Department: Office of Research


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Jay Fowke Receives $1.9 Million for Diabetes, Prostate Cancer Study

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The Department of Defense has awarded $1.9 million to Jay H. Fowke, PhD, MPH, MS, chief of the Division of Epidemiology and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), to study why Puerto Rican men have higher than expected prostate cancer mortality. Puerto Rican men have… Read More


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Dopico Awarded $2.6 Million for Project to Understand and Treat Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded $2.6 million to Alex M. Dopico, MD, PhD, Van Vleet Chair of Excellence and professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology (PHAST) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, to study cerebrovascular dysfunction that could contribute to alcohol-induced blackouts. Alcohol-induced blackouts… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Publish First-of-Their-Kind Reports on Cancer Radiation Therapy Interruptions

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Two new reports by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center provide the first published description of unplanned interruptions in radiation cancer treatment across a major U.S. city in the COVID-19 era, according to their authors. The studies placed special focus on how risk for radiotherapy interruption varied by patient race, socioeconomic status,… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Co-Leads Study of Genes that Modulate Aging, Lifespan

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Headshot of Dr. Robert Williams

Scientists led by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are exploring the elaborate interplay between genes, sex, growth, and age and how they influence variation in longevity. Their findings, which are being published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, are an important step in understanding why some people live… Read More


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Expertise in Gut Barrier Dysfunction Earns UTHSC Researcher Two Awards Totaling $5 Million

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Radhakrishna Rao, PhD, vice-chair and professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received two large national awards totaling $5 million for separate studies involving the gut as a therapeutic target for treating disease. Dr. Rao is known worldwide for his two decades of research into the… Read More


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UTHSC-Led Team Receives $5.2 Million for Study of Link Between Obesity, Cancer

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The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $5.2 million to a team lead by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for a study that will fill critical gaps in knowledge around obesity-mediated cancer risk. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the UTHSC College of… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.9 Million to Study Neuronal Activity in Central Taste Regions of the Brain

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The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has awarded $1.9 million to John Boughter, PhD, professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), to study the brain circuitry involved in processing novel tastes and foods. Max Fletcher, PhD,… Read More


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UTHSC Has Another Record-Breaking Year for Research Grants, Contract Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Office of Research has reported another record-breaking high for grant and contract awards received in a single fiscal year. The final numbers for UTHSC’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 (FY22) show annual grant and contract awards totaled $133 million, a $6.3 million increase from last year’s… Read More