Stacey Patterson presents the award checks to the 2016 Innovation Driver award winners, Suresh Babu and Ky Pohler
Stacey Patterson presents the award checks to the 2016 Innovation Driver award winners, Suresh Babu and Ky Pohler

2016 UTRF Innovation Award Ceremony Honors UT Researchers

The UT Research Foundation (UTRF) recognized dozens of University of Tennessee researchers for their discoveries and commercialization efforts made within the last year at the 2016 Innovation Awards Ceremony, held December 2 in Knoxville.

Research

Steven Goodman
Vice Chancellor for Research Steven R. Goodman

UTHSC Awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to Fund Innovative Proof-of-Concept Center

The funding will help connect innovative medical researchers and their technologies to business and entrepreneurial expertise via a partnership with Memphis Bioworks. It will also support collaborative efforts with the UT Research Foundation with the goal of offering novel solutions for regional health challenges, and contribute to job creation and economic development in the region and state.

Research

Doctor Daniel Sumrok
Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has decades of knowledge and experience in treating the devastating consequences of substance abuse.
Photo by Jane Pate, UTHSC

UTHSC’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence in the Country

The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, providing clinical treatment services across all demographics. The center is also training physicians to offer alternate forms of pain therapy to avoid over-prescription of opioids.

Outreach