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UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity Selects Two Recipients of 2015 Career Development Awards

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Each to Receive Up to $130,000 Annually Over Two to Three Years The UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has selected two winners of its 2015 Career Development Awards, also known as the KL2 Program: Kunal Singhal,… Read More

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UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity Announces Six Grant Awards Totaling $402,000

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The UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program. Six UTHSC researchers were chosen out of a competitive field of 28 submissions. The… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetic Retinopathy Research

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has long been interested in the causes and effects of diabetic retinopathy – his father and grandfather suffered from diabetes and resulting vision loss. As a result, Dr. Gangaraju, who came to UTHSC… Read More

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Assistant Professor Julio Cordero-Morales Receives $231,000 Grant for Protein Function Research

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Research being performed by Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, focuses on understanding the function of proteins involved in pain perception and blood pressure regulation. With new grant funding, Dr. Cordero-Morales and his research team can further explore the importance of the specific roles of these proteins and their regulatory mechanisms in normal and… Read More

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Assistant Professor Jillian McCarthy-Maeder and Professor Emeritus Ilsa Schwarz Receive $1,020,381 Grant for Language and Literacy Outcomes Project

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Grant to Fund 32 Graduate Students – Recruiting Begins in Fall 2015 Jillian McCarthy-Maeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,020,381 from the United States Department of Education’s Office of… Read More

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UTHSC’s Dr. Kristen Archbold Receives $248,460 Grant to Study Sleep Apnea Therapy for Children

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Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, has spent 17 years researching connections between sleep and the behavior and thinking patterns of school-aged children. In particular, she is working with children ages 6 to 12 who have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that affects children and adults causing them to stop breathing many… Read More

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Dr. Guoyun Chen of UTHSC Receives $332,250 Grant for Septic Shock Research

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Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Despite availability of antibiotics, the mortality and hospitalization of patients with severe sepsis has increased rapidly, causing approximately 200,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. Guoyun Chen, MD, PhD, and his research team are hoping… Read More

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Associate Professor Anna Bukiya of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million to Study How Cholesterol and Alcohol Interact in the Body

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Anna Bukiya, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a five-year grant totaling $1.6 million to study how cholesterol and alcohol interact to modulate blood vessel function in the brain. The award… Read More