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Research news from the Knoxville and Chattanooga campuses, and the Health Sciences Center

Students present road study to Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

2014-04-16

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 11.34.31 AMA group of UTC civil engineering students took their research out of a lab and into the real world. The group addressed traffic headaches at the intersection of Gunbarrel and East Brained Road, one of the busiest in the city.

Stemming the Summer Reading Setback

2014-04-08

Getting students to read over the summer months isn’t complicated. It simply comes down to improved access and choice.

Student receives Honorable Mention for the Goldwater Scholarship

2014-04-04

Adrianna EderAdrianna Eder has received an Honorable Mention for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate scholarship for students conducting research in the sciences.

Students participate in research at UTC

2014-04-03

research-day-2014-05As Jessica Murray assisted Dr. Gretchen Potts with ongoing research on electronic or e-cigarettes, the undergraduate student said she learned a lot about problem solving and troubleshooting.  She recently presented her Departmental Honors Thesis in chemistry. Murray, a Brock Scholar, wrote in her abstract that the ultimate goal of this research “is to add to the growing amount of knowledge regarding e-cigarette ingredient content, safety, and quality.” UTC Research

Climate Crystal Ball

2014-03-31

An advanced technology provides a glimpse into the future of climate change without the help of clairvoyants.

Six Teams to Compete for $25,000 In Tennessee Venture Challenge

2014-03-31

Six startup companies will vie for $25,000 to help kick-start the commercialization of their ideas in the Tennessee Venture Challenge on Thursday, April 3. The UT Research Foundation will host the inaugural event from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at The Foundry, 747 Worlds Fair Park Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Come learn more about the exciting research and ideas coming out of the university.

UT Study Explains New Twist in Group Cooperation

2014-03-26

A joint study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and the University of Oxford sheds new light on the evolutionary roots of group cooperation. Researchers say that leaders in group-living species may bully their own to get what they want, but they also bully outsiders for the overall betterment of their own group.

A Grave Situation

2014-03-21

Forensic anthropologists are developing new technologies to remotely detect mass graves and unearth evidence of the atrocities buried within.

Chancellor delivers State of the University

2014-03-05

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger called UTC “a vital part of Hamilton County for more than 125 years” and he thanked Chancellor Steve Angle for his leadership.

Chancellor Angle delivers State of the University Address on March 5

2014-02-21

UTC Chancellor Steven R. Angle will deliver “Achieving Excellence—Charting the path to the future” to the community on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 a.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

CHEPS publishes journal

2014-02-07

stock_medical_textbookWith support from the Maclellan Foundation, the UTC College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies (CHEPS) has recently begun publishing the Journal of Adolescent and Family Health (JA&FH).

The right Angle: Chancellor targets student success and community connections

2014-02-03

Before he even had a desk on campus, Chancellor Steven Angle hired a new provost, a new athletics director, and two head basketball coaches—and he hasn’t slowed down since. Angle was named chancellor in March 2013 and assumed the office on July 1.  But he worked with Interim Chancellor Grady Bogue to fill some critical leadership positions during the period before he came to Chattanooga. Angle comes to Chattanooga from

Introduction to Asia Conference: February 18 at the University Center

2014-02-03

asiaThe Sixth Annual Introduction to Asia Conference will be held Tuesday, February 18, 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the UTC University Center Auditorium.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Materials Spirit

2014-01-22

An extraordinary graduate student rises to the challenge of inspiring the next generation of scientific researchers.

School of Nursing focuses on collaborative healthcare

2014-01-15

While much of the nation argues about healthcare, the UTC School of Nursing (UTC SON) is making positive efforts to improve it with a collaborative, interprofessional environment, particularly in the delivery of care to older patients. “The limited number of gerontology nurses nationwide means that it is important for all nurses to be well-prepared to work in collaborative, interprofessional teams to provide patient-centered, safe, and effective care,” says Dr.

C-SPAN to carry two UTC interviews

2014-01-10

Dr. David B. Sachsman, George R. West, Jr. Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs, and Professor of Communication, and Steven Cox, Team Lead of Special Collections and Archives, were recently interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s 2013 Cities Tour.

