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Professor Jonathan H. Jaggar, PhD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Blood Pressure Regulation by Arterial Smooth Muscle Cell Ion Channels

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Jonathan H. Jaggar, PhD, Maury Bronstein Endowed Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1,520,000 grant for his project titled “Blood Pressure Regulation by Smooth Muscle Cell Ion Channels.” The proposal is designed… Read More

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Christopher Waters, PhD, of UTHSC Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Mechanisms Related to Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Christopher Waters, PhD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health for his project titled “ASK1 and Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury.” The study will examine the… Read More

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Five UTHSC Cancer Researchers Awarded Intramural Grants by West Cancer Center

  West Cancer Center has awarded four $50,000 intramural grants to cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The grants were among almost 20 proposals received by West Cancer Center for its annual grant awarding process. This year’s recipients and projects include: Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR… Read More

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Tao L. Lowe, PhD, of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Innovative Nanotechnology to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Tao L. Lowe, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Pharmacy, has received a $1.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Nanogels for Drug Delivery across the BRB to Treat… Read More

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UTHSC Researcher Glen Palmer, PhD, Receives Grant to Develop Novel Antifungal Target Screening Strategy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Glen Palmer, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received a $451,625 National Institutes of Health R21 award. Dr. Palmer will pursue an innovative antifungal chemical screening strategy titled, “Broad Spectrum Antifungals Targeting Fatty Acid Biosynthesis.” There are approximately… Read More

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Four University of Tennessee Health Science Center Faculty Named 2017 UT Research Foundation Maturation Fund Winners

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) announced its 2017 Maturation Funding recipients on December 15, 2016, granting four University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty inventors $15,000 each to further develop their technology and answer important commercialization questions. Each year UTRF awards grants through its annual Maturation Funding program… Read More

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Professors Yao Sun and Lu Lu of UTHSC Receive $1.99 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease Research

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), in a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with Lu Lu, MD, professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, has… Read More

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

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