Category: Research


UTHSC Professor Ivan Gerling Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Type 1 Diabetes Research

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Ivan Gerling, PhD, professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,597,704 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study the process of Type 1 Diabetes.


Associate Professor Anna Bukiya of UTHSC Receives $393,750 Grant for Alcohol Consumption Research

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Anna Bukiya, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $393,750 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study how alcohol consumption during pregnancy alters development of the fetal brain.


Affordable Care Act Works for Most, But Not All, Concludes Paper by UTHSC’s Ilana Graetz, Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

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While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put health insurance coverage within reach of most Americans, it does leave some groups without affordable options, according to a paper by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) that was published by the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine.


Vitamin D Study

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1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing diabetes. Are you one of them? If you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetes. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conducting a diabetes prevention research study for people over age 30 who are at… Read More


Kristen Hedger Archbold Named Associate Dean for Nursing Research for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, interim dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, as associate dean for Nursing Research, effective immediately.


SIMONS FOUNDATION Highlights Dr. Lawrence Reiter for his Dental Pulp Study

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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative recently interviewed Dr. Lawrence T. Reiter from the Department of Neurology while he was attending the joint Duplication 15q/Angelman Syndrome Research Conference in Boston, MA. Dr. Reiter’s recent work using dental pulp stem cells (DPSC) to investigate gene expression changes leading to autism and other neurogenetic syndromes is a… Read More


Instructor Weiqiang Zhang of UTHSC Receives More Than $1.8 Million Grant for Cystic Fibrosis Research

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Weiqiang Zhang, PhD, an instructor in the Departments of Physiology and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,874,750 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, for research on cystic fibrosis.


Rogers NIH Study Section Member

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David Rogers, PharmD, PhD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy and vice chair of Research, has been formally invited to become a member of the Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He will serve for a six-year term. Dr. Rogers was selected on the basis of his… Read More