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Steve Youngentob, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor For Research, to Retire in June

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After seven years of dedicated service as senior associate vice chancellor for Research, Steven L. Youngentob, PhD, has announced plans to retire from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, effective June 30th.

Over the next two months, Dr. Youngentob will work with his replacement, Dr. Wesley Byerly, to ensure a smooth transition. Dr. Byerly joined UTHSC on May 2nd.

Kyle Johnson Receives Medical Writer Certification

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The Office of Research is pleased to announce that Kyle Johnson Moore, PhD, director of Scientific Writing, recently earned her Medical Writer Certified (MWC®) credential. This credential defines the scope of medical writing practice and distinguishes individuals in the field.  The credential is given by the Medical Writing Certification Commission (MWCC) of the American Medical… Read More

Keisling, CDD Receive New National Support

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Bruce Keisling, executive director of the UTHSC Center on Developmental Disabilities (CDD), recently received a new $113,670.00 award from the Department of Health and Human Services. The grant is part of a $150 million federal investment by the Biden administration to expand the public health workforce within the Administration for Community Living’s disability networks. The… Read More

Vice Chancellor Goodman Receives Special Honor and Recognition from International Scientific Journal

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UTHSC Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Steve Goodman, was recently honored for his work as editor in chief of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences. Leadership of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM), which publishes the journal, presented Dr. Goodman with a surprise… Read More

Congrats to Dr. Li and Dr. Lu

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Congrats to Dr. Kui Li, professor in the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, and Dr. Lu Lu, professor in the department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics for their newly funded collaborative grant!  Drs. Li and Lu are multiple PIs on a $423,500 award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for their… Read More

New Cross-College Collaborative Supported with National Award

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We’re celebrating a new cross-college collaborative project that just snagged national funding! The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has awarded $372,680 in support of the study, “Muscle GPRC6A regulation of protein turnover with overload and disuse recovery.”  James Carson, PhD, FACSM, senior associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the… Read More

Congratulations, Drs. Johnson and Kovesdy!

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In recent postings by Expertscape, two UTHSC leaders were ranked among the top 1% of scholars worldwide who have published works in their respective fields over the past 10 years. Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Endowed Professor of Women’s Health and Preventive Medicine at UTHSC and Co-Director of the TN-CTSI, was listed in the top 0.91%… Read More

1st Annual TennIRM Research Symposium

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The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) is presenting their inaugural annual symposium next month. The 1st Annual TennIRM Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  Attendance options are either in-person at the UTHSC Mooney Library, or virtually via zoom. Regardless of the option you choose, registration is required… Read More

New CORNET Milestone Reached

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The Office of Research is celebrating yet another CORNET hit, with a recent $1.15 million NIH award to Wei Li, PhD, UTHSC Distinguished Professor and director of the College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, and Jianxiong Jiang, PhD, associate professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Neurobiology at UTHSC. The two are principal investigators on a project titled “Targeting… Read More

New Dates Announced For Global Scientific Conference Recruited to Memphis by UTHSC, TennIRM

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New Dates Announced For Global Scientific Conference Recruited to Memphis by UTHSC, TennIRM The International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference (IEBMC), a major scientific conference being jointly hosted by University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM), has been rescheduled with an updated speaker lineup. Originally slated for October… Read More