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UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to Host Pediatric Nephrology Tribute to Dr. Russell W. Chesney

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Serving as chair for more than 23 years of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Russell W. Chesney, MD, worked tirelessly to advance the field of pediatric nephrology. The legacy Dr. Chesney left behind will be honored during… Read More

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UTHSC’s Dr. Meiyun Fan Receives $100,000 to Study Recurrent Form of Breast Cancer

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Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $100,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study an aggressive form of breast cancer known as Basal-Like Breast Cancer, or BLBC. The grant will be distributed over two… Read More

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Assistant Professor Valeria Vásquez Receives $120,000 Grant for Chronic Pain Research

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $120,000 from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation to study the causes of chronic pain. She will be working in collaboration with Avi Priel,… Read More

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College of Nursing Receives Grant for Two Scholars to Enroll in PhD Programs

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing was among 32 nursing schools in the country to be selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program. Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, FAANP, and Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN, FAAIDD, professor and PhD program director in… Read More

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Fu-Ming Zhou Awarded $1.66 Million to Study Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

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Dopamine is a brain chemical that profoundly affects our brain functions, including motor control, cognition and reward regulation, as seen in Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and drug addiction. Fu-Ming Zhou, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant totaling $1.66 million from the National Institute of… Read More

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Professors Anton Reiner and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed Receive $418,000 for Huntington’s Disease Research

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A new $418,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will allow Anton Reiner, PhD, and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to research a possible new gene therapy treatment approach for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a… Read More

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The Kosten Foundation Provides $200,000 Grant to UTHSC Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Representatives from Kosten Foundation and the Dermon family present a ceremonial check representing the $200,000 grant for the Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to researchers and representatives from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer support today announced a $200,000 grant to establish the Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The fund is to be used exclusively for the research of pancreatic cancer, the disease… Read More

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Two UTHSC Medical Students Awarded Major Research Fellowships

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Two students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are among only 66 in the world receiving a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) this year. Second-year medical students Jacob Basham and Terrence Terrell Jones have earned the award for a second consecutive year, which is… Read More