UTHSC Assistant Professor Adebowale Adebiyi Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Kidney Function Research

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function.  He will focus on the functions of cell membrane proteins known as “ion channels” that are located in blood vessels and glomeruli (delicate units where blood is cleaned and filtered) within the kidneys.

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function. He will focus on the functions of cell membrane proteins known as “ion channels” that are located in blood vessels and glomeruli (delicate units where blood is cleaned and filtered) within the kidneys.

Adebowale AdebiyiPhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Regulation of Neonatal Renal Hemodynamics.” The award will be distributed over a five-year period. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s College of Medicine Forms Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics, Appointed Founding Chair of GGI

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the formation of a new department on the Memphis campus, the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics (GGI). [Read more...]

Associate Professor Stephania Cormier Brings More Than $2.5 Million in Grants for Pediatric and Adult Respiratory Research to UTHSC

Dr. Cormier photo2

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of bronchiolitis or lower respiratory tract infection in young children, is responsible for significant mortality of infants worldwide. Stephania Cormier, PhD, is bringing $727,500 in grant money to Memphis to research the virus and better understand the role it plays in the development of asthma in children who have had it. [Read more...]

Petersent to Announce Recommendation for New Chancellor

UT President John Petersen will announce his recommendation for a new chancellor for UTHSC and vice president for health affairs on Friday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the General Education Building. [Read more...]