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UTHSC Researchers Receive UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants


Eleven projects involving researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among 25 awarded One UT Collaboration and Innovation Grants announced today.

The more than two dozen total projects selected received in excess of $1 million in grants. They range across three categories: educate, discover, and connect.

“We wanted to support innovative ideas that create collaborative opportunities and advance the university,” President Randy Boyd said. “The selected grant winners do just that.”

The program, which was open to faculty and staff at all campuses, institutes and extension/field offices, seeks to foster collaboration and innovation in three key areas—student success, research, and outreach and engagement across units, campuses and institutes.

Among projects involving UTHSC researchers are:

  • Structure and Supercomputing for Drug Discovery
  • Detection, Care, and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Reducing Opioid Abuse Among Breast Cancer Patients
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • TRIUMPH—Tennessee Recruitment to Increase Underrepresented Minorities into Professions of Health
  • Determining Patient-Defined Treatment Outcomes in Opioid Use Disorder

Almost 300 proposals were submitted to this one-time grant competition. Through multiple rounds of evaluation, the projects were assessed based on innovation, collaboration, impact and alignment with the UT System Strategic Plan.

To learn more about the projects, including principal investigators and collaborators, please visit: https://president.tennessee.edu/one-ut-grants/.

The UT System Office of Communications and Marketing contributed to this report.