Anne Agur Ph.D.
Professor
Anatomy
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Contact Info
T: (416) 978-8855
F: (416) 978-3844
Location
Anatomy, Med Sci Bldg, Rm 1158
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8
Appointments
Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Division of Biomedical Communications, Institute of Communications and Culture, University of Toronto at Mississauga
The Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Professor Agur completed her M.Sc. and later a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy at the University of Toronto. She teaches clinical anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy and embryology. She is the current co-editor of "Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy" and a co-author of "Essential Clinical Anatomy" and “Clinically Oriented Anatomy”. She has been a teacher and researcher in the Division for more than 35 years with a primary research interest in clinically applied normal vs. pathological structure and function of the musculoskeletal system including joints, musculotendinous architecture, innervation patterns and pain-generating mechanisms and anatomy education. 


Graduate Faculty Member

Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
Graduate Department Rehabilitation Sciences (GDRS)
Graduate Department of Dentistry

Research/Teaching

Courses

OCT1152Y
Gross Anatomy for Occupational Therapy (Part of Musculoskeletal Structure and Function)
OCT1172Y
Neuroanatomy for Occupational Therapy (Part of Musculoskeletal Structure and Function)
MSC1001Y
Human Anatomy for Graduate Students
Clinically applied anatomy for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents
Clinically applied anatomy for Neurology Residents
Clinically applied anatomy for Otolaryngology Residents
Clinically applied anatomy for Pain Residents
Clinically applied ultrasonographic anatomy for Rheumatology Residents

Publications and Awards

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Honours and Awards

2019 Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award, American Association of Anatomists (AAA)

Presented at the American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2019. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA. April 6-9, 2019. The Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award is AAA's highest education award for human anatomy education in the anatomical sciences as broadly defined-including gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy- at the medical/dental, graduate, or undergraduate level of teaching.

2019 Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (FAAA)

Bestowed upon distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences. At any given time, no more than 10% of all eligible members may be at the Fellow rank.

2018 Honored Member Award, American Association of Clinical Anatomists

Presented at 35th Annual Meeting, July 8-12, Atlanta Georgia. “For her distinguished career in and dedicated enthusiasm for, clinically applied anatomy; particularly in recognition of her scholarship, mentoring of research, and education of students around the world.”

2016 Department of Physical Therapy 2015 Team Recognition Award

Anatomy lab team for valued contribution to the education of Physical Therapy students. Director: Anne Agur, Demonstrators: Tatyana Mollayeva, Miriam Granek, Valera Castanov, Wenjun Xu, Shannon Roberts, James Li. 

2016 Teaching Excellence Award

Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Given on behalf of the participants at the 9th Canadian Comprehensive Review Course for residents in recognition of outstanding contribution in teaching.

2015 Honorary Member of the Argentine Association of Clinical Anatomy
2014 Excellence in Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Awards

This award recognizes sustained excellence in integrating research in undergraduate teaching in Arts and Science within Basic Science Departments in the Faculty of Medicine.

2014 Longstanding Academic Contribution and Collaboration from an External Partner Award

Division of Physiatry, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. In recognition of continued scholarly and collaborative academic contributions in the Division of Physiatry, University of Toronto.

Student Awards

John Tran: Ralph Ger Student Platform Presentation Award

Tran, J., Peng, P.W.H., and Agur, A.M.R. (2019). “Augmented reality for regional anesthesia (AR4RA): A 3D educational tool for image-guided procedures.” American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, June 11-15, 2019.

Mai-Lan Johnston: Sandy R. Marks Student Poster Presentation Award – Basic Science 

Johnston, M., Kelly, E., Li, Z., McKee, N.H., and Agur, A.M.R. (2019). “Intramuscular aponeuroses and fiber bundle morphology of flexor digitorum superficialis: A 3D study.” American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, June 11-15, 2019.

Mikaela Stiver: Early Career Travel Award

Stiver, M.L., Bradshaw, L.R., Breinhorst, E.M., Agur, A.M.R., and Mirjalili, S.A.. (2019). “Trapezius architecture in infancy and adulthood: Preliminary developmental insights.” American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, June 11-15, 2019.

Valera Castanov: Early Career Travel Award

Castanov, V., Vienneau, M., and Agur, A.M.R. (2019). “Do functional pairs of extraocular muscles have the same relative excursion and force generating capabilities?” American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, June 11-15, 2019.

Mikaela Stiver: Sandy R. Marks Student Poster Presentation Award – Basic Science

Stiver, M.L., Kumbhare, D., and Agur, A.M.R. (2018). “Investigation of the musculoaponeurotic architecture of the human trapezius muscle: Parsing out the relationship between connective and contractile elements.” Clinical Anatomy 31, E106. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting, Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 8-12, 2018.

John Tran: Ralph Ger Student Platform Presentation Award

Tran, J., Peng, P.W.H., Agur, A.M.R. (2018). “A cadaveric study of the nerve supply of the posterior knee joint capsule.” Clinical Anatomy 31, E109. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting, Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 8-12, 2018. Ralph Ger Student Platform Presentation Award.

Allen Duong: Ralph Ger Student Platform Presentation Award

Duong, A., Sharma, S., and Agur, A.M.R. (2017). “Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Psoas Major Muscle for Clinical Management of Hip Flexor Spasticity.” Clinical Anatomy 30, 1121. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 17-21, 2017.

Shannon Roberts: First Place Original Research Award

Roberts, S., Playfair, L., Loh, E., and Agur, A. (2016). “A cadaveric study of the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound0guided percutaneous carpal tunnel release.” CAPM&R – 2016 Annual Meeting. Hilton, London, ON, Canada, May 25-29, 2016.

Shannon Roberts: Sandy R. Marks Student Poster Presentation Award – Basic Science

Agur, A.M. (2016). “Pectoralis minor transfer for facial reanimation: Architectural study of donor and recipient muscles.” Clinical Anatomy, 29, 95-96. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, Green Valley Ranch Resort Casino & Spa, Henderson, Nevada, USA, June 9-12, 2015.

Daryn Bikey: Outstanding Poster Presentation Award

Bikey, D., Davies, J., Ebrahimi, E., Hannam, A., Holmes, H., Leibgott, B., and Agur, A. (2015). “A 3D modeling study of the intramuscular course of the masseteric nerve.” American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 97th Annual Meeting, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C., USA, September 28 – October 3.