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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… Read More


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Researchers featured in Medical Research Journal for Artificial Intelligence Studies

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A paper written by Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor, and Nariman Ammar, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow, both at the Center for Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics. The paper discussed how… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute receives $300,000 RPB Challenge Grant

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded an RPB Challenge Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness to continue vision research initiatives conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. The $300,00 grant will be distributed over four years.


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Le Bonheur and UTHSC researcher receives American Lung Association Innovation Award

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, was awarded the Charles and Amelia Gould Innovation award amounting to $75 thousand over two years through the American Lung Association’s Awards and Grants Program. The Lung Association has committed $11.55 million through 98 awards to fund… Read More


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Researcher awarded $1.25 million for HPV vaccination research study

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in the United States for preteens more than a dozen years ago, yet adherence rates are still below those for other childhood vaccines. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Emory University have received a major grant totaling $2.7 million from the National Cancer Institute/National… Read More


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UTHSC collaborates with Regeneron to advance precision medicine in the mid-south

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily collected and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with its partner teaching hospitals. November 18: News… Read More


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UTHSC, Regional One Health partner on post-COVID-19 clinic

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health have established a post-COVID-19 clinic to provide specialized outpatient follow-up care to individuals who have tested positive for the virus and may be experiencing long-term symptoms after recovery. The clinic will also be available to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are… Read More


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UTHSC researchers identify three drugs as possible therapeutics for COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at the University of New Mexico have identified three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. November 18: Citizen Tribune November 18: Fox5 Vegas November 18: USA Life Sciences Database… Read More