Ophthalmic Society Honors Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Petros Konofaos

Dr. Petros Konofaos

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has presented its 2014 Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award to Dr. Petros Konofaos for his outstanding contributions to ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a plastic surgeon at UT Medical Group Inc. and an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Surgeon and Assistant Professor Min Yoo of UTHSC Recognized by American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Dr. Min Yoo was recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her research in kidney transplantation.

Dr. Min Yoo was recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her research in kidney transplantation.

Min Yoo, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and a transplant surgeon with the Methodist University Transplant Institute, has been recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) for her research related to pediatric en-bloc kidney transplantation. [Read more...]

Gustavo Miranda-Carboni of UTHSC Receives $158,232 Grant for Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Gustavo Miranda-Carboni and his research team have been awarded a $158,232 grant by the NIH that will allow them to develop targeted therapeutics to treat or prevent lung metastasis for triple negative breast cancer patients.

Dr. Gustavo Miranda-Carboni and his research team have been awarded a $158,232 grant by the NIH that will allow them to develop targeted therapeutics to treat or prevent lung metastasis for triple negative breast cancer patients.

Gustavo Miranda-Carboni, PhD, assistant  professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $158,232 from the National Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). [Read more...]

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, Tapped as Pediatric Cardiology Chief

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, has been named co-director of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, chief of Cardiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Herb Kosten Foundation Donates for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The UTHSC Pancreatic Cancer Research team: back row, from left Swati Balkrishna, Neeraj Chauhan, Murali M. Yallapu, Rishi K. Gara, Saif Zaman, M. D. Sikander, Sheema Khan, Aditya Ganju, Vaibhav Gandhi, Sonam Kumari and Saini Setua. In center, Meena Jaggi and Subhash Chauhan

The UTHSC Pancreatic Cancer Research team: back row, from left Swati Balkrishna, Neeraj Chauhan, Murali M. Yallapu, Rishi K. Gara, Saif Zaman, M. D. Sikander, Sheema Khan, Aditya Ganju, Vaibhav Gandhi, Sonam Kumari and Saini Setua. In center, Meena Jaggi and Subhash Chauhan.

As a part of its ongoing effort to support pancreatic cancer research, the Herb Kosten Foundation has donated $30,000 to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Jeffery Klco of UTHSC Receives $700,000 Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists

Assistant member in Pathology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Jeffery Klco, M.D., Ph.D., works with research lab specialist Tami Lamprecht at the bench. Klco and his team are investigating how disrupting signals in the bone marrow can influence blood stem cells, which give rise to all the other blood cells of an animal. Photo by Seth Dixon, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Assistant member in Pathology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Jeffery Klco, MD, PhD, works with research lab specialist Tami Lamprecht at the bench. Klco and his team are investigating how disrupting signals in the bone marrow can influence blood stem cells, which give rise to all the other blood cells of an animal. Photo by Seth Dixon, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Jeffery M. Klco, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pathology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS). [Read more...]

Professor Subhash Chauhan of UTHSC Receives $562,500 Grant for Prostate Cancer Research

Dr. Subhash Chauhan has received a $562,500 award to study new treatments for metastatic prostate cancer.

Dr. Subhash Chauhan has received a $562,500 award to study new treatments for metastatic prostate cancer.

Subhash Chauhan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a three-year grant totaling $562,500 from the Department of Defense (DOD) to research new therapies for advanced-stage prostate cancer. [Read more...]

UT President Participates in College Access Event at White House

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KNOXVILLE — Today, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro will join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. [Read more...]