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Eldon Nelson

Dr. Eldon Nelson  

Eldon Nelson, Ph.D
Professor, Interim Dean
Medical Physiology, Endocrinology, Fluid Balance
College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions


Ph.D., Medical Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida
M.A., Biology/Biophysics, East Carolina University
B.A., B.S., Biology, East Carolina University

CV/VITAE: Dr. Nelson.pdf

University Academic Instruction:

Medical Physiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Fluid Balance,
Human Sexual Physiology, Research Methodology, Medical Ethics and Research

Joined UTB:


Research Interest:

Thyroid physiology, Physiologic mechanisms for salt and water balance; Renal-endocrine interaction; Response to environmental stress; Hypothalamic regulation of pituitary function; Clinical pathophysiology in patients of an inner- city medical center; Primary care medicine; clinical methodologies for patient care, Diabetes mellitus; Osteopathic Research.

Previous Experience:

2011- Present Interim Dean and Professor of the College of Biomedicine and Health Professions
2000- 2010 Dean and Professor of Health Sciences, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas.
1995 - 1999 Dean of Instruction and Student Services, College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia
1992-1995 Associate Dean of Academic Affairs /Medical Education Consultant, Florida College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tarpon Springs, Florida 1986-1992 Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
1986-1992 Associate Director of Medical Education, Michigan Health Center (Medical Center), Detroit, Michigan
1975-1985 Associate Professor, Medical Physiology, Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine (Oklahoma State University), Tulsa, Oklahoma
1964-1967 Peace Corps Volunteer, Secondary School Teacher, Igbara Oke, Nigeria

Office Hours - Spring 2011

Tuesday & Thursday:
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Office: BRHP 1.101
Phone: 956-882-5000
Fax: 956-882-5003

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