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Professor Yao Sun of UTHSC Receives $1.99 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease Research

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Yao Sun, MD, PhD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.99 million to study modifier genes that control the severity of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). With HCM the heart muscle enlarges causing the… Read More

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Melissa Little and Wayne Talcott of UTHSC Receive $418,000 to Study Tobacco Use by Military Recruits

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Melissa Little, PhD, and Wayne Talcott, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a grant totaling $418,000 to study tobacco use by military recruits. Dr. Little is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine. Dr. Talcott is a professor in… Read More

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Shaban-Nejad will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, “A Semantic… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Stem Cell Therapeutics for Retinal Injuries

Dr. Rajashekhar Gangaraju has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury.

Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury, specifically in… Read More

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Dr. Alex Dopico of UTHSC Named to National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has spent more than two decades researching the effects of alcohol on the brain. Nationally funded and well-regarded for his work, Dr. Dopico will now have an opportunity to make an impact on a national level on… Read More

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Pediatric Surgeon Ankush Gosain of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $785,220 Grant for Hirschsprungs Disease Research

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery and director of Pediatric Surgery Research at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $785,220 grant to continue research for the treatment of a… Read More

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Collaboration by Investigators at UTHSC, Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Uses Computational Modeling to Identify Possible Targeted Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease

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A collaboration among investigators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-ORNL) has discovered molecules based on computational modeling that are an important advance toward producing targeted drugs for the treatment of chronic kidney disease, and may prove useful in finding… Read More

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Steven R. Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Elected a 2016 AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Advancing Science

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently elected Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), as a 2016 AAAS Fellow. Dr. Goodman’s election makes him the first active UTHSC affiliated AAAS Fellow since 1972, and the first… Read More