|Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH is the Associate Vice President for South TX Public Health Initiatives, and Vice Dean for Research at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and Professor (with tenure) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Potter is a national expert in substance use, chronic pain, and opioid use disorder in civilian and military populations. She directs two major state-wide initiatives and is a consulting scientist with the NIDA HEALing Communities coordinating center at RTI and a co-investigator with the DOD Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PASA) consortium.
|Patrick Sung, DPhil is Associate Dean for Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair and Interim Chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Structural Biology. Dr. Sung also leads the genetic integrity program at the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. In his role as Associate Dean for Research Dr. Sung provides support and mentorship to biomedical science faculty.
|Donald M. Dougherty, PhD is Associate Dean for Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, the William and Marguerite Wurzbach Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Research within the Department of Psychiatry. In his role as Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Dougherty supports advancing medical student and trainee research enrichment programing and efforts to advance extramural clinical research at the medical school.
|David Gius, MD/PhD is Assistant Dean for Translational Research for the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and the Associate Cancer Center Director at the Mays Cancer Center at UTHSCSA MD Anderson. Dr. Gius also leads a research laboratory on cancer as an aging disease, as well as provide support and mentorship to young investigators and students.
|Courtney Peebles, MPH Operations Manager
Courtney McElhaney Peebles joined the Office for Research in 2014. She manages faculty research development programs to connect JTLLSOM faculty with the right funding mechanism, training, or collaborators to help them change the world.
|Nora Wagner is an Executive Assistant for the Vice Dean for Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Office for Research.
It is my firm belief that conducting research has more far-reaching consequences than the immediate outcome of a paper publication or research presentation—research changes lives. My mission is to support our faculty and student research program through strategic prioritization of efforts and optimization of resources.
– Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH
Vice Dean for Research