DuBose Awarded Tinsley Harrison Chair

July 12, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas DuBose Jr., M.D., of Winston-Salem, has been named the Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D. Chair of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

The endowed chair is named in honor of Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D., who from 1941 to 1944 served as Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s first chairman of medicine. Harrison’s prominence in the research and clinical dimensions of cardiovascular disease contributed greatly to the School of Medicine’s national stature in the field of internal medicine.

DuBose has conducted research funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1979. He is president of the American Society of Nephrology and is past chairman of the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease. He is an author of 137 published papers and chapters in textbooks.

DuBose is a professor and chairman of internal medicine and professor of physiology and pharmacology. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He completed a research fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Before joining the Medical Center, DuBose served as the Peter T. Bohan Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and was previously director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston.

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