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Dale Granted $3.9 Million to Develop Universal Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infection Vaccine

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James B. Dale, MD, Gene H. Stollerman Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), recently received a $3,942,923 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for his project titled “Structure-Based… Read More


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Regional Biocontainment Lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Three-Year Renewal to Continue Select Agent Research

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  The Regional Biocontainment Lab (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a three-year renewal to continue research using select agents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), after an unannounced inspection visit. “Receiving a three-year renewal is a significant achievement, as it demonstrates the CDC was very satisfied with our… Read More


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Amali E. Samarasinghe Awarded 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition by the American Thoracic Society

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Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated by the Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections (MTPI) Award Selection Committee as the recipient of the 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition Award from the American Thoracic Society. This annual… Read More


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Research Duo from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Awarded $1.9 Million to Develop Novel Web-based Analysis Platform for Precision Medicine

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Robert W. Williams, PhD, chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, and Saunak Sen, PhD, professor and chief of Biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1,920,056 grant for their project titled, “A Unified High… Read More


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Graduate Student Jordan Ross of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives NIH Fellowship to Study Fear Learning Mechanisms in Brain

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Jordan Ross, graduate student in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine, is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Fellowship. Ross will investigate the underlying mechanisms of sensory processing and plasticity, or changes, as they relate to fear learning… Read More


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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