Test, United States Army.

Personal

Born on October 29, 1936. Height 5’8”, weight 170. Wife is graduate of the University of Missouri, M.S.L.S. from University of North Carolina, M.B.A. from the University of Southern Maine. Five children.

Military

U.S. Army 1955-58. Airborne demolition expert. Honorable discharge.

Early Work Experience

Early work experience included: fieldhand, truckdriver, dishwasher, busboy, waiter, bartender, cook, restaurant manager, and keno dealer.

Publications

“The effects of manually applied intermittent pulsation pressure to rat ventral thorax on lymph transport”, Dery MA. Yonuschot G. Winterson BJ., Lymphology. 33(2):58‑61.(2000)

“A hypothesis for the facilitated segment based upon biological principles associated with tumorigenesis”, Yonuschot, G.Y., Mokler, D.J., and Winterson, B.J., J. Am. Acad. Osteopath., 4(4): 9-28, (1994)

“Intercellular Calcium During Photodynamic Permeabilization of Cardiomyocytes”, Yonuschot, G., Vaughn, J.M., and Novotny, J.F, J. Mole. Cell Cardio. 24, 1079-1088 (1992)

“Early Increases In Intracellular Calcium During Photodynamic Permeabilization”, Yonuschot, G., Free Radicals Biology and Medicine, 11, 307-17, 1991.

 “Permeabilzation of Thymocytes by Photon Activation”, Yonuschot, G., Corps, T., Smith, G.A., Metcalfe, J., and Matthews K., FEBS Letters 213, 401-405, (1987)

“The NECOM Medical Computing Curriculum”, Yonuschot G.R., Schwartz, F., Shoeman, D., D.O., 24:9 113 (1984)

“Choosing and Office Microcomputer System”, Yonuschot, G., Schwartz, F., Shoeman, D., D.O., 24:9, 113 (1984)

“Characteristics of Software Packages For Small Office Practices,” Schwartz, F., Shoeman, D., Yonuschot, G., AAMSI Proceedings, Spring 28-32 (1984)

“Computer Journals and Magazines For The Family Practitioner”, Shoeman, D., and Yonuschot, G., AAMSI Proceedings, Spring 263-267 (1984)

“Choosing a Computer Journal: Literature for the Computer Wise GP”, Yonuschot, G., and Shoeman, D., D.O., 24:7 109-114 (1984)

“How to Become a Computer Literate Family Practioneer”, Yonuschot, G., and Shoeman, D., D.O., 24:5, 107-110 (1984)

“Preparing For the Nineties: A Microcomputer or Two in Every Office”, Yonuschot, G., and Shoeman, D., D.O., 24:4, 103-106 (1983)

“Lanthanide Ions as Fluorescent Probes for the Nucleotides”, Mushrush, G., and Yonuschot, G., Journal of Luminescence 28, 233 (1983)

“The Planning and Implementation of the Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Program at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine”, Yonuschot, G., Schwartz, F., Perakis, C., and Lawson, W., D.O., 23, 95 (1983).

“The Binding of Terbium to DNA”, Yonuschot G.R., Robey, G., Mushrush, G.W., Helman, D., and Vande Woude, G., Bioinorganic Chemistry, 8, 397 (1978).

Terbium as a Solid State Probe for DNA”, Yonuschot, G.R., Robey, G., Mushrushe, G.W., Helman, D., and Vande Woude, G., Bioinorganic Chemistry, 8, 405 (1978).

“The Transfer of Triplet Energy form the Monoucleotide to Terbic and Europic Ions in Rigid Matrix”, Mushrush, G.,  Yonuschot, G.R., and Rose, D., Proceedings of the Rare Earth Research Conference, pp.218-223 (1976).

“Terbium as a Fluorescent Probe with DNA and Chromatin”, Yonuschot, G.R., and Mushrush, G.W., Biochemistry, 14, 1677 (1975).

“Induction of a New Phe-tRNA During Lens Cell Differentiation”, Ortwerth, B.J., Yonuschot, G.R., Heidlege, J., Chu-Der, O., Juarez, D., and Hedgcot, C., Experimental Eye Research, 20, 417 (1975).

“The Histones of Rat Testis”, Branson, R.E., Grimes, S.R., Yonuschot, G.R., and Irvin, J.L., Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 168, 403 (1975).

“Properties of tRNA-lys form Various Tissues”, Ortwerth, B.J., Yonuschot, G.R., and Carlson, J.V., Biochemistry, 12, (1973).

“The Isolation and Characterization of Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase from Green Spinach Leaf”, Yonuschot, G.R., Ortwerth, B.J., and Koeppe, O.J., Journal of Biological Chemistry 245, 44193 (1970).