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Dr. Yao Sun Receives $ 1.99 Million NIH Grant for Research in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Yao Sun, MD, PhD sitting at her desk
Dr. Yao Sun

Drs. Yao Sun, MD, PhD, and Lu Lu, MD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a grant totaling $1.99 million for research into Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) as multiple PI. Dr. Sun, a professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in the UTHSC College of Medicine, hopes her work will lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches. Her project is titled, “Genetic Modulation of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Severity.” The funding is from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and will be distributed over four years. Read Full Story

Dr. Guy L. Reed wins 2016 Innovation Award from Inside Memphis Business Magazine

Dr. Reed holding his Inside Memphis Business Magazine framed article
Dr. Guy L. Reed

Dr. Reed, the Lemuel Diggs Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has been recognized as one of four recipients of the 2016 Innovation Awards given by the Inside Memphis Business magazine. The awards are bestowed annually to recognize the best in creative efforts that improve our community and beyond. Dr. Reed has developed TS23, an antibody that inhibits the molecule regulating clot dissolution as a better therapy to dissolve thrombi, which causes strokes and acute cardiovascular disease. Read Full Story

Cardiology Fellows win SSCI Trainee Research Award

cardiology fellows recieveing an award at the Southern Section of the AFMR conference.
Cardiology fellows at the Southern Section of the AFMR conference.

A group of our fellows attended and presented their abstracts at the annual meeting of the Southern Section of the AFMR that was held from February 18-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Bomb receives the Young Investigator Award 2015

Dr. Bomb holding his award with Dr. Reed
Drs. Ritin Bomb and Guy Reed

Dr. Ritin Bomb, Cardiology Fellow at UTHSC Division of Cardiology, has been awarded with the Leonard Share Young Investigator Award in the Clinical Science Category in November 2015. During his cardiology fellowship at UTHSC, Dr. Bomb has presented and published five abstracts. Furthermore, he has published a total of 14 full-lengthed peer-reviewed articles

The NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Program (MSRF)

Cardiology fellows outside the Coleman building
Cardiology Fellows

The MSRF Program introduces students to biomedical research, careers in academic medicine, and provides an excellent opportunity for professional and academic growth. Students are awarded MSRF after a competitive review of their research proposals. Proposed projects are very focused and expected to be completed within two to three months.

Graduation of Categorical/Interventional Cardiology Fellows 2016

fellowship graduates seated with faculty physicians
2016 Graduating Fellows and Faculty

We had a wonderful celebration this year on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the banquet for the Graduation of the Categorical and Interventional Cardiology Fellows. Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates!

Last Published: Oct 2, 2018