Tag: Zhongjie Sun

UTHSC’s Sun Receives $2.2 from NIH for Epigenetic Study on Arterial Stiffness


In humans, large arteries lose elasticity and thicken with age and other pathological conditions, leading to arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Age-related arterial stiffening affects a large population and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains poorly understood, with no effective intervention. Work being done in the lab of Zhongjie Sun,… Read More

UTHSC, Methodist Collaborate to Build New Cardiovascular Institute


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have successfully recruited three nationally renowned cardiovascular physicians to lead a new cardiovascular institute in Memphis. Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, MD, is the most recent recruit to Memphis. He is the new division chief of Cardiac Surgery in the UTHSC College of Medicine’s Department… Read More

UTHSC Names Zhongjie Sun Chair of the Department of Physiology


Zhongjie Sun, MD, PhD, FAHA, has been named chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and deputy director of the UT-Methodist Cardiovascular Institute. He will assume his new role in April. Dr. Sun comes to UTHSC from the University of Oklahoma College… Read More