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Adebiyi receives $3 Million for neonatal kidney research

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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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Wall awarded $385,000 grant to study amyloidosis treatment options

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Jonathan Wall, PhD, professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville and director of the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics, has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $385,000 from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health to study new treatments for systemic amyloidosis. Also:… Read More


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Mancarella receives $1.5 million to study cardiac muscle deterioration causes

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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. Also: BioEngineer


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 Yousefi to develop artificial intelligence to improve glaucoma research, diagnosis

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Siamak Yousefi, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received two grants worth more than $600,000 combined to further develop artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma. Also: BioEngineer


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Researchers awarded $2 million grant to study the immune system and triple negative breast cancer

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Liza Makowski, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine-Hematology-Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics-Obesity at UTHSC, have received $2.1 million from the National Cancer Institute for a five-year study to examine how the microbiome impacts the immune system… Read More


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Adebiyi awarded $4.5 million from the NIH for vascular, kidney dysfunction research

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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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Stanfill inducted into American Academy of Nursing 2020 class of new fellows

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Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, associate dean of Research for the UTHSC College of Nursing, has been selected for the American Academy of Nursing’s 2020 Class of Fellows. Dr. Stanfill is also an alumna of UTHSC, earning her PhD in Nursing Science at the university in 2014. Also: BioEngineer


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Hayes honored for contributions to groundbreaking cancer genomic research 

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Neil Hayes, MD, MS, MPH, division chief of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is among recipients of the 2020 Team Science Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for his contributions to developing The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its… Read More