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
Aruha Khan, BS, BBA
Lead Medical Assistant
Aruha Khan graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Biological Sciences and Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received the Torchbearer Award in March 2022, the highest student honor conferred by the university. Aruha is the Founder and President of Student Advocates for Medicine in Politics (SAMP), a Tennessee–registered nonprofit that amplifies and accelerates the goal of worldwide medical equality by mobilizing local communities with education and outreach. She has previously conducted research with the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to explore the molecular mechanisms of arthropod–borne diseases in vector and vertebrate hosts. In the community, Aruha serves as the Supervisor of Clinical Operations for Shifa Medical Clinic (SMC) and CORE–in–Training for Remote Area Medical (RAM). She ultimately intends to pursue an MD/MBA to contribute to the goals of medical accessibility and equality.
Tiana Ross, BS
Senior Clinical 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.
Josh Duzan, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator/Supporting Clinical Coordinator
Josh Duzan, recently graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Josh is from Knoxville, TN and has been an intern at Genesis Neuroscience Clinic since May of 2021. While at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Josh has been involved with several organizations, including Engineers in Medicine, Biomedical Engineering Society, and BigBrothersBigSisters of East Tennessee. At Genesis Neuroscience Clinic, Josh serves as a Clinical Research Coordinator on the Perception-based Assistive Robot to Tend Neurodegenerative Dementia project. Outside of the clinic, Josh enjoys spending his free time working out and playing with his dog.
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.
Zoya Amer, BS
Zoya Amer is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with minors in Hispanic Studies and Biological Sciences. She is involved in getting Phi Delta Epsilon, a medical fraternity, on campus to help foster an inclusive and encouraging group of like-minded students to help each other reach their goals. She is apart of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. She also works as in intern at the Pediatric Choice Clinic, as well as volunteers at the Shifa Medical Clinic. She also does work in a Motor Learning Lab at UTK and is helping conduct research on motivation and engagement when learning skills in Virtual Reality. Zoya is excited about continuing her education and intends to pursue an MD.