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...]

Instructor Weiqiang Zhang of UTHSC Receives More Than $1.8 Million Grant for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Recently awarded more than $1.8 million from the NIH, Dr. Weiqiang Zhang and his research team are working to pave the way toward novel therapies for cystic fibrosis.

Recently awarded more than $1.8 million from the NIH, Dr. Weiqiang Zhang and his research team are working to pave the way toward novel therapies for cystic fibrosis.

Weiqiang Zhang, PhD, an instructor in the Departments of Physiology and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,874,750 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, for research on cystic fibrosis. [Read more...]

The Top Executive Position at the UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine is Named for Alumnus and Benefactor, Dr. Robert J. Kaplan

Dr. Robert J. Kaplan addresses students, faculty, parents and staff during the 2014 White Coat Ceremony for the UTHSC College of Medicine in August. The top position in the college is now named after him.

Dr. Robert J. Kaplan addresses students, faculty, parents and staff during the 2014 White Coat Ceremony for the UTHSC College of Medicine in August. The top position in the college is now named after him.

The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced that the college’s top executive position has been named after benefactor and alumnus, Dr. Robert J. Kaplan. Dr. David Stern, who has led the medical college since April 2011, is now the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the UTHSC College of Medicine. [Read more...]