Category: Summer

UTHSC/UAMS Substance Abuse Mini-Symposium Encourages Collaboration


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any other year on record. Opioids, primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin, are the main drugs associated with overdose deaths. Deaths from drug overdose… Read More

UTHSC Researcher Heading Superfund Research Center


Hazardous substances at Superfund sites are frequently remediated using thermal processes. These processes produce particulate matter (PM), which can be found as a contaminate in soils or sediments and in air due to emissions from treatment facilities, or dust from additional remediation or containment activities. It is also widely assumed that the environmental and health effects of inhaled PM are due to the… Read More

Improving Institutional Research Core Function


Providing researchers with outstanding research infrastructure that will enhance discovery, productivity and the reputation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) research enterprise has been a primary focus during Dr. Goodman’s first year of service as vice chancellor for Research (VCR). Institutional Core Facilities are a key component of the infrastructure, essential to maintaining… Read More

Addiction: A Comprehensive Approach To Treatment


Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, and chair of the Pharmacology Department at UTHSC has spent more than 20 years researching the effects of addictive drugs, alcohol in particular, on the brain. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as “a primary, chronic disease of the brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these… Read More

New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ansley Stanfill


Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, joined the faculty in March 2016 with a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies through the College of Nursing, and in the Genetics, Genomics and Informatics Department through the College of Medicine. She received her BS in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and… Read More

VA, UTHSC Professor Receives Top National Ranking for Chronic Kidney Disease Research

|, a medical search and content service that enables healthcare consumers to easily identify and research medical experts by condition, expertise, and location, recently named the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system number one worldwide in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) research. Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN, director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program… Read More

Nursing’s Role in Research


Nursing plays many roles in healthcare and the advancement of science. When most individuals think of a nurse, they pictures a bedside nurse in a hospital caring for a patient. This is an important role and a nursing shortage is reaching a critical point for the health in our communities. However, nurses engage in many… Read More

“Raining All Over the World” A Message from Dr. Steven R. Goodman


In late May 2016, I spent 10 days in China on behalf of UTHSC. The first four days were spent in Northern China at Harbin Medical University where I was joined by Dr. Steph Cormier, Dr. Steve Youngentob, and Dr. Weikuan Gu. We met with President Baofeng Yang, Vice President Dianjun Sun and other Harbin Medical University… Read More