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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.

USA Collaborations

Awards for collaborative research in areas of shared interest/strength between UTHSC and other Mid-South universities. Aiming to create a collaborative encompassing each of the six areas of Excellence designated in the Operational Strategic Plan for Research.

UTHSC, Tulane University and University of Mississippi Medical Center- Health Disparities Research:

UTHSC/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Substance Abuse:

UTHSC/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Cancer:

Industry Collaborations

Aims to launch drug discovery programs that are based on new and unique biology of disease that will fill significant unmet medical needs.

This initiative should be viewed as much more than a mechanism for seed money for future funding opportunities – it is a unique opportunity for developing a broad collaborative program in drug discovery that will yield the generation of new intellectual property (IP) and patents, and the establishment of new academic-industry partnerships that could lead to the founding of new companies.

UTHSC/Southern Research- Drug Discovery and Development:

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: Aug 23, 2019