Category: Research


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Virus Hunter: UTHSC’s Colleen Jonsson Seeks Answers to Treat Deadly Viruses, Including COVID-19

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It’s 105 degrees in June in the jungle of Paraguay, and Colleen Jonsson and her students are hunting a killer. They’re sweating under heavy biosafety gear and working in a makeshift lab set up on the porch of a house owned by the World Wildlife Federation. Their elusive prey is the hantavirus, a rodent-borne disease… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Receives NIH Award for Multimorbidity Research

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A UTHSC researcher has been awarded an R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her work to identify and understand trends in age-related multimorbidity. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, assistant professor in the Health Informatics and Information Management Program is the principal investigator on the study titled “Data-Driven Identification of Costly Multi-Morbidity Groupings and Their… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Receive UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants

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Eleven projects involving researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among 25 awarded One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants announced today. The more than two dozen total projects selected received in excess of $1 million in grants. They range across three categories: educate, discover, and connect. “We wanted to support innovative ideas… Read More


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Graduate Health Sciences: Shaping the Future of Scientific Research

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In the latest issue of College of Graduate Health Sciences magazine you’ll learn about the college’s strategic and active approach to its in-state, national, and global relationships and how it’s enhancing the quality of research training of students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. In this issue, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of the… Read More


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Gosain Receives $2.1 M Grant for Hirschprung Enterocolitis Research

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Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) is a life-threatening complication of Hirschsprung Disease, a common cause of intestinal obstruction in newborns. Hirschsprung Disease results from incomplete development of the enteric nervous system, or the “brain of the gut,” which is essential to life. HAEC affects 30 to 60 percent of infants with Hirshsprung Disease and is the leading… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board to Hold Virtual Meeting May 15

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will hold a virtual meeting at 1 p.m. CDT May 15. Board members will be participating electronically or by telephone. Interested individuals are encouraged to watch the meeting online. Information to access the meeting is available at uthsc.edu/advisory-board/index.php. Items on the Advisory Board agenda include:… Read More


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World Renowned Pediatric Rheumatologist and Immunologist Terri Finkel, M.D., Ph.D. Joins UTHSC, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Terri H. Finkel, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally known pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist, has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in several leadership roles. Dr. Finkel was recruited to serve as professor and associate chair of the UTHSC College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $3.3 Million Award to Study Antifungal Resistance

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A team of UTHSC researchers in the College of Pharmacy has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for their study of drug-resistance mechanisms of a fungal pathogen responsible for fatal lung infections. Jarrod R. Fortwendel, PhD, associate professor in the College of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, and P.… Read More