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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.85 Million For Research Project on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $2.85 million from the National Institute on Aging for a project that will deepen understanding of how mitochondria influence the aging process and age-related diseases. David Ashbrook, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, is the principal investigator on the study examining how sex, diet, age, and… Read More


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Narayanan Named Deputy Director of UTHSC Center for Cancer Research

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Dr. Rames Narayanan

Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, MBA, has been named the deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Narayanan is a professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine, Muirhead Endowed Professor of Pathology, and the director… Read More


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New Dates Announced For Global Scientific Conference Recruited to Memphis by UTHSC, TennIRM

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The International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference (IEBMC), a major scientific conference being jointly hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM), has been rescheduled with an updated speaker lineup. Originally slated for October 8-10, 2021, the conference is now set to take place April… Read More


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Joseph Pierre Awarded $423,292 Grant to Study Hirschsprung Disease in Newborns

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Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received a $423,292 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the pathophysiology of Hirschsprung Disease in newborns. Ankush Gosain, MD,… Read More


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TN-CTSI Awards Pilot Project Funding To Two UTHSC Researchers

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The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. Two UTHSC researchers were each awarded $30,000 for a one-year period. The winners and their projects are: Karen J. Derefinko, associate professor,… Read More


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The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine Gains International Reach With New Partnership

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An institute led by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is gaining international reach, thanks to a new partnership with a worldwide interdisciplinary network. The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) has combined forces with the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) in an informal partnership to promote their common interest in stem cell therapeutics and… Read More


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Toni Whitaker Receives $3.1 Million For UTHSC’s LEND Program

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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor’s efforts to improve health outcomes in children with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Toni Whitaker, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and division chief for Developmental Pediatrics in the UTHSC… Read More