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...]

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...]

Doctoral Student Shaquita Starks to Receive More Than $30,000 Minority Fellowship from American Nurses Association

Shaquita Starks Minority Fellowship Award Recipient

Shaquita Starks
Minority Fellowship Award Recipient

Shaquita Starks, MSN, FNP-BC, PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the recipient of the Minority Fellowship Program Award at the American Nurses Association funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. As a result, Starks will receive more than $30,000 towards her tuition, a stipend, and other behavioral health training and learning experiences. [Read more...]

Surgeon and Assistant Professor Min Yoo of UTHSC Recognized by American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Dr. Min Yoo was recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her research in kidney transplantation.

Dr. Min Yoo was recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her research in kidney transplantation.

Min Yoo, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and a transplant surgeon with the Methodist University Transplant Institute, has been recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) for her research related to pediatric en-bloc kidney transplantation. [Read more...]

Gustavo Miranda-Carboni of UTHSC Receives $158,232 Grant for Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Gustavo Miranda-Carboni and his research team have been awarded a $158,232 grant by the NIH that will allow them to develop targeted therapeutics to treat or prevent lung metastasis for triple negative breast cancer patients.

Dr. Gustavo Miranda-Carboni and his research team have been awarded a $158,232 grant by the NIH that will allow them to develop targeted therapeutics to treat or prevent lung metastasis for triple negative breast cancer patients.

Gustavo Miranda-Carboni, PhD, assistant  professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $158,232 from the National Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). [Read more...]