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...]

Associate Professor Anna Bukiya of UTHSC Receives $393,750 Grant for Alcohol Consumption Research

A $393,750 NIH-funded grant will allow Dr. Anna Bukiya and her research team to determine the effects of alcohol fetal cerebral circulation and function of fetal cerebral arteries. Arterial function is crucial, as arteries supply oxygen and nutrients to the developing brain.

A $393,750 NIH-funded grant will allow Dr. Anna Bukiya and her research team to determine the effects of alcohol fetal cerebral circulation and function of fetal cerebral arteries. Arterial function is crucial, as arteries supply oxygen and nutrients to the developing brain.

Anna Bukiya, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $393,750 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study how alcohol consumption during pregnancy alters development of the fetal brain. [Read more...]

UTHSC Researcher Receives $50K for Hepatitis C Virus Education/Community Awareness Program in African-American Community

Dr. Patricia Matthews Juarez and her research team will be able to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Data has shown that African- Americans have the highest mortality rate from the disease.

Dr. Patricia Matthews Juarez and her research team will be able to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Data has shown that African- Americans have the highest mortality rate from the disease.

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, co-director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $50,000 from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The one-year grant will be used to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community. [Read more...]

Vitamin D Study

1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing diabetes.

Are you one of them?

If you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetes.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conducting a diabetes prevention research study for people over age 30 who are at risk of developing diabetes. Participants will receive diabetes testing, information on diabetes prevention and up to $300 if all visits are completed.

If you think you may be at risk, please call 901-448-8400 to learn more about the Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes study (D2d study). If you respond by email to this posting, please include a contact phone number so that we can follow up with you.

Instructor Weiqiang Zhang of UTHSC Receives More Than $1.8 Million Grant for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Recently awarded more than $1.8 million from the NIH, Dr. Weiqiang Zhang and his research team are working to pave the way toward novel therapies for cystic fibrosis.

Recently awarded more than $1.8 million from the NIH, Dr. Weiqiang Zhang and his research team are working to pave the way toward novel therapies for cystic fibrosis.

Weiqiang Zhang, PhD, an instructor in the Departments of Physiology and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,874,750 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, for research on cystic fibrosis. [Read more...]

Associate Professor Rennolds Ostrom of UTHSC Receives $165,000 Grant for Cell Function Research

A $165,000 grant from the American Heart Association will allow Dr. Rennolds Ostrom and his research team to understand basic biochemical and cell biological processes that govern how cells respond to hormones in the blood and signals from the brain.

A $165,000 grant from the American Heart Association will allow Dr. Rennolds Ostrom and his research team to understand basic biochemical and cell biological processes that govern how cells respond to hormones in the blood and signals from the brain.

Rennolds Ostrom, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $165,000 from the American Heart Association for research focused on understanding basic biochemical and cell biological processes that govern how cells respond to hormones in the blood and signals from the brain. [Read more...]