Celebrating Postdoc Appreciation Week with The Research Transformation Story


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 year’s special speaker for their celebration.

Dr. Goodman delivered a virtual presentation that underscored what an exciting and promising time it is to be a researcher at UTHSC. He spoke on the reformation of the research enterprise on the UTHSC campus and across the UT system, telling the behind-the-scenes story of how research grant and contract awards went from $84 to $122 million in just six years.

Well-received and generating much excitement from the audience, “The Transformation of UTHSC Research: A Well Planned and Executed Success Story,” is available for for you to view and share:

  • Researchers, Join us today, Friday, February 12, 2021 at 1:00pm via Zoom for our next Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds seminar series.   This webcast series features successful and engaging scientists who have proven experience in entrepreneurial ventures.  Our speaker this month is Bryan McRae, Ph.D., practicing otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat surgery) and Executive Director (Interim) of the Center for Medical Innovation at the University Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Wall will present on “Surgical Device Development and Entrepreneurship,”  a talk which will highlight CMI’s experience with surgical devices and medical software development, including insights and advice for aspiring faculty inventors in academic health systems. Register for the webinar here: https://utah.zoom.us/j/97465945198 More information can be found on the Office of Research website.  This presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and students.  

  • Webinar Registration Link: https://tennesseehipaa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mUslXBRBQ3S46xIFebLZ3w Please join the UTHSC Office of Research Development for the January 2021 Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds featuring Jonathan Wall, PhD. Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm CT Presenter:  Jonathan Wall, PhD Title: The Road to a Collaborative Corporate-Academic Partnership for Biotechnology  In this webinar, Dr. Wall will describe the process of going from invention disclosure to viable Biotech start-up and the decision processes that have led to an effective, productive corporate-academic collaboration. Jonathan Wall, PhD is a Professor at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Director of the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program, and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN. He is also co-founder and interim Chief Scientific Officer of Attralus Inc., an early phase Biotech company developing diagnostic and therapeutic agents for systemic amyloidosis.  _________________________________________ The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Grand Rounds seminar series is a collaboration among UAMS, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kentucky, University of New Mexico, University of Utah (all Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program institutions), and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.