Category: Research

Preventive Medicine Researcher at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Co-Authors Abstract on Interaction of Calcium & Vitamin D with Hormone Therapy


Memphis, Tenn. (June 26, 2013) – Can taking calcium and vitamin D help prevent bone fractures among women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy? That’s the question that researchers and more than 60,000 women have tried to answer through a Women’s Health Initiative study. Over more than 19 years, postmenopausal participants aged 50 to 79 years enrolled… Read More

UTHSC Researchers Unravel Genetics of Iris Disease


Memphis, Tenn. (June 26, 2013) – When it comes to the iris of the eye, most people are focused on its color – green, blue, brown and so on. But a group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are researching the genetics of iris diseases and have recently published a… Read More

Unexpected Results from UTHSC NIH-funded Look AHEAD Study


NIH-funded Look AHEAD Study at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Did Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Study Found Numerous Other Health Benefits of Modest Weight Loss Memphis, Tenn. (June 25, 2013) – The results are in for Look AHEAD, an interventional study that focused on getting overweight… Read More

Associate Professor Jena J. Steinle of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $1.38 Million Grant for Diabetic Medication Research


Memphis, Tenn. (June 12, 2013) – One of the most common side effects of diabetes is retinal damage.  While we know that diabetic medications are effective in reducing insulin resistance in humans overall, we do not know their actions in the retina.  The National Eye Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),… Read More

Robert Williams Chosen to Participate in Human Brain Project

Dr. Robert Williams

Three Other U.S. Institutions Chosen to Join Multinational Collaboration Memphis, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2013) — The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects (Future & Emerging Technologies). The new project will federate European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges… Read More

A Vision for the Future: Advance to Top Quartile


Vision has been defined as “the art of seeing what others can’t.” In his more than three years as executive dean of the UT College of Medicine, Steve J. Schwab, MD, has consistently practiced that art. During his tenure as executive dean, he has actively sought and enthusiastically seized new opportunities to advance the college… Read More