UTHSC Receives $3.1 Million in Federal Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center nine federal grants totaling more than $3.1 million for a variety of programs and research projects.

 

Dr. DeVincenzo’s new treatment fights common infant virus

DeVincenzo is also medical director of Le Bonheur’s Molecular Diagnostic and Virology Laboratories and professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

PHYSICAN SPOTLIGHT: Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD

 

Just over a year ago, Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, left her job as professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her destination was the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where in May 2013 she took over as the first chair of the new Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology in the College of Medicine.

 

 

Dr. Adebiyi Lands Grants for kidney research, depression

Two University of Tennessee Health Science Center assistant professors have been awarded research grants, one for $1.5 million to study kidney function in newborns and another for $147,500 to research preventing depression.

Dr. Sakata Receives Mental Health Study Grant

Kazuko Sakata, an assistant professor in the pharmacology department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a two-year grant totaling $147,500 from the National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to research whether an enriched environment early in life is more effective than later in improving or preventing depression.

 

Dr. Adebiyi earns major grant for kidney research

University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor has received a $1.5 million federal grant to study the way kidneys work in newborns — research that could aid in the prevention and treatment of kidney disease in babies.

Dr. Adebiyi Gets Neonatal Project Grant

Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi, assistant professor in the physiology department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award, which will be distributed over a five-year period, will support a project titled “Regulation of Neonatal Renal Hemodynamics.”

 

Dr. Adebiyi Gets Grant to Study Newborn Kidney Function

A $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will allow Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi to further investigate newborn kidney function. Adebiyi is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). With the grant 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. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award, which will be distributed over a five-year period, will be used to support a project titled, “Regulation of Neonatal Renal Hemodynamics.”