Dr. John H. Doran Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience

Mar 8, 2016 | Graduate Fellowships

The Dr. John H. Doran Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on March 8, 2016, to benefit the College of Natural Sciences. Gift funds were provided by John H. Doran, M.D., F.A.C.P.

“With the caliber of research that happens at UT, it’s possible to break new ground in understanding this disease, to hopefully, one day, find a cure”.
– Dr. John Doran

Diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy, a neurodegenerative disease about which little is known, Dr. John Doran “wanted to see what we could do to change that.” Adding, “since there is much to learn about pathophysiology and physiology of the nervous system, I hope this is a win-win for graduate students and for this disease.” Dr. Doran graduated from UT Austin with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology in 1969 and received his M.D. from UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Doran has taken an active role funding research related to ideopathic peripheral neuropathy, at a total of 4 UT system schools. He took part as a subject in a drug trial at UTSA.

The story of this endowment began when Dr. Doran contacted the College of Natural Sciences to explore what related research was being done at UT Austin. This led to discussions with researchers and ultimately to the John H. Doran Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Neuroscience The opening of the Dell Medical Center, and funding from the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, created new pathways for research. After extensive meetings with the distinguished scientists who would conduct the studies, he created the fellowship.

In 2016, Dr. Doran was introduced to the first Doran Fellow. Dr. Doran and UT are true partners looking to change the world of neuroscience.

Revised in March 2018

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