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The Office of Scientific Writing

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An introduction to the Office of Scientific Writing, featuring Kyle Johnson Moore, PhD.

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

CORNET Symposia Return this Fall

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The Office of Research’s CORNET symposia are returning this fall. Based on the ideals of cross-disciplinary team science, the CORNET Awards were created to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team research. CORNET Awards Symposia are held to honor award teams and provide award recipients an opportunity to present their findings and share their discoveries. A variety of collaborations,… Read More

Celebrating Postdoc Appreciation Week with The Research Transformation Story

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Last month, UTHSC joined institutions across the country celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week (9/20-9/24, 2021).  The week was a chance to recognize the significant contributions postdoctoral scholars make to UTHSC research and discovery.  The Postdoctoral Office in the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences invited Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Steve Goodman, to be the… Read More

Welcome, New ORD Director

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The Office of Research would like to update the UTHSC research community of staffing changes in the Office of Research Development (ORD). Lisa Youngentob, who has served as Director of the ORD since it was established in 2015, will be retiring from UTHSC on December 31st of this year. Lisa has done an outstanding job… Read More

The Story Behind the Numbers: How UTHSC Hit Its Record-Breaking Year

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Annual grant and contract awards secured by UTHSC researchers reached record heights in FY21. The Office of Research reported annual grant and contract awards for FY21, which ended June 30, 2021, totaled $121.7 million, a 20.6% increase from last year. Sponsored dollars in FY20 were approximately $100.8 million; the FY21 total is currently $121,700,667.  Roughly… Read More

Hot Topics Returning This Fall

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The Office of Research is excited to announce that the Hot Topics in Research series is returning this fall! Hot Topics in Research is an educational lunch-and-learn series put on by the Office of Research, designed to inform the UTHSC community of opportunities and resources available to them. Since 2016, we’ve had presentations on a variety… Read More

UTHSC Researcher Awarded $3.1 Million

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Toni Whitaker Receives $3.1 Million For UTHSC’s LEND Program The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor’s efforts to improve health outcomes in children with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Toni Whitaker, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and… Read More

UTHSC Team Published in Cell Reports

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Despite thousands of studies, the role obesity plays in cancer risk and outcomes is still not fully understood. Obesity is generally associated with poor survival in cancer patients. Yet it appears to improve the effects of new class of immunotherapy drugs in a number of cancer types, including melanoma, ovarian, and certain lung and kidney cancers.… Read More

Call for Seed Proposals

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Seed Grants Available for UT-ORNL Research The University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) is seeking proposals for its second round of seed grants. All UT faculty and Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are eligible to apply. The deadline for this round of grants is June 28. Over the next five years, UT-ORII plans to… Read More