There is much to celebrate as February comes to a close! This week’s recognitions include: Lab Manager Adrian Gonzalez joins TNI’s Chemistry Expert Committee; Celeste Carruthers is the first woman chosen as Editor-in-Chief of the Economics of Education Review; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and joint faculty member at UT awarded a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation; a 2019-2020 Tennessee Architecture Fellow wins a 2020 national AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award; and Professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences received their AAAS rosette pins at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle. Continue reading
Recognitions, February 12
The first half of February brings; a UTIA student selected to serve as a design team member for National 4-H Congress; student entrepreneurs selected for a national pitch competition; an artist and educator chose to be a 2020 BarberMcMurry Endowed Professor; an architecture student chosen as winner of a holiday design competition.
UT Team Develops Model to Predict Hernia Surgery Recovery Outcomes
Could patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery?
Three researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently developed a predictive model to examine that question.
Rebecca Koszalinski, assistant professor in the College of Nursing; Anahita Khojandi, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering; and Bruce Ramshaw, a physician and adjunct professor in the Haslam College of Business, examined data collected from 102 patients who underwent ventral hernia repair surgery.
Read more about their research at news.utk.edu
Recognitions, December 11
There’s been a lot to celebrate lately! A UT alumna was named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar—UT’s ninth; another student won UT’s very first Mitchell Scholarship; four faculty members received NSF Early Career awards; two faculty were named AAAS fellows; a UT professor is among the most highly cited researchers; the Haslam College of Business MBA program ranked 50th in the nation; two English professors received recognition for their work; and a former Earth and Planetary Sciences professor was posthumously honored with a special journal issue.
Recognitions, October 30
A UT biophysicist has been awarded a $1.84 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute for General Medical Science (NIGMS) to investigate how the 3D folded structure of the human genome reacts to physical stress in health and disease.
The award provides funding to operate Rachel Patton McCord’s lab and research program. McCord is an assistant professor in UT’s Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology.
NIGMS is among the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The MIRA program provides long-term stability—the funding is granted over five years—and allows for flexibility if the direction of a project shifts.
McCord’s project seeks to clarify the role of a chromosome’s structure in its biological response to physical stress, which can inform future disease diagnosis and treatment.