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UT Health Science
Center Hematology and
Physiology Experts Speak
at 7th Annual Dean’s Symposium
Memphis, Tenn. (March 26, 2008) – Marion Dugdale, MD, professor of Hematology,
and Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor of Physiology, will be featured at the 7th
Annual Dean’s Symposium, which is organized by the University of Tennessee
Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Medicine. The public is invited to attend the event,
which will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at the Benjamin L. Hooks
Central Library, 3030 Poplar
Avenue, meeting room C.
Dr. Dugdale will discuss “My 50
Years with Hemophilia: From the Dark Ages to the Possibility of Gene
Therapy.” Dr. Tigyi will present on
“Lipids That Heal.”
Dr. Dugdale received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude, and her medical degree from
Harvard Medical School.
After completing her internal medicine
residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she entered a fellowship
in hematology at Duke
University. Continuing her studies in hematology and coagulation
at the University
of Tennessee, Dr. Dugdale
accepted a faculty position in 1962. Devoting
her entire career to the care of patients with blood disorders, she has been
the director of the Hemophilia Clinic at UTHSC since 1972.
Dr. Tigyi is the Harriet Van Vleet Professor and
chair of the Department of Physiology in the UTHSC College of Medicine. Before joining UTHSC in 1992, he received his
MD and PhD degrees in his native Hungary. His postgraduate training was completed at
the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, the University of Uppsala in Sweden,
the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, in Goettingen, Germany,
and at the Department of
Psychobiology, University of California, Irvine.
In addition to his UTHSC faculty position, Dr. Tigyi
also is an adjunct professor of chemistry at the University
of Memphis, and an adjunct professor
of graduate studies, Hokkaido
He is a foreign member of the Hungarian
National Academy of Science and the European
Academy for Arts, Letters
and Sciences. The recipient of numerous
awards and honors, Dr. Tigyi is a sought-after research mentor and speaker,
nationally and internationally. He is
widely published and has several patents to his name.
A founder and chief scientific officer of RxBio Inc.,
an emerging biotechnology company, Dr. Tigyi’s current research focuses on
growth factor-like phospholipids. These
phospholipid mediators regulate a host of important cellular responses that
range from the therapeutic resistance and spreading of cancer to the initiation
of atherosclerotic disease.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the
UT Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission of education,
research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a single goal: to
improve the health of Tennesseans.
Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main
campus, which includes six colleges, is located in Memphis. UTHSC has additional College of Medicine
and College of Pharmacy
campus locations in Knoxville and a College of Medicine
campus in Chattanooga.
For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.