Tag: National Institutes of Health


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Mozhui Awarded $418,000 Grant to Study Epigenetics of Aging

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Khyobeni Mozhui,PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the epigenetics of aging. The two-year award will support the project, titled… Read More


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Stephen E. Alway Named Dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Stephen E. Alway, PhD, dean of the College of Health Professions. He will begin his new appointment on December 15, 2017. Dr. Alway previously served as chair of the Division of Exercise Physiology, executive chairperson of the Department of Human Performance… Read More


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

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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


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Research Duo from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Awarded $1.9 Million to Develop Novel Web-based Analysis Platform for Precision Medicine

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Robert W. Williams, PhD, chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, and Saunak Sen, PhD, professor and chief of Biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1,920,056 grant for their project titled, “A Unified High… Read More


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George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor Gadiparthi N. Rao of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives More Than $6 Million in Grant Renewals from National Institutes of Health Over 10-Month Span

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  As one of the leading scientists in the world in the field of cardiovascular biology, Gadiparthi N. Rao, PhD, is understandably busy. The George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), he has had four grants renewed by… Read More


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Researcher Jonathan Wall, PhD, with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $1 Million to Study Antibody Therapy for Systemic Amyloid Disease

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The amyloidoses are a group of rare diseases that are a consequence of abnormal protein (amyloid) deposits in various body tissues and organs. Characterized as systemic or localized, light chain-associated amyloidosis (AL) is the most common form of systemic amyloid disease, with an estimated 4,500 new cases each year in the United States. Systemic amyloid… Read More


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College of Pharmacy at UTHSC Rises to Number 23 in Annual Research Funding from NIH

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is now ranked Number 23 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing of 141 member institutions published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The ranking for federal fiscal year 2016 is a… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Amali E. Samarasinghe Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Functions of White Blood Cells as Protectors Against Influenza Infections

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, has received a $1,919,402 award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Samarasinghe will investigate the mechanisms by which certain white blood cells regulate antiviral immune responses against influenza… Read More