Tag: National Institutes of Health


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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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UTHSC’s Graetz Receives $2 Million to Study App Benefiting Additional Cancer Therapy for Women

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Ilana Graetz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received a $2,021,260 R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With her award, Dr. Graetz will examine the use of a novel web-based app designed to improve long-term use of adjuvant endocrine therapy… Read More


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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