Department: Office of Research


Health Professions Student Recognized at National Conference for Research Poster

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Anne Mones, a second-year cytology/histotechnology student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recognized at the recent National Society of Histotechnology Convention for her poster illustrating the diagnostic aspects of pancreatic tumors and the link between pancreatic health and insulin production.  Her research was conducted in collaboration with her professor, Sheila Criswell, PhD, an assistant professor in the UTHSC College of Health Professions. Dr. Criswell, who played a… Read More


Study Led by Fellow Shows Heart Health Risks of ‘Die-Hard’ Sports Fans

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Miguel Maturana, MD, was introduced to the sports world when his father took him to a soccer game at an early age. Witnessing the emotions of his father and other spectators in the stadium sparked his curiosity of the emotional impact of athletics. Dr. Maturana earned his medical degree from the University of Valparaíso, Chile,… Read More


UTHSC Cancer Researcher Part of $3 Million Collaborative Project Studying Obesity-Related Cancer

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researcher is a member of a prestigious team that has just received a highly competitive Endeavor Award totaling $3 million from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research. Liza Makowski, PhD professor in Hematology and Oncology at the UTHSC Center for Cancer Research, is a co-principal investigator on… Read More


Researchers Receive $423,500 for Study to Improve Outcomes from Fungal Infections

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Aspergillus fumigatus is the major airborne fungus present indoors and outdoors that causes various diseases, the severity of which are dependent on an individual’s immune status. Researchers in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a $423,500 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)… Read More


UTHSC Researcher Expands National Discussion of Cardiovascular Health

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Yangbo Sun, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine, is helping to expand the national discussion of cardiovascular health and healthy lifestyles. With a research focus on chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, and breast cancer, Dr. Sun conducts research in areas of modifiable lifestyle risk factors,… Read More


UTHSC Research Spinoffs Gain Momentum with National Business Grants

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A recent spate of awards shines a light on the strides UTHSC researchers are making in translating their discoveries into novel solutions for human health and well-being. Three licensees, two spinoffs founded by UTHSC researchers and one long-standing partner, have received funding from the highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology… Read More


$6 Million Awarded to Jim Bailey, MD, and Team at UTHSC to Expand Tennessee Heart Health Network

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The Tennessee Heart Health Network, an initiative of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue and expand its work to improve heart health across Tennessee over the next five years. The Tennessee Heart Health Network Innovative Cardiovascular Disease Program… Read More


UTHSC Researchers to Study How Hormones Impact Melanoma Risk

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As the United States experiences a continuous increase in cases of melanoma, researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are beginning a study to determine whether sex hormones affect the risk of the deadly skin cancer. The researchers have received a $423,500 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of… Read More