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Edgar Lichar Dillon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Edgar Lichar Dillon, Ph.D.

Edgar Lichar Dillon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1060
Phone: 409.772.6937
Fax: 409.772.8709

Personal Overview

Dr. Dillon has been active in research focused on understanding the roles of hormones and nutrition in the regulation of human skeletal muscle and bone metabolism. During his career he has worked on numerous translational physiology studies and countermeasures at UTMB and NASA aimed at reducing the musculoskeletal losses that take place due to aging (sarcopenia), disease (cancer cachexia), and disuse (prolonged bedrest and human spaceflight). He is currently involved in several clinical studies with Drs. Urban and Sheffield-Moore examining the efficacy of testosterone interventions in promoting skeletal muscle anabolism and regulation of bone metabolism in healthy older men and cancer patients through NIH funded studies at the Institute for Translational Sciences-Clinical Research Center (ITS-CRC) and in healthy individuals during long-term bed rest as part of a collaborative NASA funded project at the Flight Analog Research Unit (FARU).

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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