Dagogo-Jack Named A. C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research

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Guy L. Reed, MD, Diggs Professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine for UTHSC, has appointed Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, to the A. C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research, an endowed professorship.

Guy L. Reed, MD, Diggs Professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, to the A. C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research, an endowed professorship. Dr. Dagogo-Jack has also been named chief of the Division of Endocrinology for the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine.

Since joining the Department of Medicine in 2001 as a professor, Dr. Dagogo-Jack has served as program director for the Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; deputy director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and associate director of the General Clinical Research Center. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, University of Newcastle, UK, earning certification by the Royal College of Physicians in 1982. He underwent bench research training at the University of Newcastle and earned a Master of Science in Medicine degree from the University of Newcastle and a research Doctor of Medicine degree (equivalent to U.S. PhD) for his work on epidermal growth factor.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack served on the faculty of Washington University for 10 years. He was principal investigator for the Washington University site of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diabetes Prevention Program from 1997 to 2000. He was professor of Medicine and director, Diabetes Program at the University Medical Center, Jackson, Miss., before joining UTHSC. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

“Dr. Dagogo-Jack is a proven clinical researcher and has championed multiple successful clinical trials throughout his career,” Dr. Reed said.

As a tenured professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s current research involves various aspects of the pathobiology of pre-diabetes and diabetes, plus the regulation of leptin in humans. He is the principal investigator for the NIH Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study at UTHSC. He serves as an associate editor for the journal Diabetes Care and has served on the editorial boards of such other publications as the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism; Endocrine Today; Current Drug Targets; Cardiology Quarterly, and Medicinal Chemistry. He is also a peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s publications include 16 book chapters and more than 200 scientific papers and abstracts. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the 2008 Distinction in Clinical Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology.

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