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Five UTHSC Cancer Researchers Awarded Intramural Grants by West Cancer Center

  West Cancer Center has awarded four $50,000 intramural grants to cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The grants were among almost 20 proposals received by West Cancer Center for its annual grant awarding process. This year’s recipients and projects include: Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR… Read More

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Michelle Martin, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research at UTHSC

Michelle Martin, PhD, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to make a difference in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with cancer. As the director of UTHSC’s new Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change, she plans… Read More

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Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN of UTHSC and the Memphis VA Medical Center, Selected as Data Harmonization Initiative Representative for American Society of Nephrology

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently selected Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN, director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program in Nephrology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and chief of the Nephrology Section at the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC), as an ASN representative… Read More

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Tao L. Lowe, PhD, of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Innovative Nanotechnology to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Tao L. Lowe, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Pharmacy, has received a $1.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Nanogels for Drug Delivery across the BRB to Treat… Read More

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Publishes Third Book on Diabetes Research

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and director of the Clinical Research Center, has devoted his career to diabetes research. The A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research recently completed his term as… Read More

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UTHSC Researcher Glen Palmer, PhD, Receives Grant to Develop Novel Antifungal Target Screening Strategy

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Glen Palmer, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received a $451,625 National Institutes of Health R21 award. Dr. Palmer will pursue an innovative antifungal chemical screening strategy titled, “Broad Spectrum Antifungals Targeting Fatty Acid Biosynthesis.” There are approximately… Read More

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Harry Kochat, PhD, Named Director of the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems at UTHSC

Harry Kochat, PhD, remembers a time early in his career when a mother and her young son, a brain tumor survivor for more than four years, came to his office to thank him for developing the cancer drug that had saved the boy’s life. It was the early ’90s, and… Read More

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Four University of Tennessee Health Science Center Faculty Named 2017 UT Research Foundation Maturation Fund Winners

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) announced its 2017 Maturation Funding recipients on December 15, 2016, granting four University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty inventors $15,000 each to further develop their technology and answer important commercialization questions. Each year UTRF awards grants through its annual Maturation Funding program… Read More