Category: Research


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UT Collaboration Examines How Natural Chemicals in Green Tea Work

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Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the University of Tennessee System has discovered molecular mechanisms with which key chemicals in green tea work. The research teams of L. Darryl Quarles, MD, of the University of… Read More


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Fit & Quit Study at UTHSC Aims to Help Participants Stop Smoking, Maintain Weight

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The Fit & Quit Research Study at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is enrolling men and women from the greater Memphis area who want to stop smoking. The study will also investigate the best methods to maintain weight while they do it. Stopping smoking leads to significant improvements in health. However, most people… Read More


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Peters Awarded $418,000 to Continue Study on Repurposing Compounds to Fight Yeast Infection Inflammation

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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 recently been awarded $418,000 to continue his research repurposing compounds to fight against inflammation that results from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) — commonly referred to as… Read More


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Jonsson Dedicated to Building Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, the new director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is dedicated to creating networks of collaborators to identify and solve problems in infectious disease research. “By converging disciplines, we can create synergy around a topic, which hopefully leads to new perspectives and solutions,” said… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga Named Director of New UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1. The UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease is a collaborative effort among UTHSC, West Cancer Center, UT-Methodist University Hospital and Regional… Read More


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UTHSC Issues Challenge to Community in Support of Kosten Foundation’s Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer

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The Kosten Foundation has raised more than $1,500,000 for pancreatic cancer research, much of which is done in The Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Established through a $200,000 grant from the foundation in 2016, the center is located in the Cancer… Read More


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Two from UTHSC Receive 2018 University of Tennessee President’s Awards

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Two outstanding faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the winners of the 2018 University of Tennessee President’s Awards. The awards are the UT System’s highest honor for faculty and staff. UTHSC’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, and Trevor Sweatman, PhD, were two of the four honored today with the awards. The… Read More


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UTHSC’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions Wins 2018 Building Memphis Award

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The Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was named Best Renovation (Large Category) by the Memphis Business Journal  in its 2018 Building Memphis Awards. The prestigious awards, given during an ceremony Tuesday evening at the Memphis Botanic Garden, recognize the best new developments in Memphis over… Read More