Another UTHSC researcher scores $1.5M grant

For the second time this week, a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded a million dollar grant. Christopher Waters, a professor and vice chair in the Department of Physiology, has received a grant totaling $1.5 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

 

UTHSC Professor Receives $500,000 Grant to Research Prostate Cancer

A new research grant awarded to University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) professor Subhash Chauhan could help lessen the amount of men impacted by prostate cancer in the future. Chauhan, a professor in UTHSC’s department of pharmaceutical sciences, has received a three-year grant worth $562,500 to research new therapies for advanced-stage prostate cancer. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, is titled the DOD Idea Development Award. 

Dr. Gustavo Miranda-Carboni Wins Breast Cancer Study Grant

Gustavo Miranda-Carboni, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a one-year grant totaling $158,232 from the National Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study triple negative breast cancer.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Towbin tapped as pediatric cardiology chief

Dr. Jeffrey A. Towbin has been named co-director of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, chief of Cardiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Towbin to the UT Health Science Center community,” said David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the UTHSC College of Medicine.

State Building Commission Approves Renovation at UTHSC

… the commission … approved a $12.6 million expansion for a new 59,000-square-foot multidisciplinary simulation center at UTHSC, raising the total project cost to $36.7 million. The center, which replicates a real-life patient care setting, will be used by the colleges of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and allied health. The center will be housed in the Humphreys General Education Building at the corner of Dunlap and Madison, but the overall project also involves renovation in the Humphreys building and demolition of the adjacent Feurt Pharmacy Research Building on Dunlap.

UTHSC students and faculty don white coats for die-in

Some University of Tennessee Health Science Center students and faculty members donned their white coats at a “die-in” protest Wednesday.

UTHSC Students Join National Protests

On Wednesday, members of the Student National Medical Association at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will stage a white-coat die-in at 2 p.m. on campus. The local student chapter is joining students at many other medical schools across the country participating in similar die-ins Wednesday, which is Human Rights Day.

Subhash Chauhan Wins Prostate Cancer Grant

Subhash Chauhan, a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a three-year grant totaling $562,500 from the Department of Defense to research new therapies for advanced-stage prostate cancer. Chauhan, along with Meena Jaggi, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and other members of their team will investigate whether the drug ormeloxifene, currently used as an oral contraceptive, can be repurposed as a treatment for prostate cancer.