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UTHSC Researcher Glen Palmer, PhD, Receives Grant to Develop Novel Antifungal Target Screening Strategy

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Glen Palmer, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, has received a $451,625 National Institutes of Health R21 award. Dr. Palmer will pursue an innovative antifungal chemical screening strategy titled, “Broad Spectrum Antifungals Targeting Fatty Acid Biosynthesis.” There are approximately 1.5 million deaths per year… Read More


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Four University of Tennessee Health Science Center Faculty Named 2017 UT Research Foundation Maturation Fund Winners

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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) announced its 2017 Maturation Funding recipients on December 15, 2016, granting four University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty inventors $15,000 each to further develop their technology and answer important commercialization questions. Each year UTRF awards grants through its annual Maturation Funding program which is designed to help… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Shaban-Nejad will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, “A Semantic Framework to Support Evolution and… Read More


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Steven R. Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Elected a 2016 AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Advancing Science

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently elected Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), as a 2016 AAAS Fellow. Dr. Goodman’s election makes him the first active UTHSC affiliated AAAS Fellow since 1972, and the first active member of the association… Read More


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UTHSC Awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Fund Innovative Proof-of-Concept Center, Stimulate Movement of Ideas to Market

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a nearly $500,000 i6 Challenge Award from the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) to establish a Proof-of-Concept Center at UTHSC in partnership with Memphis Bioworks Foundation. The award was announced recently by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as part of the EDA’s 2016… Read More


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Inaugural UT CORNET Cancer Conference Provides Platform of Collaboration For Cancer Researchers Across Tennessee

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More than 70 cancer researchers from across the state convened in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Wednesday for the inaugural 2016 University of Tennessee Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Cancer Conference. The conference brought together cancer researchers from all campuses of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), the University of Tennessee… Read More


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Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, of UTHSC Among Researchers Listed on American Lung Association’s 2016-2017 Research Awards Nationwide Report

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Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named on the American Lung Association’s 2016-2017 Research Awards Nationwide report for her project titled “Molecules Found in Allergic Airways May Protect Against Influenza.” The report highlights 69 novel and innovative research projects totaling more… Read More


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The Operational Strategic Plan for Research Provides Five-Year Roadmap to Success for UTHSC

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At his annual Town Hall meeting Monday, Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Steven R. Goodman, PhD, presented the newly approved Operational Strategic Plan for Research (OSPR), which outlines a major restructure of the research effort at UTHSC. The plan is designed to increase research dollars coming into… Read More