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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


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UTHSC Has Record-Breaking Year Securing $121 Million In Research Grants and Contract Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Office of Research announced that annual research grant and contract awards for FY21, which ended June 30, total more than $121 million, a 20.6% increase from last year. The FY21 research award total is $121,700,667. Roughly half of these funds come from federal sources. The faculty of all… Read More


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The Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine Rebrands To Reflect Statewide Reach

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A cutting-edge University of Tennessee Health Science Center institute, the Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine, is rebranding to reflect its growing reach across the state. Effective this month, it will be known as the Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) in recognition of new statewide partners. As part of the rebranding, Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD,… Read More


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UTHSC Launches New Statewide Initiative to Improve Population Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently launched a new statewide initiative aimed at improving Tennesseans’ health outcomes, quality of life, and health equity. The Tennessee Population Health Consortium is dedicated to transforming primary care practices in Tennessee. Jim Bailey, MD, Robert S. Pearce Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine,… Read More


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Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine Recruits Global Scientific Conference to Memphis

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The Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) is hosting a major international scientific conference in Memphis this fall with the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) and its journal Experimental Biology and Medicine (EBM). The International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference (IEBMC) is slated for October 8-10, 2021 at the Central Station Hotel in… Read More


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Clinical Trials Network Successful in Bringing Significant Trials to UTHSC, COVID-19 Therapeutics Trial the Latest

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The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has contracted a new clinical trial to test possible therapeutics for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. This new trial brings the total generated by CTN2 contracts for the university to nearly $7 million. Since its launch in 2018, CTN2 has brought… Read More