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Elizabeth Foster Ph.D.

Elizabeth Foster Ph.D.

Director, IMS Pre-Health Academic Programming
(850) 645-2825
Main Campus


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D. in Biology, received May, 1999.
Pitzer College, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
B.A. in Human Biology, received May, 1989.


Member, College of Medicine Admissions Committee. Florida State University College of Medicine.
Faculty Co-Director, Honors Medical Scholars Program, Florida State University.
Faculty Co-Advisor, Undergraduate Chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
Faculty Advisor, Connecting Experimental, Lab & Life Sciences (CELLS)
Faculty Co-Advisor, FSU CoM Chapter of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA)


University Academic Advising Award. Florida State University. April 2003.
University Academic Advising Award Nominee. Florida State University. Academic years 2001, 2003 and 2012.
Outstanding Biology Teaching Assistant Award. University of Southern California. April 1993.


Manusov, E.G., Livingston, H., Wang, A., Berne-Anderson, T., Alston, S., Foster, E., Hurt, M. (2011). Students’ perspective of success in a post-baccalaureate program. Journal of the National Medical Association. 103:9:822-830.

Wagner, R.K., Puranik, C.S., Foorman, B., Foster, E.F., Gehron-Wilson, L., Tschinkel, E., and Thatcher-Kantor, P. (2011). Modeling the development of written language. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 24:203-220.

Kim, Y-S., Wagner, R.K. and Foster, E.F. (2011). Relations among oral reading fluency, silent reading fluency, and reading comprehension: A latent variable study of first-grade readers. Scientific Studies of Reading. 15:4: 338-362.

Foster, E. F. and Bottjer, S. W. (2001). Lesions of a telencephalic nucleus in male zebra finches: Influences on vocal behavior in juveniles and adults. Journal of Neurobiology. 46(2): 142-165.

Foster, E. F. and Bottjer, S. W. (1998) Axonal connections of the High Vocal Center and surrounding cortical regions in juvenile and adult male zebra finches. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 397:118-138.

Foster, E. F., Mehta, R., and Bottjer, S. W. (1997). Axonal connections of the medial magnocellular nucleus of the anterior neostriatum in zebra finches. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 382:364-381.