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The Kosten Foundation Provides $200,000 Grant to UTHSC Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Representatives from Kosten Foundation and the Dermon family present a ceremonial check representing the $200,000 grant for the Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to researchers and representatives from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer support today announced a $200,000 grant to establish the Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The fund is to be used exclusively for the research of pancreatic cancer, the disease… Read More

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Noma Anderson, Dean of the UTHSC College of Health Professions, Named Special Adviser to UT System President on Diversity and Inclusion

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Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since 2010, has been named special adviser to UT System President Joe DiPietro on diversity and inclusion. Dr. DiPietro announced the appointment today to the Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee… Read More

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Drs. Mike McDonald, Francesca-Fang Liao Receive $1 Million to Study Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a $1 million grant to study a genetic therapy that one day may offer a way to slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Mike McDonald, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy… Read More

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Campus Recreation Offers Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

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An interest in an active lifestyle is key to enjoying the outdoors. To help faculty, staff and students enjoy the outdoors, equipment for UTHSC’s Outdoor Recreation program was completely upgraded in 2015, thanks to funding by the Student Government Association Executive Council. Equipment rentals range from tents and backpacks to… Read More

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UTHSC’s Kristin Hamre, PhD, Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Genetics in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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A researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant to study the role of genetics in fetal alcohol syndrome. Kristin Hamre, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, will receive approximately $1.5 million over… Read More

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Wei Li of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million to Study New Ways to Target and Weaken Cancer Cells

Wei Li, PhD, a researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $1.91 million grant to study new ways to weaken cancer cells by targeting one of their components called survivin. The grant from the National Institutes of Health will be distributed over five years.… Read More