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UTRF 2018 Innovation Awards Celebrate UT Researchers

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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and December 5 at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville. Researchers at UTHSC received patent plaques, startup… Read More


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Two Teams of Multi-State Investigators Chosen as Collaborative Health Disparities Research Award Winners

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The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium has chosen two research teams as the 2018 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research winners. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created by leaders within the consortium to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves investigators from the University of Tennessee… Read More


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UTHSC’s Santosh Kumar, PhD, Receives $1.71 Million Grant for Research on Smoking and HIV Progression

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Santosh Kumar, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a five-year, $1.71 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research on the effects of smoking on HIV-1 patients. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, effective treatment outcomes… Read More


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UTHSC’s Anne Alexandrov, PhD, Receives $2.3 Million Grant To Study Optimal Positioning for Stroke Patients

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Large artery strokes, a form of ischemic stroke, are the most dangerous form of stroke. About 30 percent of the stroke cases seen in Memphis are classified as large artery acute ischemic stroke, and the way patients are positioned during the immediate ‘hyperacute’ hours after they experience this severe type of stroke could impact the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Brian Peters, PhD, Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Research on Vaginitis Pathogenesis

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Brian M. Peters, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a four-year $1,520,000 grant for his research into the molecular pathways through which Candida albicans, or C. albicans, elicits inflammation during vaginitis. Long… Read More


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Chancellor Says 2017-2018 Very Successful Year for UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center continued its record academic and clinical growth in 2017-2018 and has “turned the corner” in boosting its research enterprise, Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, said Tuesday during his State of the University Address. “It was a very successful transition year,” the chancellor told the faculty and staff gathered… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liao Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Link Between Metabolic Syndromes and Dementia

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, vascular dementia is the second most common dementia type. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More


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Journal Selects Two Papers as Editors’ Choice Offering Insight Into Obesity Intervention Research Done at UTHSC for Active Duty Military

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Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society, has selected two papers as Editors’ Choice articles for its October 2018 issue. The Editors’ Choice articles are hand-picked by the journal’s editors and both papers focus on obesity intervention research done by researchers at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for active duty military personnel… Read More