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Streptococcus Vaccine Developed by UTHSC Professor of Medicine James B. Dale to Begin Clinical Trial

James B. Dale, M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, and Gene H. Stollerman, M.D., Endowed Professor in Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Research Scientist at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, invented StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent group A streptococcal (GAS) infections. The main objective of the Phase l clinical trial, being conducted in Canada, is to demonstrate that the novel vaccine is safe and well tolerated in humans.

The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT), a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) located at the University of Saskatchewan, and Vaxent in Memphis, Tennessee, are pleased to announce the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent Group A streptococcal (GAS)… Read More

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New Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems to Expand UTHSC’s National and Global Position as a Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

A rendering of the new Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems, a $16 million facility for manufacturing pharmaceuticals planned for UTHSC. Renovations to an existing building on the eastern edge of campus are set to begin in September 2015.

A nondescript building on the eastern edge of campus is poised to help launch the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) into the global pharmaceutical marketplace. The building, a former warehouse at 208 S. Dudley Street, was purchased by UTHSC about five years ago. It is being transformed into… Read More

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UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity Announces Six Grant Awards Totaling $402,000

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The UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program. Six UTHSC researchers were chosen out of a competitive field of 28 submissions. The… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetic Retinopathy Research

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has long been interested in the causes and effects of diabetic retinopathy – his father and grandfather suffered from diabetes and resulting vision loss. As a result, Dr. Gangaraju, who came to UTHSC… Read More

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The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Begins Outreach to Strengthen Relationships with Area Law Enforcement Agencies

Administrators and staff of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center recently met with investigators from the Germantown Police Department as part of the center’s outreach and education efforts.

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) is hosting information and training sessions with investigators from local law enforcement agencies as part of a new effort to strengthen relationships with area entities that handle death cases. Detectives from the Bartlett, Collierville and Millington Police Departments are meeting with administrators and… Read More

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Dr. David Shibata Named Chair of Surgery for the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center

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David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery for the UTHSC Department of Surgery following a national… Read More

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Linda Nichols, PhD, Named a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

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For more than 20 years, Linda Nichols, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. The Gerontological Society of America has recognized her efforts by naming… Read More