Department: Office of Research


Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Continue Career-Long Research of Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes

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In 2012, Shelley White-Means, PhD, read a study from the Sinai Urban Health Institute that reported Memphis had the largest disparity in deaths from breast cancer for Black women versus white women of any of the 25 largest cities in the United States. She had recently lost her mother to breast cancer, and she wanted… Read More


UT Health Science Center Researchers Partner on Multi-Institutional $20 Million Award to Develop New Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Therapies

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UT Health Science Center researchers Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Harriet Van Vleet Endowment Professor in Basic Oncology Research, Junming Yue, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pathology, Sue Chin Lee, associate professor in the Department of Physiology, and David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, are part of a scientific leadership… Read More


Zodiac Clinical Trial Led by UT Health Science Center Professor Likely to Dramatically Impact Stroke Care

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Research findings in a clinical trial led by a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing are likely to dramatically change care and improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute stroke. Principal investigator, Professor Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, FAAN, presented results of the five-year clinical trial… Read More


New Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology Excited by Quest to Unlock Secrets of the Brain

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Lynn Dobrunz, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, sees the brain as “the final frontier” of human biological research. Dr. Dobrunz joined UT Health Science Center in the fall, after nearly 25 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There,… Read More


Veteran Employee Shares Memories of Her Father, Civil Rights Activist Elmore Nickelberry

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Thirty years on the job at UT Health Science Center has not dimmed Toyia Polk’s desire to shine in her profession. A business manager for clinical research in the Office of Research, Polk says her dedication to hard work is part of the legacy left by her father, Elmore Nickelberry, a Memphis hero of the… Read More


Longtime Brain Researcher ‘Driven by Curiosity’

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, received his first chemistry set from his parents when he was 7 years old. Four years later, they gave him a magazine about the lives of great scientists. He remembers reading about 19th century British chemist John Dalton and his ideas about atoms and molecules. “With the ingenuity of a child, I… Read More


UT Health Science Center Building on Momentum and Awareness in 2024, Recognizing Dedicated Partners

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Last year was a time of building for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, told the university’s Advisory Board during its winter meeting Friday. New leaders were recruited, a state-of-the-art-dental building opened, and a five-year strategic plan was adopted. This year, he said, UT Health Science Center will continue building… Read More


Advisory Board to Hold Winter Meeting January 12

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will meet Friday, January 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the Mooney Library, 875 Monroe Ave., on the Memphis campus.  On the agenda:  Chancellor’s report  Updates from the colleges and units 2023-2028 Strategic Plan update  While the meeting will be conducted in person, it will also be… Read More