UTHSC Prof. Ryan Yates Receives $15,000 Grant Award from UT Research Foundation

Dr. Ryan Yates

Dr. Ryan Yates

Ryan Yates, PharmD, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the recipient of a $15,000 award from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The award will support a project titled, “Pre-clinical ADMET of JP-153: A Treatment for Retinal Neovascularization.”

Diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading causes of blindness. While one affects primarily working-age adults and the other aging adults, both contribute to the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, causing bleeding and scar formation. [Read more...]

Francine Rogers Appointed Interim Safety Officer for UTHSC

Francine Rogers

Francine Rogers

Francine Rogers has been named the interim safety officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

Originally from Massachusetts, Rogers has been employed at UTHSC as the institutional biosafety officer since 2006. She has directed the laboratory safety program since 2009. In addition to these duties, Rogers will have responsibility for ensuring safety compliance and protocol for the entire Memphis campus. The position will report directly to Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC. [Read more...]

Dr. David Seaberg to Step Down from Positions as Dean of UTHSC College of Medicine, Chattanooga, and Senior Vice President, Erlanger Health System

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Kevin Spiegel, FACHE, president and CEO for Erlanger Health System, announced that David Seaberg, MD, will be stepping down from the joint positions of dean of the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, and senior vice president of the Erlanger Health System. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s Dr. Gabor Tigyi Draws International Attention for Promising Drug Candidate to Fight Radiation Exposure

Tigyi

Dr. Gabor Tigyi

There currently is no antidote for radiation injury. But Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and his team have spent more than 15 years working on one.

Dr. Tigyi’s research team has developed a drug candidate that shows promise for use in treating victims of acute radiation sickness from nuclear disasters like the ones at the Fukushima (Japan, 2011) and Chernobyl (Soviet Union, 1986) nuclear power plants. It may also be useful in treating injuries suffered by cancer patients from radiation therapy. [Read more...]

Welch Allyn Acquires UTRF Startup Hubble Telemedical to Combat Diabetic Retinopathy

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, co-founder of Hubble Telemedical, Inc.

Welch Allyn, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Hubble Telemedical, Inc., a privately held health care company founded by UT Health Science Center researcher Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, and ORNL researcher Kenneth Tobin, [Read more...]

Associate Professor Rennolds Ostrom of UTHSC Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Asthma and COPD Research

A $1.1 million dollar grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Rennolds Ostrom and his research team to understand how an intracellular messenger called cAMP can carry different information based on where in the cell the signal is generated. Dr. Ostrom’s research could lead to cures for diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

A $1.1 million dollar grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Rennolds Ostrom and his research team to understand how an intracellular messenger called cAMP can carry different information based on where in the cell the signal is generated. Dr. Ostrom’s research could lead to cures for diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Rennolds Ostrom, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,136,476 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Molecular Signal Transduction of cAMP Compartments,” and will be distributed over four years. [Read more...]

Dr. Duane Miller Named to the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Duane Miller, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors.Dr. Duane Miller, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors.

Duane Miller, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He will be inducted on March 20 during the organization’s fourth annual conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. [Read more...]

Professor Christopher Waters Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Lung Injury Research

Dr. Christopher Waters and his research team (from left, Kristina Wilhelm, PhD, Bin Teng, PhD, and Charlean Luellen) have received a $1.5 million grant from the NIH that will allow them to understand the repair process associated with various lung injuries.

Dr. Christopher Waters and his research team (from left, Kristina Wilhelm, PhD, Bin Teng, PhD, and Charlean Luellen) have received a $1.5 million grant from the NIH that will allow them to understand the repair process associated with various lung injuries.

Christopher Waters, PhD, professor and vice chair 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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]