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...]

Five UT Researchers Among Thomson Reuters’ “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

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Five University of Tennessee researchers, including two from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.

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New Leaders Named for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, Appointed Chair; David Maness, MD, Named Medical Director

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, has been named chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC. David Maness, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UTHSC, is the new medical director for Physician Assistant Studies. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s Dr. Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO, Addresses World Korean Medical Organization on Pharmaceutical Safety Issues

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, second from left, was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting.

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, second from left, was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York.

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York City, addressing the issue of pharmaceutical supply chain safety. His participation in the international health care convention reflects UTHSC’s growing presence on the national and international pharmaceutical stage, as the university prepares to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus.

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