Non-Prescription Costume Contact Lenses Can Be Hazardous

2013-10-25

Non-Prescription Costume Contact Lenses Can Be Hazardous

Asst. Prof. WenLin Sun Receives Grant for Cocaine Addiction Research

2013-10-25

Assistant Professor WenLin Sun Receives $1.42 Million Grant for Cocaine Addiction Research

Dedication Ceremony for New Kaplan Amonette Dept. of Dermatology

2013-10-25

Dedication Ceremony for New Kaplan Amonette Dept. of Dermatology

UTHSC Begins Vitamin D and Prevention of Diabetes Study

2013-10-21

UTHSC is seeking participants with prediabetes for a new study.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Awards $50,000 in Scholarships

2013-10-21

First Dr. Ed Reed Scholarships Awarded to African-American Students

UT Study: Native-like Brain Processing of Second Language Possible in University Students

2013-10-18

Along with helping students gain a global perspective, study abroad experiences may give college students a particular kind of advantage in learning another language. Research by Harriet Bowden, an assistant professor of Spanish at UT, indicates that native-like brain processing of a second language is possible for university students.

Professor Dagogo-Jack Receives $3.1 Million Prediabetes Research Grant

2013-10-14

Professor Dagogo-Jack Receives $3.1 Million Prediabetes Research Grant

UTHSC Asst Prof Writes Book on Bringing Up Baby Old-Fashioned Way

2013-10-08

New book, “Retro Baby,” published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. UTHSC Assistant Professor

Marko Radic of UTHSC Authors Paper on Immune System Disorders

2013-10-02

Published in the July 16 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Research at UT May Improve Treatment of Acetaminophen Overdose Victims

2013-09-30

Acetaminophen, or Tylenol, is commonly used in the United States to eliminate aches and pains and reduce fever with few side effects. However, the drug is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, and if liver damage is severe enough, the only lifesaving treatment is a liver transplant. A novel method developed at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT helps determine which patients will benefit from transplantation.

College of Dentistry Kicks off Global Health Initiative

2013-09-16

UTHSC Hosts two students from the Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria

Pedi-Flite improves outcomes and reduces costs for pediatric diabetics

2013-09-16

Innovative, cost-effective approach reduces disparities in diabetes care.

College of Dentistry Opens Dedicated Endodontics Clinic

2013-09-11

UTHSC Opens Dentsply Tulsa Endodontics Graduate Clinic

UTHSC and Methodist Hospice Meet Need for Hospice and Palliative Care

2013-09-11

Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program at UTHSC

Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Sept. 20-26

2013-09-10

Event to Raise Funds, Community Profile and Volunteers for 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

College of Dentistry Opens First Dedicated Memphis Endodontics Clinic

2013-09-09

Clinic named in honor of major contributor Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties

UT Methodist Physicians Launches Sept. 1

2013-08-30

UTHSC launches UTMP in partnership with UTMG and Methodist University Hospital

Cheek Signs Letter Urging Obama, Congress to Close Innovation Gap

2013-08-07

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has joined 193 other US university leaders in signing a letter that urges President Barack Obama and members of Congress to close an "innovation deficit" by improving funding for scientific research and education. "At UT, we are doing great research that impacts people's lives—but we could be doing so much more," Cheek said. "Additional funding for research is directly linked to problem solving and job creation."

Five UT Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

2013-04-18

From developing cheap biofuels to determining when people became monogamous, the research of some UT graduate students has gotten a boost from the National Science Foundation. Five students have received 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.

Two UT Scientists to Begin Searching for Potential Habitats for Life on Mars

2012-08-03

NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars Sunday night. Then, the work began for two UT professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet. Linda Kah and Jeffrey Moersch, associate professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, are an integral part of the NASA team working on the rover.

Navy Chooses UT for Large-Scale Contract

2012-07-17

The UT National Defense Business Institute has been awarded the opportunity to participate in a large-scale, multi-year contract with the US Navy. The Navy has identified the institute as a prime contractor for research and development support through SeaPort-e, the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in twenty-two areas including engineering, financial management, and program management.

UT Ranks Highly in Nature Publishing Index

2012-04-13

The University of Tennessee received high marks in the international realm for paper publishing. The prestigious journal, Nature, released its rankings for papers published in 2011 and UT ranked 47th in the world.

UT Symposium to Explore Communication Research

2012-02-24

"Leaping Forward in Communication and Information Research" is the theme of the College of Communication and Information's thirty-fourth annual Research Symposium on February 29 on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.