Assistant Professor/Research and Interim Director
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Patel received his graduate education in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida with specialized training in exercise physiology, exercise immunology, inflammatory and growth factor signaling, and muscle physiology. During this time, we conducted pre-clinical and clinical trials on the impact of exercise on pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and neurological growth factors in patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the animal model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Dr. Patel has extensive experience in pre-clinical and clinical research methodologies and has managed phase I-IV clinical trials. Currently, Dr. Patel is principle investigator on a number of studies investigating the effect of exercise and natural products on prostate pathophysiology. A secondary outcome of this line of research for Dr. Patel is the study of exercise and natural products in attenuating adverse effects associated with prostate cancer and treatment for prostate cancer, namely, cachexia and cancer-related fatigue. Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor/Research and Interim Director of the Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Patel is also an associate member of the Cancer Prevention and Populations Sciences division of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, an NCI designated cancer center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Patel’s work is supported by intramural grants from the School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.
Hussain SS, Patel DI, Ghosh R and Kumar AP. Extracting the benefit of Nexrutine® for cancer prevention. Current Pharmacology Reports (2015): 1-8. 10.1007/s40495-015-0029-7
Robinson, C, Patel DI (2015). Elevated PSA is associated with decreased physical function in men with prostate cancer. Int J Ex Sci: Conference Proceedings. 2(7): 35 ( http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss7/35)