Category: Research


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Waller Dedicated to Extending Health Care Solutions Beyond Social Determinants

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Nurse researcher Melody Norris Waller, PhD, MSN, RN, loves to answer the question “why,” particularly when it comes to health. Dr. Waller is an assistant professor and coordinator of the RN-BSN option for the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Often we have suspicions as to why things happen the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Global CORNET Awards Names Winners with Chinese University

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Three research teams have just been announced as the 2018 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/Harbin Medical University (HMU) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer Vascular Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemiology. Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor of Research at UTHSC, and Dianjun Sun, PhD, vice executive president of… Read More


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UTHSC Announces 2018 CORNET Clinical Award Recipients

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Four research teams have been announced as the 2018 recipients for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET)-Clinical Awards. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have been the seed of more than $1.3 million in funding to support new collaborative research teams and their groundbreaking initiatives. The… Read More


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Cordero-Morales Awarded $1.5 Million to Study How Dietary Fatty Acids Regulate TRP Channel Function

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Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $1,520,000 to study the molecular basis by which dietary fatty acids — such as omega-3 and omega-6 — regulate the function of membrane proteins present in the… Read More


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Richey and Singhal Awarded $1.9 Million To Study Orthosis Effectiveness in Veterans

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Researchers Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Pediatrics, and Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), were recently awarded $1,998,325 to study the effectiveness of a new robotic exoskeletal technology for use by military… Read More


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UTHSC’s Graetz Receives $2 Million to Study App Benefiting Additional Cancer Therapy for Women

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Ilana Graetz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received a $2,021,260 R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With her award, Dr. Graetz will examine the use of a novel web-based app designed to improve long-term use of adjuvant endocrine therapy… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover, MD, DSc

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From January 14-17, 2018, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Office of Research hosted Israeli biochemist and 2004 Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover, MD, DSc, as part of the Vice Chancellor for Research’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Created by UTHSC Vice Chancellor for Research Steven R. Goodman, PhD, the speaker series aims to bring… Read More


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UTHSC’s Growth Dramatic Under Brown’s Guidance

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Note: This story appears in the January issue of Memphis Medical News. By Judy Otto, Memphis Medical News “I hear it all the time. People say, ‘The Health Science Center is one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets,” complains Dr. Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer at the University… Read More