Category: Research


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UT Health Science Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Host Collaborative Cancer Research Conference

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    USA CORNET Award Opportunity to Fund New Cancer Research Initiatives Announced More than 100 cancer researchers convened in Memphis on Tuesday, May 2, for the Spring 2017 Cancer Research Conference. Hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with West Cancer Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical… Read More


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Assistant Professor Hongsik Cho Receives $120,000 Grant to Develop Therapeutic Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis

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Hongsik Cho, PhD, MBA, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Medicine and at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $120,000 grant award from the Oxnard Foundation to develop a therapeutic treatment option for osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition that often affects individuals… Read More


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College of Pharmacy at UTHSC Rises to Number 23 in Annual Research Funding from NIH

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is now ranked Number 23 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing of 141 member institutions published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The ranking for federal fiscal year 2016 is a… Read More


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Medicare Readmission Penalties Disproportionally Affect Hospitals Caring for Poor, UTHSC Researchers Find

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Penalties instituted under the Affordable Care Act to reduce hospital readmission rates have cut readmissions for certain conditions, but they also disproportionally penalize hospitals that care for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, according to a study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A data comparison by the Health Services and Policy Research… Read More


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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow Recipient at the Hamilton Eye Institute

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The Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is among 21 institutions in the country, and the only one in Tennessee, where the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant toward a summer fellow. UTHSC PhD student Zachary Keith Goldsmith has been named a 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow. “My… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Office of Research Announces System-Wide Collaborative Award Winners

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Three research projects have been selected as the winners of the 2017 University of Tennessee Collaborative Research Network (UT CORNET) Awards in Cancer Research. The awards are designed to promote new lines of team-based research and serve as a catalyist of new collaborative partnerships for UT cancer investigators across Tennessee. Imagined by UTHSC Vice Chancellor… Read More


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UTHSC Study to Help African Americans with Uncontrolled Diabetes Better Manage Their Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is heading a coalition of primary care providers in the Mid-South in a program to help African-American adults diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease. Led by James Bailey, MD, MPH, professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Health System Improvement… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Amali E. Samarasinghe Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Functions of White Blood Cells as Protectors Against Influenza Infections

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, has received a $1,919,402 award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Samarasinghe will investigate the mechanisms by which certain white blood cells regulate antiviral immune responses against influenza… Read More