UTHSC Assistant Professor Shalini Narayana Receives $677,385 Grant for Parkinson’s Disease Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and her research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Shalini Narayana, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $677,385 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Dr. Narayana and her research team are testing to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy. [Read more...]

Emile J. David Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Administration for UTHSC

Emile David

Emile David, RA

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Emile David, RA, as the associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration, effective immediately.

“Emile brings strong business contacts and a wide variety of experience to this position,” Dr. Brown said. “We have every confidence that his efforts will result in increased operational efficiency on a variety of projects going forward.” [Read more...]

William Walsh III Named Interim Chief of Police for UTHSC

William Walsh III

William Walsh III

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has named William Walsh III, as the interim chief of police, effective immediately.

“The combination of his law enforcement background and knowledge of the particular requirements of an academic community made Captain Walsh the right choice to serve as interim chief,” said Dr. Brown. “His ties with area law enforcement units and focus on strategic leadership of the department will serve him well in this demanding role.” [Read more...]

UTHSC Professor Ivan Gerling Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Type 1 Diabetes Research

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Ivan Gerling and his research team to further their studies into the process of Type 1 Diabetes. Their findings could provide a number of new potential drug targets that could stop or reverse the abnormal molecular processes and prevent or cure the disease.

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Ivan Gerling and his research team to further their studies into the process of Type 1 Diabetes. Their findings could provide a number of new potential drug targets that could stop or reverse the abnormal molecular processes and prevent or cure the disease.

Ivan Gerling, PhD, professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,597,704 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study the process of Type 1 Diabetes. [Read more...]

Associate Professor Anna Bukiya of UTHSC Receives $393,750 Grant for Alcohol Consumption Research

A $393,750 NIH-funded grant will allow Dr. Anna Bukiya and her research team to determine the effects of alcohol fetal cerebral circulation and function of fetal cerebral arteries. Arterial function is crucial, as arteries supply oxygen and nutrients to the developing brain.

A $393,750 NIH-funded grant will allow Dr. Anna Bukiya and her research team to determine the effects of alcohol fetal cerebral circulation and function of fetal cerebral arteries. Arterial function is crucial, as arteries supply oxygen and nutrients to the developing brain.

Anna Bukiya, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $393,750 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study how alcohol consumption during pregnancy alters development of the fetal brain. [Read more...]

UTHSC Researcher Receives $50K for Hepatitis C Virus Education/Community Awareness Program in African-American Community

Dr. Patricia Matthews Juarez and her research team will be able to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Data has shown that African- Americans have the highest mortality rate from the disease.

Dr. Patricia Matthews Juarez and her research team will be able to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Data has shown that African- Americans have the highest mortality rate from the disease.

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, co-director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $50,000 from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The one-year grant will be used to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community. [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act Works for Most, But Not All, Concludes Paper by UTHSC’s Ilana Graetz, Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

Dr. Ilana Graetz is lead author of a paper examining the Affordable Care Act.

UTHSC’s Dr. Ilana Graetz is lead author of a paper that examines the Affordable Care Act and was published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine.

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put health insurance coverage within reach of most Americans, it does leave some groups without affordable options, according to a paper by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) that was published by the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine. [Read more...]

Kristen Hedger Archbold Named Associate Dean for Nursing Research for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Kristen Archbold

Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, has been appointed associate dean for Nursing Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, interim dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, as associate dean for Nursing Research, effective immediately. [Read more...]