2017 Clinical Research Scholars
Ann Majewicz Fey, Ph.D.
Dr. Majewicz Fey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas, as well as in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of St. Thomas, and master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University before joining the faculty at UTD and UT Southwestern. She directs the Human-Enabled Robotic Technology Laboratory at UTD and is also the Co-Director of the Biomedical Innovation program at UT Southwestern. Her research focuses on the interface between humans and robotic systems, with an emphasis on novel robotic design for surgical intervention or surgical skill training and assessment.
Rohan Khera, M.D.
Dr. Khera is a Fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. He is a graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa before moving to UT Southwestern for his fellowship. He is interested in cardiovascular outcomes and health policy research. His research uses large datasets to assess variation in care practices and outcomes for acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions at hospitals across the United States.
Caitlin Murphy, Ph.D.
Dr. Murphy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Associate Member of Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern. As an epidemiologist with expertise in health services research, Dr. Murphy has experience using quantitative methods to evaluate cancer care delivery (e.g., screening, treatment, survivorship care). Her research program focuses on optimizing delivery of oral anticancer therapies, including measuring adherence, managing complex dosing regimens, and identifying and reporting toxicities. Dr. Murphy received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Fellow in the Digestive Disease Epidemiology Program.
Chad Newton, M.D.
Dr. Newton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of North Texas and medical degree from UT Southwestern. After medical school, he joined the UT Southwestern Internal Medicine residency and was selected to serve as Chief Resident. He then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UT Southwestern where he developed an interest in pulmonary fibrosis. Currently, his research focuses on utilizing clinical and genetic markers to predict disease behavior and prognosis in patients with various forms of pulmonary fibrosis.
Rebecca Vigen, M.D., M.S.C.S.
Dr. Vigen is a noninvasive cardiologist in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. She completed her undergraduate training at Rice University and her medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. After completion of her internal medicine residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, she completed a fellowship in cardiovascular outcomes research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her clinical cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern. Her research interests include medication adherence, use of the electronic medical record to identify gaps in care and inform interventions, and implementation science.