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UTHSC’s Dr. Meiyun Fan Receives $100,000 to Study Recurrent Form of Breast Cancer

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Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $100,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study an aggressive form of breast cancer known as Basal-Like Breast Cancer, or BLBC. The grant will be distributed over two… Read More

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College of Nursing Receives Grant for Two Scholars to Enroll in PhD Programs

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing was among 32 nursing schools in the country to be selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program. Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, FAANP, and Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN, FAAIDD, professor and PhD program director in… Read More

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Fu-Ming Zhou Awarded $1.66 Million to Study Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

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Dopamine is a brain chemical that profoundly affects our brain functions, including motor control, cognition and reward regulation, as seen in Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and drug addiction. Fu-Ming Zhou, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant totaling $1.66 million from the National Institute of… Read More

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Professors Anton Reiner and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed Receive $418,000 for Huntington’s Disease Research

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A new $418,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will allow Anton Reiner, PhD, and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to research a possible new gene therapy treatment approach for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a… Read More

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UTHSC College of Medicine Student Travels to Madagascar as Part of World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist Team

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Traveling to 20 cities on the island of Madagascar to train local surgical teams is not what most medical students do between their third and fourth years of medical school. But Emily Bruno, a student in UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, did just that as a participant of… Read More

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The Kosten Foundation Provides $200,000 Grant to UTHSC Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

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The Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer support today announced a $200,000 grant to establish the Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The fund is to be used exclusively for the research of pancreatic cancer, the disease… Read More

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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