Category: Research


UTHSC’s Professor Robert Williams Part of Global ENIGMA Consortium Effort to Crack Brain’s Genetic Code

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Work of global research alliance – ENIGMA — appears in Nature In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are part of a global consortium of 190 institutions working to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brain an average… Read More


UT Brand Added to Largest Hospital in Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System

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The bright orange UT logo unveiled Wednesday, Feb. 25, on exterior signage at the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system is a striking symbol of a successful partnership that started more than a decade ago and continues to grow.


Dr. Teresa Waters, Chair of the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, Leads Study Finding Medicare Penalties Improve Results for Some Hospital-Acquired Conditions

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Medicare penalties implemented in 2008 have made a difference in reducing certain hospital-acquired complications, according to a paper authored by Teresa M. Waters, PhD, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).


Prof. Edward Chaum Awarded $999,488 Grant for Ocular Trauma Research

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Significant eye injuries are common in the military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $999,488 from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study the effects of ocular trauma.


West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Participating in National Effort to Learn More About Sudden Death in the Young

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The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of four Tennessee locations participating in the new Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry, a national data collection project to learn more about the reasons for sudden and unexplained deaths of those… Read More


UTHSC Prof. Ryan Yates Receives $15,000 Grant Award from UT Research Foundation

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Ryan Yates, PharmD, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the recipient of a $15,000 award from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The award will support a project titled, “Pre-clinical ADMET of JP-153: A Treatment for Retinal Neovascularization.” Diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular… Read More


Francine Rogers Appointed Interim Safety Officer for UTHSC

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Francine Rogers has been named the interim safety officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Originally from Massachusetts, Rogers has been employed at UTHSC as the institutional biosafety officer since 2006. She has directed the laboratory safety program since 2009. In addition to these duties, Rogers will have responsibility for ensuring safety… Read More


UTHSC’s Dr. Gabor Tigyi Draws International Attention for Promising Drug Candidate to Fight Radiation Exposure

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There currently is no antidote for radiation injury. But Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and his team have spent more than 15 years working on one. Dr. Tigyi’s research team has developed a… Read More