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Gosain Receives $2.1 M Grant for Hirschprung Enterocolitis Research

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Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) is a life-threatening complication of Hirschsprung Disease, a common cause of intestinal obstruction in newborns. Hirschsprung Disease results from incomplete development of the enteric nervous system, or the “brain of the gut,” which is essential to life. HAEC affects 30 to 60 percent of infants with Hirshsprung Disease and is the leading… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $3.3 Million Award to Study Antifungal Resistance

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A team of UTHSC researchers in the College of Pharmacy has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for their study of drug-resistance mechanisms of a fungal pathogen responsible for fatal lung infections. Jarrod R. Fortwendel, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, and P.… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Awarded $4.94 Million to Develop Novel Glaucoma Treatment

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A researcher in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $4.94 million R24 grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of a potential new drug therapy for glaucoma. Monica Jablonski, PhD, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and associate dean of the Postdoctoral Office,… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $2.27 Million for New Breast Cancer Therapy Research

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A research team at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $2.27 million to study a potential next-generation treatment for late-stage breast cancer. Wei Li, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, and Tiffany Seagroves, PhD, professor of Pathology in the UTHSC College… Read More


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UTHSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Collaborate On Cancer Drug Discovery and Development Research

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will conduct collaborative research with the goal of developing better cancer treatments. Cancer stem cells are inherently resistant to radiation and chemotherapy and are responsible for the majority of cancer relapse cases. The team’s objective… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.98 Million for Novel Approach to Diabetes Research

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A team of researchers in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $1.98 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health, for a novel approach to studying diabetes. Darryl Quarles, MD, University of Tennessee… Read More


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Two Teams Awarded 2019 Collaborative Health Disparities Research Awards

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Two teams of multistate investigators have been awarded the 2019 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi… Read More


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M. Dennis Leo, PhD, Awarded $1.9 Million NIH Grant For Diabetic Vascular Disease Research

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded M. Dennis Leo, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1.9 million grant for his project titled “Chloride Channels in Diabetic Vascular Disease.” The study will investigate cellular signaling pathways damaged by diabetes and how they… Read More