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UTHSC’s Byron Jones Receives $2.87 Million For Gulf War Illness Study

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Byron C. Jones, PhD, professor in the Department of Genetics, Geonomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, $2.87 million for his continuing study of genetic alterations associated with Gulf War illness among former military personnel. During the 1990-91 Gulf War, 700,000 troops… Read More


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Drs. Francesca-Fang Liao, Fu-Ming Zhou Receive $1.9 Million to Study Possible Dementia Causes

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded two UTHSC researchers over $1.9 million to study the pathogenesis of white matter damage, a main contributing factor to dementia. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, and Fu-Ming Zhou, PhD, both professors in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology, are co-investigators on the project titled “Blood-brain-barrier… Read More


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Graduate of UTHSC Nursing Science Program Identifies Potential New Measure for Alzheimer’s Risk

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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly. A recent study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found a novel way to identify a high potential for developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur. Ray Romano, PhD, RN,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Vaithianathan Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Retinal Research

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Thirumalini Vaithianathan, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has spent a decade studying molecular signaling involved in vision. She has just received $1.9 million from the National Eye Institute for her project titled, “Dynamics of calcium signals control neurotransmitter release in… Read More


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UTHSC’s Griffith Receives 2021 Pioneer in Basic Science Award

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When Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, looks at the inner ear, he sees what he describes as “an engineering marvel.” Just think about it, he says, the inner ear is intricately designed to process sound, which can travel faster than the speed of nerve cell signaling in our body. Yet, when he began his research career… Read More


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UTHSC’s Madlock-Brown Participating in National COVID Data Research Collaborative

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One of UTHSC’s data scientists is applying her extensive expertise in informatics to a national effort to leverage big data in the fight against COVID-19. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS, a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC, is a co-lead for one of the clinical domain teams of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Receives $300,000 Grant From Research to Prevent Blindness to Continue Vision Research Initiatives

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded an RPB Challenge Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness  to continue vision research initiatives conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. The $300,00 grant will be distributed over four years. HEI holds one of three RPB Challenge Grants… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jefferies Receives $2.1 Million Grant for Childhood Cancer Research

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John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and chief of Cardiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, to study how exercise impacts childhood cancer survivors. His co-principal investigator is Kirsten K.… Read More