College of Pharmacy No. 23 in NIH Funding
The UTHSC College of Pharmacy is ranked 23rd nationally in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The ranking for federal fiscal year 2016 is a dramatic increase from the College of Pharmacy’s past five-year ranking in the mid-30s. The rise in NIH funding reflects a strategic effort over several years by the college to develop its research enterprise in support of and along with excellence in academic programs. https://news.uthsc.edu/college-of-pharmacy-at-uthsc-rises-to-number-23-in-annual-research-funding-from-nih/
UT Institute of Agriculture Develops Resources on Mitigating a Pesticide Problem
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is taking steps to mitigate the risk of drift of herbicides containing dicamba, a weed-killing chemical found to drift from fields where it was sprayed. UTIA experts developed an array of informational and educational resources for growers and users of dicamba.
Medical Device Developer Arkis BioSciences Becomes Second Cherokee Farm Tenant
High-tech medical device company Arkis BioSciences, founded and run by a UT Knoxville alumnus, opened a new, state-of-the-art facility at Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, the University’s research and development park. The company already has brought more than $6 million in investments and employment opportunities to the region.
Agriculture is Good for Honey Bees, UTIA Scientists Say
In their “Agricultural Landscape and Pesticide Effects on Honey Bee Biological Traits” research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, UTIA scientists suggest a positive relationship between agricultural production and honey bees.
UTC Researcher Goes Inside the Minds of Marathoners
For many runners, completing a marathon is a life-changing accomplishment. But what happens during the race that makes finishing it so monumental? Can managing mental as well as physical energy during an endurance race make it easier to finish such a physical feat?
Drew Bailey, a UC Foundation assistant professor of health and human performance, decided to find out.
UT Martin Contributes to International Biological Database
UT Martin joined eight other Tennessee institutions in the Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections, which is digitizing collected plant samples throughout the Southeast for domestic and international research. Participating means specimens in UT Martin’s herbarium are part of an online database along with specimens from throughout the United States, China and Great Britain.
UTIA Researchers Develop Disease-Resistant Dogwood
Appalachian Spring is not only a hybrid Dogwood tree variety developed by UT plant scientists to resist the fatal fungal disease dogwood anthracnose, it’s considered the standard-bearer for anthracnose resistance.