UTHSC Assistant Professor Kazuko Sakata, PhD, Receives $147,500 Grant to Study Anti-Depressive Effects of Enriched Environments Early in Life

Dr. Kazuko Sakata

Dr. Kazuko Sakata

An enriched environment that includes exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation has been proven to help prevent or reverse depression. But it’s not clear exactly when in life an enriched environment has the most anti-depressive effect. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Adebowale Adebiyi Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Kidney Function Research

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function.  He will focus on the functions of cell membrane proteins known as “ion channels” that are located in blood vessels and glomeruli (delicate units where blood is cleaned and filtered) within the kidneys.

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function. He will focus on the functions of cell membrane proteins known as “ion channels” that are located in blood vessels and glomeruli (delicate units where blood is cleaned and filtered) within the kidneys.

Adebowale AdebiyiPhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Regulation of Neonatal Renal Hemodynamics.” The award will be distributed over a five-year period. [Read more...]

Racial Disparities in Medication Adherence Continue Despite Policy Improvements, According to UTHSC Researchers

Mustafa Hussein, PhD

Mustafa Hussein, PhD

Even though most people know that taking medication properly is key to managing chronic disease, they don’t or can’t always do it. However, the launch of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit in 2006 has encouraged more elderly patients to take their heart medications as prescribed. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s College of Medicine Forms Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics, Appointed Founding Chair of GGI

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the formation of a new department on the Memphis campus, the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics (GGI). [Read more...]

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Operate West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to operate the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) and the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s Office. [Read more...]

Professor S. Casey Laizure of UTHSC Receives $150,000 Grant for Caffeine Inhalation Research

Dr. S. Casey Laizure holds an Aeroshot™ 100 mg caffeine administration device, an integral part of his NIH-funded study, sold by Breathable Foods, Inc. The study of this device, which dispenses caffeine upon inspiration, will provide insight into caffeine blood levels achieved after inhalation.

Dr. S. Casey Laizure holds an Aeroshot™ 100 mg caffeine administration device, an integral part of his NIH-funded study, sold by Breathable Foods, Inc. The study of this device, which dispenses caffeine upon inspiration, will provide insight into caffeine blood levels achieved after inhalation.

S. Casey Laizure, PharmD, professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy, has received a grant totaling $150,000 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support the study of caffeine disposition in humans after inhalation. [Read more...]

Rizzo’s Diner to Help Memphis Crisis Center Raise Funds

The Memphis Crisis Center and Rizzo’s Diner at 106 G.E. Patterson are partnering for a once-a-month event to raise funds for the 24-hour hotline for people in emotional distress.

“Less to Wine About Wednesdays” will be held on the second Wednesday of every month. The restaurant, which has been featured on Food Network, will give 25 percent of the day’s proceeds to the Memphis Crisis Center. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s College of Allied Health Sciences Renamed the College of Health Professions

COHP sealOn Tuesday, July 1, the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) officially changes its name to the College of Health Professions. Although the renaming was approved by the UT Board of Trustees during its Feb. 27 winter meeting, the change is timed to coincide with the start of Tennessee’s 2015 fiscal year. Founded in 1972 as the College of Community and Allied Health, the unit’s name was abridged to the College of Allied Health Sciences in 1985. [Read more...]