Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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photo Patricia K. Eagon, PhD


Phone: 412-648-9502

Office: Div. of Gastro., Hepatology & Nutrition
S847 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-9502
Fax: 412-648-9731
Education and Training
BS, Waynesburg College - Waynesburg, PA
MS - Biochemistry, West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
PhD - Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA, 1976
Postgraduate - Liver Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1979
Postgraduate - NIAAA/Molecular Biology Technique, University of Indiana, 1988
Research Interest
Dr. Eagon is an Associate Professor of Medicine whose research interests include the role of sex hormones in mediating the effects of alcohol on liver injury and sex hormone-responsive liver parameters. In addition, Dr. Eagon operates research projects involving environmental pollutants and chemicals as hormone disruptors and the hormonal activity of medicinal botanicals.
Educational Interest
Teaching 2nd year medical students, Digestion & Nutrition course
Teaching graduate students in Schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, Public Health, Arts and Sciences (past and present).
Past: primary mentor to 5 PhD and 1 MS students.
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Selected Publications:
Tadic, S.D., Elm, M.S., Li, H-S., van Londen, G.J., Whitcomb, D.C., Eagon, P.K. Sex differences in hepatic gene expression in a rat model of ethanol-induced liver injury. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2002; 93: 1057-68.
Tipoe, G.L., Liong, E.C., Casey, C.A., Donohue, T.M., Eagon, P.K., So, H., Leung, T.M., Fogt, F., Nanji, A.A. A voluntary oral ethanol-feeding rat model associated with necroinflammatory liver injury. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2008; 32: 669-82.
Liu, S.G., Yeh, T.H., Singh, V.P., Shiva, S., Krauland, L., Kharbanda, K., Ritov, V., Monga, S.P.S., Eagon, P.K., Behari, J. ß-Catenin is essential for ethanol metabolism and protection against alcohol-mediated liver steatosis in mice. Hepatology. 2012; 55: 931-40.
Eagon, P.K. Alcoholic liver injury: Influence of gender and hormones. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011; 16: 1377-84.
Bergheim, I., Eagon, P.K., Dooley, S., Breitkopf-Heinlein, K. Alcoholic liver disease and exacerbation by malnutrition and infections: what animal models are currently available?. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2011; 1216: 41-49.
Notable Achievements
Kenneth E. Schuits Award: the Dean’s Master Educator Award, 2011
Curriculum Service Award, 2012
Digestion and Nutrition course director, 1996- 2011
AA-1 Study Section, permanent member, 2005–2011
AA-1 Study Section, ad hoc member, 2011-2012
Reviewer, Nebraska Research Initiative Program, 2012-present
Veterans Affairs IACUC, member 16 years, chair 6 years, 1999-present
Basic Science chair, Abstract Review Committee, Nutrition Section, AGA, 2005-6
Member, Admissions Committee, School of Medicine, 1986-2013