Category: Research


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Singh Awarded $1.9M to Investigate Inflammatory Responses in the Eye That Can Lead to Vision Loss

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Retinal neovascularization (RNV) occurs when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. While wound repair in the skin and many other tissues involves neovascularization, in the eye, neovascularization can cause severe vision loss and blindness. Nikhlesh K. Singh, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at… Read More


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Inaugural Prostate Cancer Symposium Brings Together African-American Men, Healthcare Providers, and Researchers

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Memphian and prostate cancer survivor Kenneth Carpenter understands the power of education and conversation. “When I was diagnosed, I knew I needed to educate myself on prostate cancer and start talking about it,” Carpenter said. “I needed to ‘man up to prostate cancer.’ Men, in particular African-American men, are quiet about their health, and are… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named a Best Children’s Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. This is the ninth consecutive year Le Bonheur has been included in the prestigious list with recognition in eight specialties. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and trains… Read More


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Family Endowment Funds Additional Endocrinology Fellow at UTHSC

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The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a sizable endowment that will fund in perpetuity the cost of training an endocrinology fellow. The first James and Mary King Givens Endocrinology Fellow is made possible through an additional endowment to the James and Mary King Givens… Read More


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Karen C. Johnson, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health and a principal investigator for several groundbreaking national and international public health research studies, is the new chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A tenured professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and… Read More


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UTHSC’s Karen Johnson, MD, a Principal Investigator in Major National Diabetes Prevention Study

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A researcher from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is among principal investigators on a six-year nationwide diabetes prevention clinical trial that released findings today at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. The Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes (D2d) study found that vitamin D supplementation does not significantly reduce… Read More


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Training Future Scientists

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In the new issue of the UTHSC Graduate Health Sciences Magazine you’ll meet the next generation of investigators and scientists receiving training at UTHSC; learn how the college is partnering with universities from across the globe to bring PhD students to Memphis; and meet the faculty recognized for their excellence in teaching by students at… Read More


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Team of UTHSC Investigators Awarded $3.1 Million to Develop Unique Model for Nicotine Addiction Research

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Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and Robert W. Williams, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Generics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been awarded over $3.14 million in funding to establish an innovative, diverse research model, which will be used to… Read More