Dr. Amy Obringer

Program Director, Pre-Medical; Professor

Email: aobringer@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8210

Dr. Obringer serves as adviser for Formula for Life and the Pre-Professional Healthcare Club in addition to teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology, Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Cell Biology and Immunology. Her interests include captive breeding of endangered species and declining amphibian populations. Dr. Obringer welcomes educational initiatives with undergraduates.

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Wright State University
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Saint Francis

Expertise/Areas of Interest

  • Human Disease
  • Immunology
  • Entomology
  • Missions to Haiti

Awards/Recognition

  • USF Service Engagement Award nominee – 2014
  • USF Service Engagement Award nominee – 2013
  • Exemplary Teaching Recognition/USF John Duns Scotus Honors Program 2012-13
  • USF Excellence in Service Engagement Recognition for Formula for Life – 2012
  • LeePoxy Teaching Excellence nominee – 2011
  • LeePoxy Teaching Excellence nominee – 2009

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions    2009-present
  • Indiana College Biology Teachers Association   2010-present
  • International Infectious Disease Society 2013-present
  • Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society 2014

Faculty Advisor 

  • Pre-Professional Health Care Club
    • Accomplishments: raised $800 in 2013 to add 8 USF students to National Bone Marrow Registry;  coordinated trips to medical schools; participation in community events such as Breast Cancer Walk
  • Formula for Life
    • Accomplishments:  raised $100,000 in money and supplies for an orphanage in Haiti; coordinated numerous trips to Haiti for USF students; coordinated 6 Formula for LIfe 5K run/walks for the community; initiated 34 + 52 mile bike tour, Bike to Build, as a fundraiser

An example of Scientific Publications:

  • Crichton EG, Obringer AR, Lund A, Kirchner E, Pryor W, Loskutoff NM.  (2003). Monitoring Reproductive Activity in Tasmanian Devils (Sarcophilus harrisii).  Theriogenology, 59, 1: 389 (conference paper)
  • Obringer, A. R., O’Brien, J. K., Saunders, R. L. and Roth, T. L. (2000). Spermiation in toads after luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone treatment: developing safe, reliable methods for sperm collection in endangered amphibians. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 12:51-58.
  • Rote NS, Vogt E, DeVere G, Obringer AR, Ng AK. (1998).  The Role of Placenta Trophoblast in the Pathophysiology of the Aminophospholipid Antibody Syndrome.  American Journal of Reproductive Immunology.  39, 125-136.

An example of Publications about my work with Formula for LIfe:

http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140730/NEWS/140729728/0/SEARCH

http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140521/NEWS/140529969/0/SEARCH

http://www.todayscatholicnews.org/2012/12/usfs-formula-for-life-changing-world-of-haitian-orphanage/

Community Service

  • Adams County 4H volunteer – specialty entomology, animal poster
  • Adams County homeschoolers – coordinate science activities for this group
  • Decatur Sculpture Tour – docent
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church  – member of Mosaic Architectural update Committee; Christ Renews His Parish team member