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Professor Robert W. Williams of UTHSC Receives More Than $2.5 Million for Genetics Research

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Robert W. Williams, PhD, professor in the Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and director of the UT Center for Integrative and Translational Genomics, aims to make significant headway in studying  the genetics of diet and aging, thanks to a new grant. The award, from… Read More


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Assistant Professor Ying Kong of UTHSC Receives $187,343 Grant to Continue Tuberculosis Research

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is often contracted through an airborne bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It remains a leading public health problem worldwide, with an estimated 8 million new cases and 2 million deaths each year. Although most M. tuberculosis infections, known as pulmonary TB, are in the lungs, 5 to 10… Read More


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UTHSC Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski Brings $737,720 Grant to Memphis to Continue Alzheimer’s Research

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As the population ages, Alzheimer’s disease is a major public health concern in the United States. An estimated 11 million to 16 million elderly will suffer from the disease by 2050. Aging is the most important risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but it is not clear to what extent the molecular changes that underlie normal… Read More


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UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute Hosts Three Pioneers of Cataract Surgery at Annual Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture

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Dr. Honan, Dr. Mazzocco and Dr. Kratz The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will salute three visiting distinguished ophthalmologists on Nov. 21 for their work, which has helped to revolutionize modern cataract surgery in America and beyond.


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Two New Chairs Appointed in the College of Medicine at UTHSC

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      Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, and Michael Whitt, PhD David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed new chairs to lead two departments in the college.


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Professor Gabor Tigyi Receives $2.39 Million Grant for Drug Discovery Research

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Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD (back row, third from left) and his team. The threat of a nuclear accident, like the one at Fukushima, or the explosion of a nuclear device necessitates the development of radiation countermeasures that are safe and effective when applied 24 hours or later after a radiation injury. There are no such… Read More


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UTHSC Assistant Professor Ronald ‘Nick’ Laribee Receives $1.35 Million Grant for Cancer Drug Development Research

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The laboratory of Ronald “Nick” Laribee, PhD, studies how cells sense nutrients and transmit the information to the machinery regulating how genes are turned on and off.