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Dr. Toth
Dr. Linda Toth,
Associate Dean for Research
and Faculty Affairs

Research Updates
For the latest updates and news from the research world at SIU School of Medicine, check out the Research Communiqué, the quarterly newsletter from the office of the ADRFA.

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  • Dr. LiberatiSaadiq El-Amin III, M.D., Ph.D.
    Tissue Engineering Expands
    Even with preventive measures and cutting edge treatments, severe orthopaedic injuries necessitate operations and possible replacement of ligaments, hips, even bone. Synthetic transplants made of metal or plastic can work, but the SIU Division of Orthopaedics envisions something even better. Continue >
  • Dr. Premkumar
    The Next Generation of Pain Relief
    SIU Professor of Pharmacology Louis Premkumar, Ph.D., believes that a highly potent compound called Resiniferatoxin (RTX)—a substance that stems from a desert plant — can be used to treat chronic pain. More >
  • Dr. Halford
    Herpes Disarmed
    Like a mighty warrior, the strong herpes virus easily combats and defeats the body’s immune system, which can lead to a lifetime of recurring physical infections and emotional trauma. William Halford, Ph.D., associate pro fessor of medical microbiology, immunology and cell biology, is developing a vaccine that effectively strips the herpes virus of its strength, letting the immune system prevail.
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The office of the associate dean for research and faculty affairs coordinates SIU’s involvement with sponsored programs and establishes and maintains contact with funding agencies, providing them with information about the School’s research needs, interest and capabilities. The office also promotes faculty development and faculty interest in research and coordinates the three doctoral programs in Molecular Biology/Microbiology and Biochemistry; Pharmacology; and Physiology.