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Professor Yao Sun of UTHSC Receives $1.99 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease Research

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Yao Sun, MD, PhD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.99 million to study modifier genes that control the severity of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). With HCM the heart muscle enlarges causing the… Read More

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Melissa Little and Wayne Talcott of UTHSC Receive $418,000 to Study Tobacco Use by Military Recruits

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Melissa Little, PhD, and Wayne Talcott, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a grant totaling $418,000 to study tobacco use by military recruits. Dr. Little is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine. Dr. Talcott is a professor in… Read More

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Shaban-Nejad will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, “A Semantic… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Stem Cell Therapeutics for Retinal Injuries

Dr. Rajashekhar Gangaraju has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury.

Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury, specifically in… Read More

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Pediatric Surgeon Ankush Gosain of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $785,220 Grant for Hirschsprungs Disease Research

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery and director of Pediatric Surgery Research at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $785,220 grant to continue research for the treatment of a… Read More

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UTHSC Awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Fund Innovative Proof-of-Concept Center, Stimulate Movement of Ideas to Market

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a nearly $500,000 i6 Challenge Award from the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) to establish a Proof-of-Concept Center at UTHSC in partnership with Memphis Bioworks Foundation. The award was announced recently by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as… Read More

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Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, Assistant Professor at UTHSC, Awarded $3.3 Million Grant for ‘Moms Fit 2 Fight’ Study to Help Women in Military Return to Fitness Standards After Pregnancy

Among members of the UTHSC Fit 2 Fight research team are: In front, polka dot dress, Dr. Rebecca Krukowski, principal investigator, and Dr. Wayne Talcott, director of military research and co-investigator. In back, from left, Leslie Gladney, study coordinator; Hannah Porter, student research assistant; Karen Leroy, research director; Annette Martinez, study coordinator; Allen Jones, research specialist-interventionist; Dr. Melissa Little, co-investigator.

Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant for $3.3 million over five years for a program to help women in the United States military return to fitness standards after the birth of a baby. This project is the result of a… Read More

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S.M. Raquibul Hasan, PhD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $98,950 Grant to Study Mechanisms that Influence Artery Dilation And Blood Flow in the Body

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S.M. Raquibul Hasan, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $98,950 from the American Heart Association to study how TRPP1 ion channels regulate blood vessel diameter to control blood pressure. Blood… Read More