Video Library

Educational Research Videos

These videos provide a brief introduction to the different offices, units, centers, and institutes that fall under the Office of Research purview. These 3-5 minute presentations are delivered by directors and leaders, explaining the services their offices/units provide, as well as how to reach them for further info.  The Rainmaker will continually grow this library until all areas are covered.  To contact the Rainmaker about scheduling a videoshoot for your office, please fill out this contact form.

The Office of Scientific Writing (4/21/2021)

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

TN-CTSI Intro (4/6/2021)

An introduction to the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI), presented by its Co-Directors, Dr. Karen Johnson and Dr. Michelle Martin.


Operational Strategic Plan for Research (3/31/2021)

An overview of the Operational Strategic Plan for Research, presented by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research

The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2) (3/22/2021)

A brief introduction to the Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2), presented by Dr. Steven Goodman, President & CEO of CTN2, and Phil Cestaro, Executive Director and Treasurer of CTN2.

Introduction to the Clinical Research Center (1/20/2021)

Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is also the Director of the Clinical Research Center at UTHSC. Here he gives an introduction and overview of the Clinical Research Center and its services. Dr. Dagogo-Jack is also the A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research and former president of the American Diabetes Association.

Intro to the Office of Clinical Research (1/12/2021)

Dr. Csaba Kovesdy, MD, FASN, is the Fred Hatch Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology at UTHSC and the Chief of the Nephrology Center at the VA Medical Center. He is also the Director of UTHSC’s Office of Clinical Research, and here gives a brief overview of its function and the services it provides UTHSC researchers.

  • 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: More information can be found on the Office of Research website.  This presentation is open to all faculty, staff, and students.  

  • Webinar Registration Link: 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.