Cancer Chemoprevention

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People

Program Members

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    Andrzej Slominski M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist

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    Anthony Morlandt D.D.S., M.D., Scientist

    Anthony Morlandt, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Dr. Morlandt was born and raised in Floresville, Texas and graduated from Baylor University. He completed his DDS magna cum laude at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas, and received his MD and internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Morlandt then went on to complete a fellowship in head and neck oncology and microsurgery at the University of Flori...

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    Chandrika Piyathilake Ph.D., Senior Scientist

    Dr. Piyathilake is a tenured Professor of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Senior Scientist in the UAB’s NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), Comprehensive Cancer Center (UABCCC) and the Minority Health Research Center (MHRC). She trained as a Dental Surgeon in Sri-Lanka and then completed her Master’s degree in international health and a PhD degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in th...

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    Clinton Grubbs Ph.D., Senior Scientist

    Clinton J. Grubbs, Ph.D., is a basic scientist with a primary research interest in the chemoprevention of urinary bladder and mammary cancers. His major area of research is the identification of nutrient and non-nutrient agents that exhibit efficacy in the prevention of these cancers. He is a Professor in the UAB Department of Surgery and a Senior Scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Grubbs received his doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis, T...

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    Craig Elmets M.D., Senior Scientist

    Dr. Elmets major research interests focus on environmental influences on the skin and on the immune system. His research has investigated how ultraviolet light and other environmental agents interact with immunological function of the skin. Initial studies in mice showed that in vivo exposure of murine skin produced a local deficiency in the antigen presenting function of skin, thereby resulting in the preferential generation of antigen specific regulatory T-cells. Studies examining the mechanis...

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    Donald Muccio PhD, Senior Scientist

    I was raised in a small town in northeast Ohio. My parents were either first or second generation Italian-Americans. We had an extended family where my aunts and uncles were like parents, and my cousins were my sisters and brothers. Our motto was family, food, and fun. My parents were never formally educated but they valued it greatly. They instilled a sense of hard work that only a middleclass immigrant family can, while we played and watched sports. My brothers and I worked hard and when we we...

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    Douglas Morgan, Senior Scientist

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    Farrukh Afaq Ph.D., Associate Scientist

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    Gregory Kennedy M.D., Senior Scientist

    Dr. Kennedy is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Kennedy’s main interest is in laparoscopic approaches to complex colorectal disease. He has experience with all advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive approaches including single-incision laparoscopy and robotic surgery. His clinical areas of expertis...

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    Helen Krontiras M.D., Senior Scientist

    Dr. Krontiras, a breast surgical oncologist, is the Medical Director of the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is the Co-Director of the Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Program for Women's Cancers at UAB and the Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. In her role as Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Qual...

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    Isao Eto Ph.D., Scientist

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    Jeffrey Nix M.D., Associate Scientist

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    Matthew Renfrow Ph.D., Senior Scientist

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    Mohammad Athar Ph.D., Senior Scientist

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    Nabiha Yusuf Ph.D., Scientist

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    Natalia Kedishvili Ph.D., Senior Scientist

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    Pi-Ling Chang Ph.D., Scientist

    Pi-Ling Chang, PhD is an Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Chang received her baccalaureate degree in Natural Sciences and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago. After serving as an instructor in the Department of Biochemistry at the King Saud University, Scientific College for Girls in Saudi Arabia for 5 years, she returned to the United States and earned her doctorate degree in Nutrition Sciences under the m...

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    Stephen Barnes Ph.D., Senior Scientist

    Dr. Barnes was trained in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the UK. He joined UAB in 1977 and pursued research on bile acids and latterly polyphenols, particularly soy isoflavones. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1985 and Full Professor in 1994. He has received NIH support from several areas to pursue the conjugation of bile acids, the chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of polyphenols, the underlying chemistry of lens cataracts and the use of omics approaches in biomedica...

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    Tatjana Coric Ph.D., Associate Scientist

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    Trygve Tollefsbol Ph.D., Senior Scientist

    Dr. Tollefsbol is a professor of Biology and a senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center. He is director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility, which he established in 1999.

    Dr. Tollefsbol holds doctorate degrees in molecular biology and osteopathic medicine and has published over 120 articles related to the fields of epigenetics, telomerase, aging, and c...

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    Venkatram Atigadda Ph.D., Associate Scientist

    I am originally from Hyderabad, a city located in southern part of India. After a BS degree in pharmacy I came to the US for graduate education at Auburn University. I obtained a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University.

    After my PhD, I came to UAB in pursuit of a post-doctoral fellowship. After completing my post-doctoral work, I accepted a research faculty position at UAB.

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    Wendy Cantrell BSN, DNP, CRNP, Associate Scientist

    Dr. Cantrell has been at UAB Dermatology since 2000. She is the manager of the Dermatology Clinical Research Unit, and she enjoys seeing medical dermatology patients as well.

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    William Grizzle M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist

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