Department: Office of Research


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Office of Research Names New Director of Scientific Writing

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In order to better serve the research community at UTHSC, the Office of Research has named  Kyle Johnson Moore, PhD, as the new director of the Office of Scientific Writing, as of January 2021. In this role, Dr. Johnson Moore will assist research faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in the writing of successful research grants… Read More


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UTHSC’s Professor Chester Brown Named to List of Inspiring Black Scientists

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Chester Brown, MD, PhD, St. Jude Chair of Excellence in Genetics at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, is listed among “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America,” by the journal, Cell Mentor, which is affiliated with Cell Press. Dr. Brown is also a UTHSC professor of Pediatrics, professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, and Genetics… Read More


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UTHSC’s Madlock-Brown Participating in National COVID Data Research Collaborative

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One of UTHSC’s data scientists is applying her extensive expertise in informatics to a national effort to leverage big data in the fight against COVID-19. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS, a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC, is a co-lead for one of the clinical domain teams of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative… Read More


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UTHSC’s Sun Receives $2.2 from NIH for Epigenetic Study on Arterial Stiffness

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In humans, large arteries lose elasticity and thicken with age and other pathological conditions, leading to arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Age-related arterial stiffening affects a large population and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains poorly understood, with no effective intervention. Work being done in the lab of Zhongjie Sun,… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Adebiyi Receives $3 Million for Neonatal Kidney Research, His Third NIH Award This Year

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In the transition from fetal to neonatal life, the kidneys undergo delicate and intricate changes in functionality as they assume the primary responsibility for keeping the blood clean and chemically balanced. Understanding these complex physiological changes is critical, as stressors before, during, and after delivery put newborns at risk of kidney injury and maladaptation. The… Read More


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UTHSC’s Mancarella Receives $1.5 Million to Investigate Molecular Mechanism Regulating Heart Function

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Salvatore Mancarella, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently awarded $1.52 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his investigations into the molecular-level causes of cardiac muscle deterioration. One of the most common types of heart… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Adebowale Adebiyi Receives $4.5 Million from the NIH For Research into Vascular, Kidney Dysfunction

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Despite a plethora of treatment options, the burdens of cardiovascular and kidney disease still pose significant challenges to public health and the economy. Efforts to reduce cardiovascular and kidney disease include scientific investigations into the mechanisms that underlie alterations in the function of blood vessels. These efforts include the research done in the laboratory of… Read More


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Nine Teams Awarded in Collaborative Grant Competition for COVID-19 Research

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Nine research teams are awardees of the 2020 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/University of Memphis (UofM) SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Research CORNET grants. The grant competition was specifically geared to facilitate new collaborations between UTHSC and UofM faculty on projects designed to better understand the virus and find therapies to end the pandemic. Conceived by Steven… Read More