Category: Research


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New Dental Building at UTHSC to be Named for Delta Dental of Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a request from UT Health Science Center to name the new dental building under construction on the Memphis campus, the Delta Dental of Tennessee Building. During its fall meeting, which was held virtually, the board also approved naming the entire grounds of the College of Dentistry, located… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski Receives $100,000 Breast Cancer Research Grant From The Mary Kay Foundation

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Liza Makowski, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology and a research member of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of 10 recipients of $100,000 grants from The Mary Kay Foundation to continue her research into triple negative breast cancer. The cancer research… Read More


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Nursing Magazine: Legacy of Leadership

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The latest issue of the UTHSC College of Nursing Magazine celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and focuses on the legacy of leadership of its alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Stories in this issue highlight the urgency of nurses to lead during the COVID-19 crisis, volunteerism in the community at the start… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Identify Three Drugs As Possible Therapeutics for COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at the University of New Mexico have identified three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Based on virtual and in vitro antiviral screening that began in the earlier months of… Read More


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Paper by UTHSC’s Yan Cui Lab on Equitable Artificial Intelligence for Health Care Published in Nature Communications

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has steadily become a part of our everyday lives. Over the past several years, AI is increasingly being applied to biomedical research and in clinical care, however current methods being used in developing AI for biomedical research and clinical decisions may generate new health care disparities. In the paper published recently in… Read More


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UTHSC Collaborates with the Regeneron Genetics Center To Advance Precision Medicine in the Mid-South

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily provided and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with its partner teaching hospitals. The collaboration is… Read More


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UTHSC’s Sun Receives $2.2 from NIH for Epigenetic Study on Arterial Stiffness

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In humans, large arteries lose elasticity and thicken with age and other pathological conditions, leading to arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Age-related arterial stiffening affects a large population and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains poorly understood, with no effective intervention. Work being done in the lab of Zhongjie Sun,… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Adebiyi Receives $3 Million for Neonatal Kidney Research, His Third NIH Award This Year

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In the transition from fetal to neonatal life, the kidneys undergo delicate and intricate changes in functionality as they assume the primary responsibility for keeping the blood clean and chemically balanced. Understanding these complex physiological changes is critical, as stressors before, during, and after delivery put newborns at risk of kidney injury and maladaptation. The… Read More