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Two UTHSC Medical Students Awarded Major Research Fellowships

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Two students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are among only 66 in the world receiving a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) this year. Second-year medical students Jacob Basham and Terrence Terrell Jones have earned the award for a second consecutive year, which is… Read More

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Drs. Mike McDonald, Francesca-Fang Liao Receive $1 Million to Study Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a $1 million grant to study a genetic therapy that one day may offer a way to slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Mike McDonald, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy… Read More

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UTHSC’s Kristin Hamre, PhD, Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Genetics in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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A researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant to study the role of genetics in fetal alcohol syndrome. Kristin Hamre, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, will receive approximately $1.5 million over… Read More

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Wei Li of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million to Study New Ways to Target and Weaken Cancer Cells

Wei Li, PhD, a researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $1.91 million grant to study new ways to weaken cancer cells by targeting one of their components called survivin. The grant from the National Institutes of Health will be distributed over five years.… Read More

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Dr. David Stern Cites Community Service; Culture of Excellence in State of the College of Medicine Address

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Engagement in the community is central to the College of Medicine at UTHSC, said David Stern, MD, Robert J. Kaplan Executive Dean in his recent State of the College of Medicine address. “If you consider our community – the underserved community that lives all around us – that community presents… Read More

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Dr. Karen C. Johnson of UTHSC Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Study How Weight Loss and Increased Physical Activity Affect Aging in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a $2.3 million grant to build on earlier studies to determine if lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss through reduced calorie consumption and increased physical activity can meaningfully improve the lives of older individuals with type… Read More

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Student Nick Saites Honored for Exceptional Community Service


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For as long as he can remember, UTHSC student Louis “Nick” Saites has had a love for science, research and public service. Now, he is in a position that marries all three, and he’s being honored for pursuing those passions. Involved in many service-oriented organizations, Saites was recently awarded the… Read More