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Streptococcus Vaccine Developed by UTHSC Professor of Medicine James B. Dale to Begin Clinical Trial

James B. Dale, M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, and Gene H. Stollerman, M.D., Endowed Professor in Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Research Scientist at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, invented StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent group A streptococcal (GAS) infections. The main objective of the Phase l clinical trial, being conducted in Canada, is to demonstrate that the novel vaccine is safe and well tolerated in humans.

The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT), a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) located at the University of Saskatchewan, and Vaxent in Memphis, Tennessee, are pleased to announce the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent Group A streptococcal (GAS)… Read More

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New Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems to Expand UTHSC’s National and Global Position as a Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

A rendering of the new Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems, a $16 million facility for manufacturing pharmaceuticals planned for UTHSC. Renovations to an existing building on the eastern edge of campus are set to begin in September 2015.

A nondescript building on the eastern edge of campus is poised to help launch the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) into the global pharmaceutical marketplace. The building, a former warehouse at 208 S. Dudley Street, was purchased by UTHSC about five years ago. It is being transformed into… Read More

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UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity Announces Six Grant Awards Totaling $402,000

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The UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program. Six UTHSC researchers were chosen out of a competitive field of 28 submissions. The… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetic Retinopathy Research

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has long been interested in the causes and effects of diabetic retinopathy – his father and grandfather suffered from diabetes and resulting vision loss. As a result, Dr. Gangaraju, who came to UTHSC… Read More

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Receives Prestigious Health Services Research Award

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The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Recognizes Her for Research Contributions Affecting Patient Outcomes Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Paul R. Dawson Award from the American Association of Colleges… Read More

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Linda Nichols, PhD, Named a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

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For more than 20 years, Linda Nichols, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. The Gerontological Society of America has recognized her efforts by naming… Read More

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Assistant Professor Julio Cordero-Morales Receives $231,000 Grant for Protein Function Research

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Research being performed by Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, focuses on understanding the function of proteins involved in pain perception and blood pressure regulation. With new grant funding, Dr. Cordero-Morales and his research team can further explore the importance of the specific roles of these proteins and their regulatory mechanisms in normal and… Read More

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OB/GYN Chair at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga Studying Possible Treatment for Preeclampsia

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In 2008, Beth Frazer was almost 20 weeks into what she thought was a healthy first pregnancy when a routine doctor’s visit detected a problem that sent her to the hospital, cost the lives of the twins she carried and almost took her life. Frazer, who lives in Nashville, was… Read More