Courses in which Paul Iaizzo Participates

Advanced Neuromuscular Junction Physiology (PHSL 5511)

Physiology Laboratory (BMEN 3701)

Tissue Engineering (BMEN 5041)

Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy (PHYS 5510)
(Dr. Iaizzo is the course originator and director)

TMJ and Craniofacial Pain: Advanced Theory and Principles (Dent 8440)

Muscle (BIOC/PHSL/BMEN 5444)

New Product Design and Business Development (BMEN 8401-8402, ME 8221-8222, ENTR 6041-6042, OMS 6061-6062)

Neuroscience at Itasca (NSC 5100/4185/5551)
(Dr. Iaizzo is coordinator for the Neuromuscular Junction module at Itasca Biological Station)

Biomedical Application of Heat Transfer in Humans (BMEN 5371/5701)
(Dr. Iaizzo is the course originator and director)

Literature Seminar: Biomedical Journal Club at weekly Laboratory meetings (BMEN 8970)

Principles of Physiology/Neurophysiology Lectures (PHSL 3061/5061)

Physiology Lab (PHSL 5111-5112)

Virtual Tour
Most people would say watching a disembodied pig heart go from pallid and inert to undulating with the rhythm of life would be distinctly out of the ordinary. But most people don’t work in the University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart Lab where it’s just called Tuesday.
Outreach Events

pic taken of lars and kidsThe Visible Heart Lab participates in a variety of outreach events such as the American Heart Association Heart Walk, The Minnesota State Fair and middle school science or health fairs. We are equipped to set up our educational materials as a booth that includes plastinated heart models, 3D printed heart models, The Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy (created by VHL), and a pacemaker simulation. We can also set up a demonstration where students participate in different educational stations using a passport to discover the answers to various heart questions. The “A Heart to Learn” passport was developed for elementary and middle school outreach and heart education through the Visible Heart Laboratory and Lillehei Heart Institute. The educational stations are set up in a gymnasium or large area of the hosting party. Elementary students are given a “Heart to Learn” passport and adequate time (~1 hour) to visit different stations focused on heart sounds, basic cardiac anatomy, cardiac history and heart health. Upon completion of the passport, students receive a prize. Our goal is to get kids excited about science, to help them understand the importance of a healthy heart/lifestyle, and to provide a basic understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology. If you are interested in setting up an educational outreach event, please contact Allison Weyer at

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