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Department of Medicine and Alpha Omega Alpha To Host 2017 Research Day

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Medicine and the Alpha Omega Alpha Beta Tennessee Chapter will join forces on Friday, February 24 to present its annual Research in Medicine and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Research Day. The event will take place from 3-6 p.m. in the Madison Plaza with presentations taking… Read More


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Two from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receive 2017 University of Tennessee President’s Awards  

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Guy Reed, MD, and Steve Butler, director of instructional technology services, are among four winners of the 2017 University of Tennessee President’s Awards, the system’s highest honor for faculty and staff. UT President Joe DiPietro announced the winners today during his second State of the University address in… Read More


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Five UTHSC Cancer Researchers Awarded Intramural Grants by West Cancer Center

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  West Cancer Center has awarded four $50,000 intramural grants to cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The grants were among almost 20 proposals received by West Cancer Center for its annual grant awarding process. This year’s recipients and projects include: Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR and Enrique Izaguirre, PhD, DABR,… Read More


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Michelle Martin, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research at UTHSC

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Michelle Martin, PhD, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to make a difference in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with cancer. As the director of UTHSC’s new Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change, she plans to partner with local grassroots… Read More


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Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN of UTHSC and the Memphis VA Medical Center, Selected as Data Harmonization Initiative Representative for American Society of Nephrology

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The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently selected Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN, director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program in Nephrology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and chief of the Nephrology Section at the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC), as an ASN representative for a new data harmonization… Read More


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Tao L. Lowe, PhD, of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Innovative Nanotechnology to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Tao L. Lowe, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Pharmacy, has received a $1.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Nanogels for Drug Delivery across the BRB to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy.” The study will… Read More


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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Publishes Third Book on Diabetes Research

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and director of the Clinical Research Center, has devoted his career to diabetes research. The A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research recently completed his term as president of the American Diabetes… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Glen Palmer, PhD, Receives Grant to Develop Novel Antifungal Target Screening Strategy

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Glen Palmer, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received a $451,625 National Institutes of Health R21 award. Dr. Palmer will pursue an innovative antifungal chemical screening strategy titled, “Broad Spectrum Antifungals Targeting Fatty Acid Biosynthesis.” There are approximately 1.5 million deaths per year… Read More