2015 Clinical Research Scholars

Kathryn E. Dickerson, M.D.

Kathryn E. Dickerson, M.D.
Kathryn E. Dickerson, M.D.

Kathryn E. Dickerson, M.D., is a fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University. Before attending medical school she completed a post-baccalaureate research training program at the NIH. She returned to Indiana University to earn her medical degree. She completed her pediatric residency training in an integrated research pathway at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her clinical interest is in bone marrow failure disorders and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Her research interest is in the epigenetic regulation of myeloid development in acute myelogenous leukemia, myeloproliferative disorders, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

Haylie Miller, Ph.D.

Haylie Miller, Ph.D.
Haylie Miller, Ph.D.

Haylie Miller, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). She earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, and completed M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She obtained postdoctoral training at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UT Southwestern, and in the Human Movement Performance Laboratory at UNTHSC. Her research interest centers on the integration of visual information processing, attention, and motor systems in typical and atypical populations. Her specific focus is on the development of visuomotor integration in autism spectrum disorder and its influence on functional movement.

Evan Papa, Ph.D.

Evan Papa, Ph.D.
Evan Papa, Ph.D.

Dr. Papa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He has worked in both acute care and neurologic physical therapy settings with an emphasis on treating persons with inherent postural control deficits. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy and Ph.D. degrees in a combined track from the University of Utah, where he was the Jack and Hazel Robertson Scholar. Dr. Papa also earned a master's degree in kinesiology with Phi Kappa Phi honors from California State University-Chico. He is a traveling research fellow with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Research. His research utilizes motion capture technology and focuses on the effects of muscle fatigue on postural control in persons with Parkinson disease and other chronic neurologic disorders.

Priya Ravikumar, Ph.D.

Priya Ravikumar, Ph.D.
Priya Ravikumar, Ph.D.

Priya Ravikumar, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research. She received her undergraduate degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Madras, India, and her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. She then earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She continued her postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern in the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Nephrology. Her research is centered on understanding Klotho biology and its role in pathophysiology of chronic lung disease.

Sankalp Gokhale, M.D.

Sankalp Gokhale, M.D.
Sankalp Gokhale, M.D.

Sankalp Gokhale, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Division of Neurocritical Care at UT Southwestern. After finishing medical school from Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai, India, he finished an internal medicine residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS) New Delhi. After completing his neurology residency training at Harvard, he completed a two-year neurocritical care fellowship at Duke University. His research interests include translational perspective on pathophysiological mechanisms underlying various forms of acute brain injuries such as stroke. At present, he is studying axonal recovery after acute ischemic stroke in animal models in the Neurorepair lab (Mark Goldberg lab). Outside work, he enjoys spiritual meditation, playing chess, and weight-training.