Sunghee H. Tak, PhD, MPH, RN
William A. and Ruth F. Loewenberg Chair of Excellence
Professor/Associate Dean for Research
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Dr. Sunghee H. Tak, an established nurse educator and researcher, joined the University
of Memphis as the Loewenberg Endowed Chair of Excellence and Associate Dean for Research.
She earned baccalaureate and master degrees from Seoul National University and her
PhD degree the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Dr. Tak completed a Claire
M. Fagin Post-doctoral Fellowship in the field of Geriatric Nursing. She joins us
from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing.
Dr. Tak’s program of research utilizes technology in the elderly population. She has
conducted NIH research in the areas of Therapeutic Computer Activity Interventions
in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. Looking forward, Dr. Tak will further develop
a strong scholarly and research focus in the Loewenberg School of Nursing and promote
collaborative and interdisciplinary research. “Dr. Tak’s research not only helps improve
care for people with dementia, but also supports our strategic goal for enhancing
nursing research and advancing knowledge to guide nursing practice,” shares Dr. Lin
Zhan, dean of the Loewenberg School of Nursing.
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