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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 Department 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


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UTHSC Researcher Awarded $4.94 Million to Develop Novel Glaucoma Treatment

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A researcher in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $4.94 million R24 grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of a potential new drug therapy for glaucoma. Monica Jablonski, PhD, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and associate dean of the Postdoctoral Office,… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $2.27 Million for New Breast Cancer Therapy Research

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A research team at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $2.27 million to study a potential next-generation treatment for late-stage breast cancer. Wei Li, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, and Tiffany Seagroves, PhD, professor of Pathology in the UTHSC College… Read More


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Hyo Young Choi To Be Recognized At International Biometric Conference

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Hyo Young Choi, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will be recognized by the International Biometric Conference during the Young Statisticians’ Showcase. During the showcase, Dr. Choi and four other researchers representing each continent of the world will have their work highlighted during a… Read More


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UTHSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Collaborate On Cancer Drug Discovery and Development Research

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will conduct collaborative research with the goal of developing better cancer treatments. Cancer stem cells are inherently resistant to radiation and chemotherapy and are responsible for the majority of cancer relapse cases. The team’s objective… Read More


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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