Tag: UTHSC Office of Research

UTHSC Team Awarded $1.9 Million to Study Neuronal Activity in Central Taste Regions of the Brain


The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has awarded $1.9 million to John Boughter, PhD, professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), to study the brain circuitry involved in processing novel tastes and foods. Max Fletcher, PhD,… Read More

UTHSC Has Another Record-Breaking Year for Research Grants, Contract Awards


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Office of Research has reported another record-breaking high for grant and contract awards received in a single fiscal year. The final numbers for UTHSC’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 (FY22) show annual grant and contract awards totaled $133 million, a $6.3 million increase from last year’s… Read More

UTHSC Team Receives $2.13 Million National Award to Study Early-Stage Development of the Cerebellum


The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded $2.13 million to a University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) team studying how neural cells that build a functional brain are generated during embryonic and neonatal life. Viktor Chizhikov, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, is the principal investigator. Igor… Read More

UTHSC-Led Team Receives $3.16 Million from National Cancer Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Development


A UTHSC-led team has received $3.16 million from the National Cancer Institute to develop a drug that boosts the immune system response in cancer patients to destroy tumor cells. Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Harriet Van Vleet Endowment Professor in the Department of Physiology, is the lead investigator. Sue Chin Lee, PhD, associate professor in the… Read More

CORNET Awards Provide $100,000 to Two New UTHSC Collaborations


Two research teams at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have been awarded the 2022 UTHSC Collaborative Research Network (CORNET)-Functional Genomics Award. Each team will receive $50,000 to support their novel projects. The CORNET Awards are a competitive intramural grant program funded by the UTHSC Office of Research to promote new lines of… Read More

UTHSC Has Record-Breaking Year Securing $121 Million In Research Grants and Contract Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Office of Research announced that annual research grant and contract awards for FY21, which ended June 30, total more than $121 million, a 20.6% increase from last year. The FY21 research award total is $121,700,667. Roughly half of these funds come from federal sources. The faculty of all… Read More