Category: Research


UT Health Science Center Researchers Partner on Multi-Institutional $20 Million Award to Develop New Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Therapies

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UT Health Science Center researchers Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Harriet Van Vleet Endowment Professor in Basic Oncology Research, Junming Yue, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pathology, Sue Chin Lee, associate professor in the Department of Physiology, and David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, are part of a scientific leadership… Read More


UT Health Science Center ‘State of the University’ Presentation Feb. 21

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his State of the University presentation Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m. CST, on the Memphis campus in the Mooney Library, Room 201.  The theme of the presentation is “Tennessee is Our Campus,” emphasizing UT Health Science Center’s statewide presence and impact.… Read More


Zodiac Clinical Trial Led by UT Health Science Center Professor Likely to Dramatically Impact Stroke Care

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Research findings in a clinical trial led by a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing are likely to dramatically change care and improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute stroke. Principal investigator, Professor Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, FAAN, presented results of the five-year clinical trial… Read More


New Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology Excited by Quest to Unlock Secrets of the Brain

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Lynn Dobrunz, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, sees the brain as “the final frontier” of human biological research. Dr. Dobrunz joined UT Health Science Center in the fall, after nearly 25 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There,… Read More


Veteran Employee Shares Memories of Her Father, Civil Rights Activist Elmore Nickelberry

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Thirty years on the job at UT Health Science Center has not dimmed Toyia Polk’s desire to shine in her profession. A business manager for clinical research in the Office of Research, Polk says her dedication to hard work is part of the legacy left by her father, Elmore Nickelberry, a Memphis hero of the… Read More


Chancellor Buckley Named Among 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s list of the 100 most influential people in Mid-South business for the second time. The Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) editorial team compiles the Power 100 list each year to profile outstanding leaders from sports, education,… Read More


Longtime Brain Researcher ‘Driven by Curiosity’

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, received his first chemistry set from his parents when he was 7 years old. Four years later, they gave him a magazine about the lives of great scientists. He remembers reading about 19th century British chemist John Dalton and his ideas about atoms and molecules. “With the ingenuity of a child, I… Read More


College of Pharmacy Alumni Contribute to “Everywhere You Look, UT” Mural Campaign

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Five University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy graduates created a local landmark on one of their West Tennessee pharmacies with an “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural. Derek Holyfield, PharmD ’02, along with partners Jennifer Hopper, PharmD ’98, Greg Emison, PharmD ’02, Brian Whitby, PharmD ’05, and Kelly Weaver, PharmD ’04, founded a… Read More