Tag: Dr. Helena Parfenova

UTHSC’s Helena Parfenova Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study Newborn Seizures


Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $2.1 million to further study the functions and mechanisms behind neonatal seizures, and to potentially uncover naturally-occurring defensive mechanisms to prevent cerebrovascular disease in newborns. The neonatal brain is vulnerable to compromises… Read More

$1.3 Million Granted to Helena Parfenova, PhD, to Study Damaging Seizure-Activated Mechanisms in Newborn Brains


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, was recently granted a $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parfenova is studying the underlying mechanisms and functional consequences of glial cell, or astrocyte, injury caused by seizures in the neonatal… Read More