Department: Office of Research


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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski, PhD, Authors Paper on New Study Highlighting the Role of Sugar Metabolism in Heart Disease, Obesity

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Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in the Journal of Immunology that provides novel insights into the biochemistry of the sugar glucose in immune cells critical to obesity and heart… Read More


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UTHSC’s Collaborative Seed Funding Program Tops $12 Million in Support for New Research Projects, Shapes New Future for Research

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When it comes to scientific research, it is not uncommon for investigators to be collaborating only with other researchers from within their own lab, department, or College. According to Glen E. Palmer, PhD, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards… Read More


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Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee Opens First Clinical Trial

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CTN2 marks significant milestone in its effort to grow the clinical research base at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2) is kicking off its inaugural clinical trial, the first in the network’s efforts to grow the clinical research volume at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center… Read More


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UTHSC and Memphis VA Key Participants in National Study Showing Link Between Low Blood Pressure and Reduced Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension) multisite clinical trial, which released study findings today showing that intensive lowering of blood pressure reduced the risk of mild… Read More


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UTHSC’s Helena Parfenova Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study Newborn Seizures

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Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $2.1 million to further study the functions and mechanisms behind neonatal seizures, and to potentially uncover naturally-occurring defensive mechanisms to prevent cerebrovascular disease in newborns. The neonatal brain is vulnerable to compromises… Read More


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Two Teams of Multi-State Investigators Chosen as Collaborative Health Disparities Research Award Winners

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: The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium has chosen two research teams as the 2018 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research winners. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created by leaders within the consortium to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves investigators from the University of… Read More


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UTHSC’s Santosh Kumar, PhD, Receives $1.71 Million Grant for Research on Smoking and HIV Progression

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Santosh Kumar, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a five-year, $1.71 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research on the effects of smoking on HIV-1 patients. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, effective treatment outcomes… Read More


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UTHSC’s Anne Alexandrov, PhD, Receives $2.3 Million Grant To Study Optimal Positioning for Stroke Patients

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Large artery strokes, a form of ischemic stroke, are the most dangerous form of stroke. About 30 percent of the stroke cases seen in Memphis are classified as large artery acute ischemic stroke, and the way patients are positioned during the immediate ‘hyperacute’ hours after they experience this severe type of stroke could impact the… Read More