Category: Research


Dr. Steven Coughlin Appointed to Editorial Boards of Medical and Epidemiologic Journals

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Dr. Steven Coughlin, a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Research Core for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome, has been appointed to the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Care, the International Journal of… Read More


PNAS publishes an article from Bukiya et al., on the first time identification of an alcohol-recognition site in BK ion channel proteins

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Decades-long investigations throughout the world have documented that ethanol-induced modification of ion currents mediated by BK channels modify physiology and behavior. A recent paper published by Drs. Bukiya and Dopico in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences unveils and characterizes an ethanol-recognition site in the BK channel-forming protein itself,  a finding that will… Read More


Dr. Teresa Waters is Senior Author of Paper Examining the Post-Recession Financial Health of Hospitals

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While the recession was a major financial blow for many hospitals, particularly not-for-profit and safety-net hospitals, most emerged without permanent damage. But many still may not be financially strong enough to respond to the pressures of health care reform and industry restructuring. That’s the conclusion of a paper presented at the National Press Club during… Read More


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals

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U.S. News & World Report has named Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in seven specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Recognized specialties include cardiology/heart surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. “The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is proud to be the major academic partner of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and,… Read More


Meibohm Awarded NIH Instrumentation Grant

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Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy has received a shared instrumentation grant in the amount of $315,651 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This grant will allow for the acquisition of a… Read More


Laizure and Parker Awarded NIH R03 Grant

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Casey Laizure, PharmD and Robert Parker, PharmD, BA, both in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, received a $150,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study how rapidly caffeine gets into the body after consuming an energy drink or inhaling a caffeine powder.  New types of caffeine fortified supplements can potentially be abused,… Read More


The Ride to Fight On

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We are excited to announce that on Saturday, October 11, 2014,  the inaugural Ride to Fight On benefiting the West Cancer Center will hit the streets. This epic ride will become an annual cycling event made possible through our partnership with the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, the largest cycling club in Memphis. This event is… Read More


Dr. Ken Brown Travels to China in Conjunction with UTHSC’s Increasing Efforts to Develop and Manufacture Pharmaceuticals

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  Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), traveled to China earlier this month to participate in an international conference sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to discuss global concerns related to pharmaceutical supply chain security. The conference also focused… Read More