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Graduate Assistant Kevin Hope of UTHSC Receives $100,000 Grant for Epilepsy, Autism Research

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Kevin Hope, a graduate assistant in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the Dup15q Alliance. The award will be used to study 15q Duplication, a syndrome that is caused by duplications in a… Read More

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New Pilot Awards Program Launches at UTHSC to Aid Researchers with Preliminary Data Analysis for Future Grant Proposals

The Office of the Chancellor in conjunction with the Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) and the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announce the launch of the Chancellor’s Pilot Awards. These awards will provide financial assistance in the form… Read More

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality Craig Carton Presents $100,000 Check to UTHSC College of Dentistry for Tourette Syndrome Research

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  On Friday, Dec. 11, nationally syndicated sports radio personality Craig Carton, founder of the TicTocStop Foundation, visited the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis to present a check for $100,000 to Dean Timothy Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, as part of $340,000… Read More

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Associate Professor Lawrence Reiter of UTHSC Receives $108,000 Grant for Autism-Related Syndrome Research

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Lawrence Reiter, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $108,000 from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. The purpose of the study is to use a dental pulp stem cell system developed by Dr. Reiter to find gene expression changes in the nerve cells of individuals… Read More

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Research Led by Joan C. Han, MD, of UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, May Lead to New and Personalized Treatments for Obesity

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A study led by Joan C. Han, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and founding director of the UT-Le Bonheur Pediatric Obesity Program, may lead to new approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity based on individual… Read More

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Promising Trial Results of Drug to treat RSV Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A new antiviral drug, ALS-008176, designed to fight respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has shown potential against RSV infection. The medicine, developed by Alios Biopharma Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, in collaboration with laboratories at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and physicians from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,… Read More