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...]

Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, Chair of Pharmacology at UTHSC, Awarded More Than $1.85 Million Extension Grant to Study Effects of Alcohol on Arteries in the Brain

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Dr. Alex Dopico

Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded more than $1.85 million to extend funding for his ongoing research into the effects of alcohol on the brain. [Read more...]

Assistant Professor Dong Wang of UTHSC Receives $308,000 Grant for Heart Attack Research

With the help of a $308,000 grant from the American Heart Association, Dr. Dong Wang and his research team will be able to further explore ways to improve the treatment of patients with heart attack and ischemic heart disease.

With the help of a $308,000 grant from the American Heart Association, Dr. Dong Wang and his research team will be able to further explore ways to improve the treatment of patients with heart attack and ischemic heart disease.

Dong Wang, PhD, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $308,000 from the American Heart Association. [Read more...]

Associate Professor Ae-Kyung Yi of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Arthritis Research

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With a newly funded grant from the NIH, Dr. Yi and her research team will be able to develop novel and specific therapeutic approaches to rheumatoid arthritis and other complex autoimmune diseases.

Ae-Kyung Yi, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.6 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Assistant Professor Kristen O’Connell of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Obesity Research

A $1.6 million grant from the NIH will enable Dr. Kristen O’Connell and her research team to identify the changes that high-calorie diets have on the neural circuits that control appetite and food intake.

A $1.6 million grant from the NIH will enable Dr. Kristen O’Connell and her research team to identify the changes that high-calorie diets have on the neural circuits that control appetite and food intake.

Kristen O’Connell, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,607,325 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Professor Donna K. Hathaway of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Kidney Transplant Medication Research

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Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.” The award will be distributed over a four-year period. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Kazuko Sakata, PhD, Receives $147,500 Grant to Study Anti-Depressive Effects of Enriched Environments Early in Life

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Dr. Kazuko Sakata

An enriched environment that includes exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation has been proven to help prevent or reverse depression. But it’s not clear exactly when in life an enriched environment has the most anti-depressive effect. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Adebowale Adebiyi Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Kidney Function Research

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function.  He will focus on the functions of cell membrane proteins known as “ion channels” that are located in blood vessels and glomeruli (delicate units where blood is cleaned and filtered) within the kidneys.

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function. He will focus on the functions of cell membrane proteins known as “ion channels” that are located in blood vessels and glomeruli (delicate units where blood is cleaned and filtered) within the kidneys.

Adebowale AdebiyiPhD, assistant professor 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 Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Regulation of Neonatal Renal Hemodynamics.” The award will be distributed over a five-year period. [Read more...]