Category: Research


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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, to Lead New Center of Excellence Established to Combat Harmful Mosquito-Transmitted Viruses

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded over $21 million in funding to establish a Center of Excellence for Encephalitic Alphavirus Therapeutics program aimed at advancing the discovery and development of potent antiviral drug candidates targeting several… Read More


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Chloe Chung Receives P.E.O. Scholar Award

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Chloe Chung, a PhD student on the Biomedical Engineering track in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of 150 female doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by… Read More


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Evan S. Glazer, MD, Awarded $100,000 Grant To Study Pancreatic Cancer Progression

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Evan S. Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS, assistant professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded $100,000 from the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) to study a protein’s role in pancreatic cancer… Read More


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Researcher Junling Wang, PhD, of UTHSC Aims to Address Potential Disparities and Improve Efficiency for Medicare Part D

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Junling Wang, PhD, professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, has been awarded over $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further her research on the equity and economic effects of medication management therapy programs. Her project titled, “Equity and Economic Effects… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Has Research Published In Nature Communications

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote a paper that has been published in Nature Communications about the lipid components that modulate mechanosensation. Her paper is titled, “Dietary Fatty Acids Fine-Tune Piezo1 Mechanical Response.” Blood pressure, red blood cell… Read More


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New Program Helps Pharmacists Be Better Communicators

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The College of Pharmacy at UTHSC is changing the dialogue pharmacists have with patients who are at a high risk for pneumococcal disease. Through a grant from Merck & Co., principal investigator Justin Gatwood, PhD, MPH, and co-investigators Kenneth Hohmeier, PharmD, Tracy Hagemann, PharmD, Chelsea Renfro, PharmD, and Chi-Yang Chiu, PhD, a statistician from the… Read More


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Two from UTHSC Honored with UT President’s Awards

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Two distinguished representatives of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the winners of the 2019 UT President’s Awards announced today by UT Interim President Randy Boyd. Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, UTHSC College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health, and Kathy Gibbs, MEd, MS, NCC, BCC, assistant vice chancellor for the… Read More


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Marko Radic PhD of UTHSC Publishes Paper Exploring a Novel Treatment Option for Lupus

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Marko Radic, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in Science Translational Medicine that explores a novel treatment option for Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using a targeted immunotherapy approach. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More