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New Drug Discovery Collaboration Targets New Treatments Against Diseases

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Southern Research (SR) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have formed a partnership to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs that address unmet medical needs. The collaborative program links the drug discovery and development expertise of Birmingham-based Southern Research with UTHSC’s four-campus research network, which was involved in sponsored… Read More


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Krukowski Awarded $3.3 Million to Study Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

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  Although quitting smoking leads to significant improvements in health, most people gain about 10 pounds when they quit smoking, which is a deterrant for some people. Ideally there should be treatment “packages” that would not require people to choose between quitting smoking and gaining weight. Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, associate professor in the Department of… Read More


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UTHSC and UAMS Announce Second Collaborative Award Winners for Cancer Research

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Four research teams have just been announced as the 2017 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/ University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. This is the second CORNET funding opportunity established between the two institutions. The UTHSC/UAMS CORNET Awards in Cancer are designed to… Read More


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$1.3 Million Granted to Helena Parfenova, PhD, to Study Damaging Seizure-Activated Mechanisms in Newborn Brains

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, was recently granted a $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parfenova is studying the underlying mechanisms and functional consequences of glial cell, or astrocyte, injury caused by seizures in the neonatal… Read More


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Dale Granted $3.9 Million to Develop Universal Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infection Vaccine

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James B. Dale, MD, Gene H. Stollerman Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), recently received a $3,942,923 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for his project titled “Structure-Based… Read More


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CORNET Awards at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Grants $300,000 to New Collaborative Research Projects

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  Six research teams were recently announced as the 2017 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards. Based on the ideals of cross-disciplinary team science, the CORNET Awards provide winning groups with seed money to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based research, which will give rise to future extramural… Read More


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George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor Gadiparthi N. Rao of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives More Than $6 Million in Grant Renewals from National Institutes of Health Over 10-Month Span

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  As one of the leading scientists in the world in the field of cardiovascular biology, Gadiparthi N. Rao, PhD, is understandably busy. The George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), he has had four grants renewed by… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Student Named to Prestigious Medical Research Fellows Program of Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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The summer before he started medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, Spencer Richardson was already on the path toward his goal of becoming a physician-scientist. As a participant in the Pediatric Oncology Education Program for undergraduates and medical students at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Richardson was assigned to… Read More