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UofM/UTHSC Collaborative Grant Competition Yields 23 COVID-19 Research Proposals

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The University of Memphis (UofM) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are teaming up in a venture to secure a portion of federal funding allocated for COVID-19 research. The two universities issued a call for collaborative research proposals, which has yielded 23 projects addressing the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its related disease, COVID-19.… Read More


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Dr. Steven R. Goodman Releases New Edition of Textbook

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Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is known globally for his four decades of research into the structure and function of cell structures called membrane skeletons. His related research into sickle cell disease led to defining the molecular basis of the irreversibly sickle cell, and… Read More


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VCR and Governor’s Chair Join Other Experimental Biology and Medicine Leaders to Make the Case for Precision Epidemiology in COVID-19 Commentary

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Two leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the seven notable global authors of an important commentary on COVID-19 that calls for the global initiation of Precision Epidemiology to fight the pandemic. The article, “COVID-19: Time for precision epidemiology,” was recently published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (EBM). Two of the… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.7 Million for Opioid Addiction Research

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A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others. Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science,… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Receives NIH Award for Multimorbidity Research

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A UTHSC researcher has been awarded an R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her work to identify and understand trends in age-related multimorbidity. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, assistant professor in the Health Informatics and Information Management Program is the principal investigator on the study titled “Data-Driven Identification of Costly Multi-Morbidity Groupings and Their… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Receive UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants

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Eleven projects involving researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among 25 awarded One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants announced today. The more than two dozen total projects selected received in excess of $1 million in grants. They range across three categories: educate, discover, and connect. “We wanted to support innovative ideas… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $3.3 Million Award to Study Antifungal Resistance

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A team of UTHSC researchers in the College of Pharmacy has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for their study of drug-resistance mechanisms of a fungal pathogen responsible for fatal lung infections. Jarrod R. Fortwendel, PhD, associate professor in the College of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, and P.… Read More


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Asbell Leads National Ocular Antibiotic Resistance Study, Publishes in JAMA

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The results of a 10-year ongoing study led by Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI), have been published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology. This surveillance study examines isolates from eye infections across the United… Read More