The Genesis Neuroscience Clinic’s multidisciplinary team has expertise in providing clinical care and support for those with memory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative dementias.
Monica Crane, MD
Amber Tayman, BSN, MSN, MPH
Sarah White, BSN, MSN
Kathy Broggy, CNA
Front Office Manager
Tiana Ross, BS
Senior Clinical Coordinator & Community Outreach Coordinator
Tiana Ross is from Memphis, TN and recently graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Hispanic Studies. She is involved in Phi Eta Sigma – an academic honor society, Global Medical Training – a pre-health club, and Advancement of Neuroscience – a neuroscience club. Tiana began as an intern in January of 2020 before becoming Clinical Coordinator a year later. As Clinical Coordinator, Tiana oversees the intern program at the clinic. The internship allows a diverse group of students to get hands-on clinical experience and become future healthcare workers. Tiana is passionate about neurology as well as psychiatry and hopes to become a doctor of both fields. Tiana is available by email for inquires about the Genesis Neuroscience Internship Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eduardo Garcia-Chacon, BS
Eduardo (Ed) Garcia-Chacon recently graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, completing a Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology and a minor in Public Health. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ed became an intern in the fall of 2020 to enhance his interest in medicine. He is a member of several organizations, including Alpha Epsilon Delta, the LLC Advisory Council, Volunteer Hall Residents Association, and the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships. He is currently researching methods to spatially quantify Mycobacterium tuberculosis in immune cells from complex 3D microscopic images in the Department of Microbiology. He intends to pursue a Master’s in Microbiology and then an M.D. with a specialty in immunology and infectious disease. He hopes to use his multilingual skills to work as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Christiane Alvarez, BS
Christiane Alvarez is a rising junior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville studying English and neuroscience. Because of her interest in brain disorders, she has participated in neuroscience research studying Alzheimer’s disease and joined Genesis Neuroscience Clinic as an intern in 2021 to further understand dementia through a clinical lens. Christiane is also a member of the Haslam Scholars Program and a writing tutor in the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center. After her graduation, she intends to pursue an MD.
Roxanne Al-Nimri, BS
Roxanne is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville pursuing a degree Biological Sciences with a minor in Public Health. She is on the executive board of Remote Area Medical and involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta. Roxanne became an intern at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic in January of 2022 to gain a better understanding of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders while also gaining hands-on clinical experience. After graduation, she plans to pursue an MD and work in the field of endocrinology.
Darin Franklin, BS
Darin is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Public Health. She is on the executive board of Advancement of Neuroscience and involved in Remote Area Medical and Future Medical Leaders. Darin became an intern at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic in June of 2022 to learn more about her interests in neurodegenerative diseases and to gain clinical experience. After graduation, she plans to pursue an MD and work in the field of neurology.
Ira Katigbak, BS
Ira recently graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. She began as an intern at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic in August 2022 and is now working as a scheduling assistant. Ira is also research assistant at the University of Tennessee where she studies social stress using a social defeat model in Syrian hamsters. She plans to continue a career in medicine and intends to pursue DO/MD. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, running, and water-color painting.