Health Care Heroes Award Winners Reflect UTHSC’s Commitment to Excellence in Health Education, Research and Delivery

Dr. Barrett Haik, director of the UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute, won the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Business Journal.

The 2015 Health Care Heroes Awards bestowed by the Memphis Business Journal are proof that The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is making a difference in Memphis and beyond. Two longtime UTHSC physicians received Health Care Heroes Awards for their work. UTHSC also was well represented among finalists… Read More


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


Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Study Macular Degeneration


Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Hamilton Eye Institute, has a successful history of collaborating with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to battle diseases of the eye. So when he was approached about working together… Read More


Professor Robert W. Williams Receives $300,000 Award from Research to Prevent Blindness To Fund Innovative Glaucoma Research

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States and globally. Currently, there is no cure for the disease, and once vision is lost, it cannot be regained. However, Robert. W. Williams, PhD, chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee… Read More


UTHSC’s Professor Robert Williams Part of Global ENIGMA Consortium Effort to Crack Brain’s Genetic Code


Work of global research alliance – ENIGMA — appears in Nature In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are part of a global consortium of 190 institutions working to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to… Read More