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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.98 Million for Novel Approach to Diabetes Research

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A team of researchers in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $1.98 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health, for a novel approach to studying diabetes. Darryl Quarles, MD, University of Tennessee… Read More


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Two Teams Awarded 2019 Collaborative Health Disparities Research Awards

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Two teams of multistate investigators have been awarded the 2019 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi… Read More


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M. Dennis Leo, PhD, Awarded $1.9 Million NIH Grant For Diabetic Vascular Disease Research

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded M. Dennis Leo, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1.9 million grant for his project titled “Chloride Channels in Diabetic Vascular Disease.” The study will investigate cellular signaling pathways damaged by diabetes and how they… Read More


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Nichols, Martindale-Adams Awarded $1.3 Million Grant for Veteran Caregiver Interventions

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The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to assist caregivers of veterans who are living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia. Linda Nichols, PhD, FGSA, FSfAA, professor in the… Read More


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UTHSC Announces Record-Breaking $100M In FY19 Research Grants and Contracts

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Steven Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, announced that UTHSC has achieved record growth in research funding. Recently released numbers from the Office of Research show research grants and contract awards for FY19 totaling more than $100 million for the first time in UTHSC history. This number… Read More


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Duane Miller Honored for Lifetime of Research, Due to Receive 100th U.S. Patent

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Duane Miller, PhD, retired from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, but he still comes to work four days a week. Dr. Miller has made research his retirement, because how can you sit at home when you’ve spent your life ferreting out what could lead to next-generation… Read More


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Clinical Trial Led by UTHSC’s Kenneth Ataga, MD, Results in FDA Approval of New Sickle Cell Treatment

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Patients with sickle cell disease will soon have a new treatment option to reduce pain crises caused by obstructed blood flow. The FDA has approved use of the drug crizanlizumab based on the results of a clinical trial led by Kenneth Ataga, MD, Plough Foundation Endowed Chair in Sickle Cell Disease and director of the… Read More


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Karen J. Derefinko Awarded $3.3 Million for Behavioral Research to Help Patients Struggling With Opioid Addiction

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Karen J. Derefinko, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop psychological methods designed to help individuals with opioid use disorder through medication assisted treatment. The United States Department of Health and… Read More