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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Designated Center of Excellence in Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security, Hosts International Pharmaceutical Safety Conference June 26-29

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is taking a major role in helping to ensure that medical products and pharmaceuticals used around the world are safe. UTHSC has been designated a Center of Excellence in global medical product quality and pharmaceutical supply chain security by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), an international… Read More


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CORNET Awards at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Grants $300,000 to New Collaborative Research Projects

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  Six research teams were recently announced as the 2017 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards. Based on the ideals of cross-disciplinary team science, the CORNET Awards provide winning groups with seed money to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based research, which will give rise to future extramural… Read More


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Graduation Day Brings Degree and Engagement Ring for Two UTHSC Scientists

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At the recent UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences spring graduation, Zongtao Lin got a PhD in medicinal chemistry and a fiancée. Dr. Lin, 29, used the time allotted to each graduate to introduce family and friends during the post-ceremony luncheon to pop the question to Xian Han, 22, a student in the Integrated Biomedical… Read More


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George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor Gadiparthi N. Rao of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives More Than $6 Million in Grant Renewals from National Institutes of Health Over 10-Month Span

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  As one of the leading scientists in the world in the field of cardiovascular biology, Gadiparthi N. Rao, PhD, is understandably busy. The George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), he has had four grants renewed by… Read More


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Investigator Lawrence T. Reiter, PhD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $418,000 Grant for New Antieplieptic Drug Treatment Study

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Lawrence T. Reiter, PhD, has received a new grant award totaling $418,000 from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The purpose of this study is to identify currently approved medications that can potentially be repurposed for antiepileptics in… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Student Named to Prestigious Medical Research Fellows Program of Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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The summer before he started medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, Spencer Richardson was already on the path toward his goal of becoming a physician-scientist. As a participant in the Pediatric Oncology Education Program for undergraduates and medical students at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Richardson was assigned to… Read More


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UTHSC Among the Stops During Navy Week City Tour of Memphis

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As part of the Navy Week outreach program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted Rear Admiral Paul Pearigen, MD, Commander of Navy Medicine West, and Chief of the Navy Medical Corps, on a campus tour. Navy Week is a 15 city stop across the United States to promote the importance of the work… Read More


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Researcher Jonathan Wall, PhD, with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $1 Million to Study Antibody Therapy for Systemic Amyloid Disease

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The amyloidoses are a group of rare diseases that are a consequence of abnormal protein (amyloid) deposits in various body tissues and organs. Characterized as systemic or localized, light chain-associated amyloidosis (AL) is the most common form of systemic amyloid disease, with an estimated 4,500 new cases each year in the United States. Systemic amyloid… Read More