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New Dates Announced For Global Scientific Conference Recruited to Memphis by UTHSC, TennIRM

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The International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference (IEBMC), a major scientific conference being jointly hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM), has been rescheduled with an updated speaker lineup. Originally slated for October 8-10, 2021, the conference is now set to take place April… Read More


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Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $3.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a project that enlists artificial intelligence in the fight against sickle cell disease. Santosh Saraf, MD, associate professor in the Department… Read More


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Research Team Awarded $3 Million to Study Weight Loss, Bone Frailty Link in Diabetics

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Two researchers in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a $3 million award from the National Institute on Aging to study why bones become more frail and prone to fracture in diabetics who achieve long-term weight loss. Qi Zhao, MD, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology, and Karen… Read More


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UTHSC’s Neil Hayes, MD, Funded to Continue Research  Related to The Cancer Genome Atlas

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Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of two principal investigators for a $1.8 million grant that extends the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its molecular level through genome sequencing and… Read More


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Yan Cui and Team Are Innovating Artificial Intelligence Approach to Address Biomedical Data Inequality

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Yan Cui, PhD, associate professor in the UTHSC Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics, recently received a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled “Algorithm-based prevention and reduction of cancer health disparity arising from data inequality.” Dr. Cui’s project aims to prevent and reduce health disparities caused by ethnically-biased data in cancer-related… Read More


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TN-CTSI Awards Pilot Project Funding To Two UTHSC Researchers

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The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. Two UTHSC researchers were each awarded $30,000 for a one-year period. The winners and their projects are: Karen J. Derefinko, associate professor,… Read More


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The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine Gains International Reach With New Partnership

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An institute led by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is gaining international reach, thanks to a new partnership with a worldwide interdisciplinary network. The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) has combined forces with the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) in an informal partnership to promote their common interest in stem cell therapeutics and… Read More


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Toni Whitaker Receives $3.1 Million For UTHSC’s LEND Program

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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor’s efforts to improve health outcomes in children with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Toni Whitaker, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and division chief for Developmental Pediatrics in the UTHSC… Read More