Clemson University’s Dr. Jeff Anker (right) received the Dr. Wallace R. Roy Distinguished Professorship award on March 31 at the Greenville Health System’s Community Room at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Thomas Pace (left), a physician in the GHS orthopedic surgery department, was the presenter.
Anker is an associate professor in the department of chemistry in C.U.’s College of Science. As Roy professor, Anker will seek out broader collaborations to advance his research using X-rays for biomechanical measurements and chemical sensing, especially to monitor fracture healing and study implanted medical device-associated infection.
Anker is working with Pace on several National Institutes of Health grants, including developing a noninvasive technique to monitor strain on hip screws, as well as a method of using X-ray technology to noninvasively detect orthopedic device infection.
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Brown / GHS