Assistant Professor Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Osteoporosis Research

A $1.6 million grant will allow Dr. Susan Miranda to continue her research focusing on the genes regulated by estrogens in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

A $1.6 million grant will allow Dr. Susan Miranda to continue her research focusing on the genes regulated by estrogens in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

Susan Miranda, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.6 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

The First John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment Lectureship Brings Renowned Diabetes Expert to Campus

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Sisters Beverly Williams-Cleaves, MD, second from left; Ethelyn Williams-Neal, MD, center; and Willie Williams-Crittendon, PhD, are shown at the inaugural lectureship they endowed in memory of their parents. Guy Reed, MD, chair of the UTHSC Department of Medicine, is at far left, and featured speaker, James Gavin III, MD, is at right.

The first John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment in Community Diabetes Lectureship earlier this month brought renowned diabetes expert James Gavin III, MD, to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus as the keynote speaker. [Read more...]

Timothy L. Hottel, Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC, Receives $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., for Clinical Study on Use of Oral Appliances in Mitigating Severity, Frequency of Motor and Vocal Tics

Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will serve as principal investigator for a $340,000 clinical study funded by TicTocStop, Inc. TicTocStop has a mission focused on improving the lives of people with Tourette Syndrome. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Shalini Narayana Receives $677,385 Grant for Parkinson’s Disease Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and her research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Shalini Narayana, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $677,385 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Dr. Narayana and her research team are testing to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy. [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...]

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...]

Vitamin D Study

1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing diabetes.

Are you one of them?

If you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetes.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conducting a diabetes prevention research study for people over age 30 who are at risk of developing diabetes. Participants will receive diabetes testing, information on diabetes prevention and up to $300 if all visits are completed.

If you think you may be at risk, please call 901-448-8400 to learn more about the Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes study (D2d study). If you respond by email to this posting, please include a contact phone number so that we can follow up with you.