Tag: NIH

UTHSC College of Pharmacy Rises to Number 14 in Research Funding from NIH


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy rose to number 14 in funding from the National Institutes of Health this year, according to a new listing published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) of its approximately 140 colleges and schools of pharmacy. “NIH funding is highly competitive, and this… Read More

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


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

Professor Radhakrishna Rao of UTHSC Receives $1.68 Million Grant Renewal for Intestinal Function Research


Radhakrishna Rao, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $1.68 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the mechanisms of how the intestine blocks certain toxins from entering the bloodstream.… Read More

Dr. Guoyun Chen of UTHSC Receives $332,250 Grant for Septic Shock Research


Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Despite availability of antibiotics, the mortality and hospitalization of patients with severe sepsis has increased rapidly, causing approximately 200,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. Guoyun Chen, MD, PhD, and his research team are hoping to investigate further and explore… Read More

William Armstrong, PhD of UTHSC receives $1.5 million grant to research hormone Oxytocin

William Armstrong

William Armstrong of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Researches Hormone Oxytocin Using $1.5 Million Grant Most women who have had labor induced to deliver their babies have had experience with the hormone oxytocin. William Armstrong, PhD, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is conducting research on the neuronal mechanisms governing… Read More