Ronald G. Haller, MD

Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Director, Neuromuscular Center and Director, Biochemistry Laboratory, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX
Mary Quincy Parsons and Kelsey Louise Wright Professor in Mitochondrial Disease Research, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Takashi Tarumi, Ph.D.

Instructor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Education

  • B.S. in Human Physiology, University of Oregon
  • Ph.D. and M.A. in Exercise Physiology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Postdoctoral Training in Cerebrovascular Physiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas

Highlighted Publications

Rong Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Director of Cerebrovascular Laboratory Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Education

  • B.S in Physics at Sichuan University
  • M.S. in Physiology at Fourth Military Medical University
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Physiology at Fourth Military Medical University
  • Postdoctoral Training in Space Medicine/Exercise Physiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Mitchel Samels, MS

Senior Research Associate, Autonomic Function Lab

Education

Southern Methodist University, B.S.
Biochemistry, Mathematics

University of Texas at Arlington, M.S.
Exercise Physiology

Contact Information

Mitchel Samels, MS
Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine
7232 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231
Phone: 214-345-4692
Fax: 214-345-4618
email: mitchelsamels@texashealth.org

Dean Palmer, MS

Supervisor, Lab Operations

Education

Texas Tech University, BS
Mechanical Engineering

University of North Texas, MS
Kinesiology

Contact Information

Dean Palmer, MS
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
7232 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231
Phone: 214-345-2012
Fax: 214-345-4618
email: deanpalmer@texashealth.org

Sheryl Livingston, MSN, RN

Senior Research Nurse, Autonomic Function Lab

Education

Texas Tech University – Pre Nursing

Baylor University, B.S. Nursing

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio M.S. Nursing - Critical Care

Contact Information

Sheryl Livingston, MSN, RN
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
7232 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231
Phone: 214-345-4684
Fax: 214-345-7105
email: sheryllivingston@texashealth.org

New Grant Awarded to IEEM

Dr. Benjamin Tseng, Postdoctoral Fellow, at the IEEM was awarded an American Heart Southwest Association Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Tseng proposed a study entitled “Exercise Improves Brain Perfusion and Attenuates White Matter Lesions in Ischemic Stroke Survivors – Pilot Study”. His two year project starts in January of 2013.

Tony G. Babb, Ph.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Director of Cardiopulmonary Laboratory
Effie and Woodford Cain Chair in Cardiopulmonary Research
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Education

  • ​B.S., Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • M.S., Exercise Physiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Tom Sarma, M.D.

Research Faculty
Assistant Professor, Cardiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

Education

University of Pennsylvania: Dual Degree BSc - Bioengineering/Biology
Jefferson Medical College: MD
Northwestern University Medical Center: Clinical Cardiology Fellowship

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