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Vanessa Morales-Tirado of the Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC Receives $50,000 Grant for Ocular Immunology Research

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At the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), ophthalmology and immunology are joining forces to advance medicine. Vanessa Morales-Tirado, MS, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, is… Read More

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Associate Professor John Boughter and Assistant Professor Max Fletcher of UTHSC Receive $418,000 Grant for Taste Sensory Research

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How are we able to distinguish the difference between what is sweet, bitter, salty or sour? John Boughter, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $418,000 from the National Institute… Read More

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Graduate Assistant Kevin Hope of UTHSC Receives $100,000 Grant for Epilepsy, Autism Research

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Kevin Hope, a graduate assistant in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the Dup15q Alliance. The award will be used to study 15q Duplication, a syndrome that is caused by duplications in a… Read More

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New Pilot Awards Program Launches at UTHSC to Aid Researchers with Preliminary Data Analysis for Future Grant Proposals

The Office of the Chancellor in conjunction with the Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) and the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announce the launch of the Chancellor’s Pilot Awards. These awards will provide financial assistance in the form… Read More

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality Craig Carton Presents $100,000 Check to UTHSC College of Dentistry for Tourette Syndrome Research

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  On Friday, Dec. 11, nationally syndicated sports radio personality Craig Carton, founder of the TicTocStop Foundation, visited the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis to present a check for $100,000 to Dean Timothy Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, as part of $340,000… Read More

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Associate Professor Lawrence Reiter of UTHSC Receives $108,000 Grant for Autism-Related Syndrome Research

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Lawrence Reiter, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $108,000 from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. The purpose of the study is to use a dental pulp stem cell system developed by Dr. Reiter to find gene expression changes in the nerve cells of individuals… Read More

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Professor Anton Reiner of UTHSC Receives $617,388 Grant for Huntington’s Disease Research

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Huntington’s disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disease, often called Woody Guthrie’s disease, for its most well-known victim. The disease usually becomes apparent around 40 years of age, and ultimately results in destruction of the primary thinking and planning part of the brain, called the cerebral cortex, and also of a… Read More