Timothy L. Hottel, Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC, Receives $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., for Clinical Study on Use of Oral Appliances in Mitigating Severity, Frequency of Motor and Vocal Tics

Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will serve as principal investigator for a $340,000 clinical study funded by TicTocStop, Inc. TicTocStop has a mission focused on improving the lives of people with Tourette Syndrome. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Shalini Narayana Receives $677,385 Grant for Parkinson’s Disease Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and her research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Shalini Narayana, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $677,385 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Dr. Narayana and her research team are testing to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy. [Read more...]

Emile J. David Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Administration for UTHSC

Emile David

Emile David, RA

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Emile David, RA, as the associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration, effective immediately.

“Emile brings strong business contacts and a wide variety of experience to this position,” Dr. Brown said. “We have every confidence that his efforts will result in increased operational efficiency on a variety of projects going forward.” [Read more...]

William Walsh III Named Interim Chief of Police for UTHSC

William Walsh III

William Walsh III

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has named William Walsh III, as the interim chief of police, effective immediately.

“The combination of his law enforcement background and knowledge of the particular requirements of an academic community made Captain Walsh the right choice to serve as interim chief,” said Dr. Brown. “His ties with area law enforcement units and focus on strategic leadership of the department will serve him well in this demanding role.” [Read more...]

UTHSC Professor Ivan Gerling Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Type 1 Diabetes Research

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Ivan Gerling and his research team to further their studies into the process of Type 1 Diabetes. Their findings could provide a number of new potential drug targets that could stop or reverse the abnormal molecular processes and prevent or cure the disease.

A newly funded NIH grant will allow Dr. Ivan Gerling and his research team to further their studies into the process of Type 1 Diabetes. Their findings could provide a number of new potential drug targets that could stop or reverse the abnormal molecular processes and prevent or cure the disease.

Ivan Gerling, PhD, professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,597,704 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study the process of Type 1 Diabetes. [Read more...]