Department: Office of Research


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Office of Research Welcomes Wesley Byerly as New Senior Associate Vice Chancellor

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Wesley G. Byerly, PharmD, has been hired as the senior associate vice chancellor for Research and Administration for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Selected by Steve Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research, after a national search, Dr. Byerly’s appointment was effective May 1, 2022. Most recently associate vice president for Research Integrity… Read More


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EMOT-ECON Funds First Two Pilot Projects

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Michelle Martin

A collaborative network between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is funding its first two pilot projects. The Emotion Well-being and Economic Burden Research Network (EMOT-ECON), co-led by Michelle Martin, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, and Maria Pisu, PhD, professor… Read More


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UTHSC’s Yousefi Receives $2.2 Million To Develop AI Aimed at Predicting Glaucoma Risk

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Dr. Siamak Yousefi

Siamak Yousefi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal investigator on a $2.2 million award from the National Eye Institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to predict genetic risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma, a complex blinding… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Recognized by Memphis Business Journal for Outstanding Work in Biosciences

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD

Three University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty members are being highlighted in the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) this month for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the biosciences.  Colleen Jonsson, PhD, professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology; Monica Jablonski, PhD, FARVO, Hamilton Endowed Professor; and Maria Gomes-Solecki, DVM, professor, Microbiology,… Read More


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Research by UTHSC Chancellor Buckley Contributes to Landmark Genetic Studies of Schizophrenia Published in Nature

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UTHSC Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD

Research done by Peter F. Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has contributed to two watershed data analyses that begin to clarify the genetic architecture of schizophrenia. Published as two companion papers in the prestigious journal Nature, the papers describe a large, multisite collaboration with researchers from almost 48 institutions… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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UTHSC Director of Research Safety Affairs Receives Patriot Award

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Tim Barton, director of Research Safety Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the Patriot Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award is given to supervisors and bosses for providing direct support to an employee who serves in… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.85 Million For Research Project on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $2.85 million from the National Institute on Aging for a project that will deepen understanding of how mitochondria influence the aging process and age-related diseases. David Ashbrook, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, is the principal investigator on the study examining how sex, diet, age, and… Read More