Category: Research


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Paper by UTHSC Researcher Examines How Diet of Highly Processed Food Affects Metabolic Outcomes

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A diet involving processed food may affect one’s metabolism more than realized, according to a recently published paper in the scientific journal  Communications Biology by Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Obesity and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Toni Whitaker Receives $94,000 Grant to Provide Support for CDC’s “Learn The Signs. Act Early.” Program

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Toni M. Whitaker, MD, professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has received a $94,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of University Centers on… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Awarded $500,000 to Test Mitochondria Therapy to Improve Neuromuscular Function Following Injury

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a $500,000 grant over three years from the Department of Defense to test a novel strategy using mitochondria transplantation therapy for restoration of neuromuscular structure and function after injury. Poor or incomplete muscle repair after an injury delays or prevents normal function and can… Read More


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UTHSC Participating in Statewide Research to Prevent COVID-19 Disparities and Improve Health Outcomes Among Underserved Tennesseans

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are participating in a project to improve COVID-19 health outcomes among underserved Tennesseans. The Tennessee Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities was established in response to the National Institutes of Health nationwide CEAL initiative. The $1 million statewide effort is being led by Meharry Medical… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Addiction Symposium May 4

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine will host its second Addiction Symposium May 4 from 12 to 2 p.m. CDT. The online symposium is free and open to health care practitioners and the public. The symposium will be via Zoom and is accredited for 2 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME)… Read More


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UTHSC, UAB Collaborate on $2.39 Million Research Network

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center have received a $2.39 million grant to create the Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden Research Network (EMOT-ECON). The award is from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the National Institutes of… Read More


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For Second Time, UTHSC’s Kennard Brown Named Among Memphis Business Journal’s 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named to the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business for the second time. In 2019, Dr. Brown was named to the MBJ’s inaugural class. Dr. Brown… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jonathan Wall Receives $1.79 Million To Develop New Amyloidosis Treatment

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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recently awarded Jonathan Wall, PhD, professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, a $1.79 million grant for his study titled “Developing a Theranostic Immunotherapy for Systemic Amyloidosis.” Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when abnormal protein… Read More