Category: Research


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Jena Steinle, PhD, Named Director of Research for UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute

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Jena J. Steinle, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been appointed director of research at the Hamilton Eye Institute.


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Associate Professor Joanna Q. Hudson of UTHSC Receives $140,000 Grant to Research Antibiotic Dosing For Patients Undergoing a New Method of Dialysis

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Seriously ill patients who develop bacterial infections in the bloodstream require aggressive treatment with antibiotics. They also can develop kidney failure that requires hemodialysis.


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Professor Linda Nichols of UTHSC Awarded $597,313 Grant to Study Whether Dementia Caregiver Interventions Reduce Health Care Costs

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In the United States, nearly 11 million caregivers provide 12.5 billion hours of care annually to those with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Linda Nichols, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).


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Assistant Professor Zhaohui Wu of UTHSC Receives $720,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Research

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According to experts, breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. Among breast cancer patients, those diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive breast cancer subtype, have a lower survival rate, in part because there is a lack of effective targeted therapy. Chemotherapy is the only available systemic treatment for… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Honored at Innovation Awards

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Nineteen University of Tennessee Health Science Center researchers were recognized for their innovations at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) Innovation Awards. Those honored at the event had, in the last year, received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, developed a technology that was licensed to an outside company, received a… Read More


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Professor Robert W. Williams of UTHSC Receives More Than $2.5 Million for Genetics Research

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Robert W. Williams, PhD, professor in the Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and director of the UT Center for Integrative and Translational Genomics, aims to make significant headway in studying  the genetics of diet and aging, thanks to a new grant. The award, from… Read More


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Assistant Professor Ying Kong of UTHSC Receives $187,343 Grant to Continue Tuberculosis Research

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is often contracted through an airborne bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It remains a leading public health problem worldwide, with an estimated 8 million new cases and 2 million deaths each year. Although most M. tuberculosis infections, known as pulmonary TB, are in the lungs, 5 to 10… Read More


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UTHSC Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski Brings $737,720 Grant to Memphis to Continue Alzheimer’s Research

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As the population ages, Alzheimer’s disease is a major public health concern in the United States. An estimated 11 million to 16 million elderly will suffer from the disease by 2050. Aging is the most important risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but it is not clear to what extent the molecular changes that underlie normal… Read More