Kris Phillips, Associate Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs at UTHSC, Named District III Chair of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Kris Phillips District III Chair Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Kris Phillips
District III Chair
Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Kris Phillips, associate vice chancellor of development and alumni affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been named chair of District III for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He will serve in the position until 2017.

Phillips was installed during CASE’s annual district conference in Orlando, Florida. Nine states comprise District III — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It is the second-largest district in North America. [Read more...]

GTx and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation Enter Into Exclusive License Agreement to Develop SARD Drug Candidate to Treat Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

GTx, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) to develop its proprietary selective androgen receptor degrader (SARD) technology which potentially can degrade and inhibit all forms of androgen receptor (AR), including those resistant to current therapies, to inhibit tumor growth in patients with progressive castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). [Read more...]

Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD, Appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC

Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD

Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD

Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs. Dr. Gonzalez joins UTHSC from the University of North Carolina General Administration, the North Carolina higher education authority, where she served as special advisor to the chief academic officer. As the chief academic officer of UTHSC and its statewide campuses, Dr. Gonzalez will report directly to the chancellor. She is expected to assume her new responsibilities, working from UTHSC’s main campus in Memphis, on July 1. [Read more...]

Registration Opens for 13th ‘All Days Are Happy Days’ Summer Camp, Targeting Children with ADHD, Organized by UTHSC

Every year more than 11 million children and adults attend camp in the United States, according to the American Camping Association. For Memphis children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities has opened registration for its 13th “All Days Are Happy Days” summer day camp. [Read more...]

Professor Byron Jones Awarded $2.6 Million to Study Toxicity of the Herbicide Paraquat on the Brain

 A $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will allow Dr. Byron Jones and his collaborators to further investigate if Paraquat, a weed killer, poses risks for brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

A $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will allow Dr. Byron Jones and his collaborators to further investigate if Paraquat, a weed killer, poses risks for brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Paraquat is a weed killer used extensively in agriculture in the United States and other parts of the world. It is suspected to increase risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.
Byron Jones, PhD, and his research team are using newly awarded funds to investigate individual toxicity to the chemical on certain areas of the brain.

Dr. Jonesa professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2.6 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]