Associate Professor Rennolds Ostrom of UTHSC Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Asthma and COPD Research

A $1.1 million dollar grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Rennolds Ostrom and his research team to understand how an intracellular messenger called cAMP can carry different information based on where in the cell the signal is generated. Dr. Ostrom’s research could lead to cures for diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

A $1.1 million dollar grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Rennolds Ostrom and his research team to understand how an intracellular messenger called cAMP can carry different information based on where in the cell the signal is generated. Dr. Ostrom’s research could lead to cures for diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Rennolds Ostrom, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,136,476 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Molecular Signal Transduction of cAMP Compartments,” and will be distributed over four years. [Read more...]

Professor Christopher Waters Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Lung Injury Research

Dr. Christopher Waters and his research team (from left, Kristina Wilhelm, PhD, Bin Teng, PhD, and Charlean Luellen) have received a $1.5 million grant from the NIH that will allow them to understand the repair process associated with various lung injuries.

Dr. Christopher Waters and his research team (from left, Kristina Wilhelm, PhD, Bin Teng, PhD, and Charlean Luellen) have received a $1.5 million grant from the NIH that will allow them to understand the repair process associated with various lung injuries.

Christopher Waters, PhD, professor and vice chair 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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Drs. Schwarz and McCarthy-Maeder of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Receive $1,002,883 Grant for Literacy and Language Outcomes Project

The Department of Education has awarded Drs. Ilsa Schwarz (left) and Jillian McCarthy-Maeder (right) with a $1,002,883 grant that will allow them to train master’s-level students in the areas of language and literacy outcomes.

The Department of Education has awarded Drs. Ilsa Schwarz (left) and Jillian McCarthy-Maeder (right) with a $1,002,883 grant that will allow them to train master’s-level students in the areas of language and literacy outcomes.

Two researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Ilsa Schwarz, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, professor emeritus, and Jillian McCarthy-Maeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, received a grant totaling $1,002,883 from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. [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...]

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...]

UTHSC to Host African-American Women’s Breast Cancer Summit Feb. 7

The “Live! Just As We Are” logo was created to symbolize the beauty and transformative power that women must draw upon to survive and thrive against breast cancer.

The “Live! Just As We Are” logo was created to symbolize the beauty and transformative power that women must draw upon to survive and thrive against breast cancer.

Local Coalition to Welcome 500 Black Women to Feb. 7 Summit

The Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity and the Exposome (RCHDEE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has convened a Breast Cancer Awareness and Action Coalition that includes 11 local and state health care, civic and community organizations. [Read more...]