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Peters Awarded $418,000 to Continue Study on Repurposing Compounds to Fight Yeast Infection Inflammation

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Brian M. Peters, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $418,000 to continue his research repurposing compounds to fight against inflammation that results from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) — commonly referred to as… Read More


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Jonsson Dedicated to Building Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, the new director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is dedicated to creating networks of collaborators to identify and solve problems in infectious disease research. “By converging disciplines, we can create synergy around a topic, which hopefully leads to new perspectives and solutions,” said… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga Named Director of New UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1. The UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease is a collaborative effort among UTHSC, West Cancer Center, UT-Methodist University Hospital and Regional… Read More


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UTHSC’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions Wins 2018 Building Memphis Award

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The Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was named Best Renovation (Large Category) by the Memphis Business Journal  in its 2018 Building Memphis Awards. The prestigious awards, given during an ceremony Tuesday evening at the Memphis Botanic Garden, recognize the best new developments in Memphis over… Read More


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UTHSC’s Global CORNET Awards Names Winners with Chinese University

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Three research teams have just been announced as the 2018 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/Harbin Medical University (HMU) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer Vascular Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemiology. Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor of Research at UTHSC, and Dianjun Sun, PhD, vice executive president of… Read More


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UTHSC Announces 2018 CORNET Clinical Award Recipients

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Four research teams have been announced as the 2018 recipients for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET)-Clinical Awards. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have been the seed of more than $1.3 million in funding to support new collaborative research teams and their groundbreaking initiatives. The… Read More


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Cordero-Morales Awarded $1.5 Million to Study How Dietary Fatty Acids Regulate TRP Channel Function

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Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $1,520,000 to study the molecular basis by which dietary fatty acids — such as omega-3 and omega-6 — regulate the function of membrane proteins present in the… Read More


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Richey and Singhal Awarded $1.9 Million To Study Orthosis Effectiveness in Veterans

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Researchers Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Pediatrics, and Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), were recently awarded $1,998,325 to study the effectiveness of a new robotic exoskeletal technology for use by military… Read More