Tag: National Institutes of Health


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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


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Professor Jonathan H. Jaggar, PhD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Blood Pressure Regulation by Arterial Smooth Muscle Cell Ion Channels

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Jonathan H. Jaggar, PhD, Maury Bronstein Endowed Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1,520,000 grant for his project titled “Blood Pressure Regulation by Smooth Muscle Cell Ion Channels.” The proposal is designed to study proteins called ion channels that… Read More


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Christopher Waters, PhD, of UTHSC Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Mechanisms Related to Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Christopher Waters, PhD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health for his project titled “ASK1 and Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury.” The study will examine the therapies associated with ventilator-induced lung… Read More


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Tao L. Lowe, PhD, of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Innovative Nanotechnology to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Tao L. Lowe, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Pharmacy, has received a $1.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Nanogels for Drug Delivery across the BRB to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy.” The study will… Read More


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Professors Yao Sun and Lu Lu of UTHSC Receive $1.99 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease Research

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Yao Sun, MD, PhD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), in a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with Lu Lu, MD, professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, has received a grant totaling $1.99… Read More


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UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to Host Pediatric Nephrology Tribute to Dr. Russell W. Chesney

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Serving as chair for more than 23 years of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Russell W. Chesney, MD, worked tirelessly to advance the field of pediatric nephrology. The legacy Dr. Chesney left behind will be honored during a special pediatric nephrology tribute… Read More