Category: Research


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Jay Fowke of UTHSC Receives Department of Defense Grant for Research on Link Between Racial Disparities and Prostate Cancer

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As the most common non-skin cancer in America, prostate cancer affects one in nine men. There are many risk factors that make some men more susceptible than others, and among those factors are race and ethnicity. Jay Fowke, PhD, MPH, chief of the Division of Epidemiology and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Find High Number of Anaphylaxis Cases Due to a Red Meat Allergy Linked to Tick Bites

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The results of a new study performed at a University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) affiliate clinic showed that alpha-gal (a complex sugar found in red meat from beef, pork, venison, etc.) was the most common known cause of red meat allergy anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. What’s additionally noteworthy is… Read More


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UTHSC Hypertension Investigator Receives $2.6 Million Grant, Champions VCR CORNET Awards Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Kafait U. Malik, DSc, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been working in the area of cardiovascular science, with a focus on the mechanism underlying the development of high blood pressure, or hypertension, and its pathogenesis for more than four decades. “I have a zest… Read More


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Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $99,918 Grant To Continue Pediatric Bone Cancer Research

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Susan Miranda, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a one-year $99,918 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to continue her research into ways to prevent the growth of osteosarcoma cells by targeting estrogen signaling. The St. Baldrick’s… Read More


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UTHSC and Memphis VA Part of Landmark National Study Showing Link Between Blood Pressure and Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension) multisite clinical trial, which today released data showing aggressively lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and… Read More


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Paul J. Hauptman, MD, Named Dean of UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville

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Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, has named Paul J. Hauptman, MD, a nationally recognized clinical investigator, dean of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) in Knoxville. He will also serve as senior vice president and chief academic officer of the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville. Dr. Hauptman comes to… Read More


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Inaugural Collaborative Health Disparities Conference Aims to Combat Regional Health Inequities for Southerners

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Nearly 200 researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) gathered on Thursday, July 19 for the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference. Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at UTHSC, Richard L. Summers, MD, vice chancellor for Research… Read More


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New UTHSC Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute Established to Improve Human Health for Southerners

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have formed the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) to address health inequities in the Southern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the American South represented the largest population growth by region in 2017. Comprised of 17 states stretching from Texas, Oklahoma, and… Read More