Assistant Professor Kazuko Sakata of UTHSC Receives $375,000 Grant for Research on Inflexible Learning

A $375,000 grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Kazuko Sakata and her research team to explore the neural mechanisms of inflexible learning caused by BDNF deficiency.

A $375,000 grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Kazuko Sakata and her research team to explore the neural mechanisms of inflexible learning caused by BDNF deficiency.

Kazuko Sakata, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $375,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Assistant Professor Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Osteoporosis Research

A $1.6 million grant will allow Dr. Susan Miranda to continue her research focusing on the genes regulated by estrogens in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

A $1.6 million grant will allow Dr. Susan Miranda to continue her research focusing on the genes regulated by estrogens in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

Susan Miranda, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.6 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

The First John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment Lectureship Brings Renowned Diabetes Expert to Campus

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Sisters Beverly Williams-Cleaves, MD, second from left; Ethelyn Williams-Neal, MD, center; and Willie Williams-Crittendon, PhD, are shown at the inaugural lectureship they endowed in memory of their parents. Guy Reed, MD, chair of the UTHSC Department of Medicine, is at far left, and featured speaker, James Gavin III, MD, is at right.

The first John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment in Community Diabetes Lectureship earlier this month brought renowned diabetes expert James Gavin III, MD, to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus as the keynote speaker. [Read more...]

Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, Named Senior Associate Dean and Chair for the New Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at UTHSC

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Dr. Clint W. Snyder is the senior associate dean and chair of the new Department of Medical Education.

David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, as the senior associate dean and chair for the new Department of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine. Dr. Snyder joined UTHSC on October 1.

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John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, Named Associate Dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, associate dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, associate dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean and professor of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, as the inaugural associate dean of Extramural Affairs, effective immediately. [Read more...]

Timothy L. Hottel, Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC, Receives $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., for Clinical Study on Use of Oral Appliances in Mitigating Severity, Frequency of Motor and Vocal Tics

Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will serve as principal investigator for a $340,000 clinical study funded by TicTocStop, Inc. TicTocStop has a mission focused on improving the lives of people with Tourette Syndrome. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Shalini Narayana Receives $677,385 Grant for Parkinson’s Disease Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and her research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Shalini Narayana, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $677,385 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Dr. Narayana and her research team are testing to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy. [Read more...]

UTHSC Professor Ivan Gerling Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Type 1 Diabetes Research

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Ivan Gerling and his research team to further their studies into the process of Type 1 Diabetes. Their findings could provide a number of new potential drug targets that could stop or reverse the abnormal molecular processes and prevent or cure the disease.

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Ivan Gerling and his research team to further their studies into the process of Type 1 Diabetes. Their findings could provide a number of new potential drug targets that could stop or reverse the abnormal molecular processes and prevent or cure the disease.

Ivan Gerling, PhD, professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,597,704 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study the process of Type 1 Diabetes. [Read more...]