Pioneer in Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Larry Jenkins, PhD, Retires from the Department of Neurosurgery

Larry Jenkins, PhD, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology, and Associate Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, retired October 31, 2013.
 
Dr. Jenkins received his PhD in anatomy at the Medical College of Virginia where he also had postdoctoral training in cerebral blood flow physiology. From 1980 to 1993, he was a faculty member in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia and the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB Galveston from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Jenkins joined the Brain Trauma Research Center in September of 1998, and has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology since 2000. He was the secretary/treasurer of the National Neurotrauma Society for 2003. He was promoted to professor in December of 2006, and soon thereafter became an Associate Director of the Safar Center.
 
His primary research interests have been in signal transduction injury mechanisms and proteomics of traumatic and ischemic brain injury. Dr. Jenkins has published 94 articles in refereed journals and 20 book chapters.
 
During his tenure Dr. Jenkins was an integral part of the Safar Center investigative team in both traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest, contributed enormously to the success of the Center, was an outstanding mentor, and has touched many of our lives. We wish to thank him for his contributions and collegiality, and we wish him all the best in retirement.