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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Stem Cell Therapeutics for Retinal Injuries

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury, specifically in military personnel after blast injuries… Read More


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Dr. Alex Dopico of UTHSC Named to National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has spent more than two decades researching the effects of alcohol on the brain. Nationally funded and well-regarded for his work, Dr. Dopico will now have an opportunity to make an impact on a national level on research and policy focusing on… Read More


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Pediatric Surgeon Ankush Gosain of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $785,220 Grant for Hirschsprungs Disease Research

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery and director of Pediatric Surgery Research at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $785,220 grant to continue research for the treatment of a birth defect that can affect… Read More


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Forensic Anthropologist Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, Named Director of West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

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Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, a board-certified forensic anthropologist, has been named director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennesee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Figura received his Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Michigan State University. He earned a Master of… Read More


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Collaboration by Investigators at UTHSC, Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Uses Computational Modeling to Identify Possible Targeted Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease

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A collaboration among investigators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-ORNL) has discovered molecules based on computational modeling that are an important advance toward producing targeted drugs for the treatment of chronic kidney disease, and may prove useful in finding targeted therapies for other illnesses… Read More


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Steven R. Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Elected a 2016 AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Advancing Science

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently elected Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), as a 2016 AAAS Fellow. Dr. Goodman’s election makes him the first active UTHSC affiliated AAAS Fellow since 1972, and the first active member of the association… Read More


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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Center of Excellence in Addiction Medicine in the Country

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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science was recognized today as the first Center of Excellence In Addiction Medicine by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, not only in Memphis, but across the country. The center provides clinical treatment services… Read More


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Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, Assistant Professor at UTHSC, Awarded $3.3 Million Grant for ‘Moms Fit 2 Fight’ Study to Help Women in Military Return to Fitness Standards After Pregnancy

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Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant for $3.3 million over five years for a program to help women in the United States military return to fitness standards after the birth of a baby. This project is the result of a cooperative agreement between UTHSC and… Read More