Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen Congratulates UTHSC Researchers on Being Named Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

August 18, 2014
Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today congratulated two researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Dr. Karen Johnson and Dr. David Nelson, on being named in Thomson Reuters’ new “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014” report. The report, which distinguishes scientists and researchers who have written the greatest number of articles ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, is available here.

“This report reaffirms what we have long known: that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is home to some of the best researchers and scientists in the world,” said Congressman Cohen. “Doctors Karen Johnson and David Nelson should be proud of their impressive work, and I congratulate them both on this significant distinction.”

Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, is a professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medicine in the College of Medicine at UTHSC. Her research focuses on women’s health, obesity, smoking cessation and preventive medicine. David Nelson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at UTHSC. His research focuses on the evolutionary genomics of the enzyme Cytochrome P450. A photo of Dr. Karen Johnson is available here, and a photo of Dr. David Nelson is available here.