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CORNET Awards

The Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards provide seed money to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based research which will give rise to future extramural funding.

UTHSC Cross-College Collaborations

Stimulate interdisciplinary research across UTHSC college boundaries

2017 Cross-College CORNETs:
CORNET- Clinical:

Stimulate research productivity among UTHSC faculty members who function as clinicians (Physicians, Dentists, Clinical Psychologists, RNs, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Clinical Pharmacists, etc.). Although the main targets are junior, new, or young investigators, established faculty members who are new to research or entering a new field of research will also be considered.

Global Collaborations

Awards for collaborative research in areas of shared interest/strength between UTHSC and our global partners.

UTHSC/Harbin Medical University
UTHSC/West China Hospital- Sichuan University
  • RFA
    • Recipients Selected: 
      1. “Cell Communication Pathways between Cancer and Mesenchymal Stem Cells”
        Junming Yue, PhD (UTHSC); Wenjing Zhang, MD, PhD (UTHSC); Bingmei Zhu, MD, PhD (WCHSU)

      2. “Reconstitution of CD140b (PDGFR) Using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Adipose Tissue-derived Stem Cells Improves Homing Capacity and Protect Against Retinal Tissue Damage”
        Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD (UTHSC); Bingmei Zhu, MD, PhD (WCHSU)

Last Published: Apr 23, 2019