Delta Consortium News

New UTHSC Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute Established to Improve Human Health for Southerners

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have formed the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) to address health inequities in the Southern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the American South represented the largest population growth by region in 2017…

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Inaugural Collaborative Health Disparities Conference Aims to Combat Regional Health Inequities for Southerners

Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at UTHSC, Richard L. Summers, MD, vice chancellor for Research at UMMC, and Laura S. Levy, PhD, vice president for Research at Tulane, the conference was designed to bring together health disparities researchers from UTHSC with those from UMMC and Tulane, allowing them to share their research…

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Two Teams of Multi-State Investigators Chosen as Collaborative Health Disparities Research Award Winners

The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium has chosen two research teams as the 2018 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research winners. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created by leaders within the consortium to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary…

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New Research Center Launched to Fight Health Disparities in the Delta

The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium will be dedicated to improving the health of communities stretching along both sides of the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans as well as the region around Jackson, Mississippi. With high concentrations of poverty and rural areas with low access to health care, the region struggles with high rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. 

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Research teams awarded funding to fight health disparities in the Mississippi Delta

A new consortium backed by Tulane University, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has awarded collaborative research grants to two teams of investigators fighting health disparities in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium…

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Researchers gather to explore solutions to Delta health disparities

Three of the South’s top academic medical centers – Tulane University, University of Mississippi Medical Center and University of Tennessee Health Science Center – came together hoping to translate collaborative research into clinical solutions to eliminate health disparities in the Delta region. UMMC on Thursday, July 19, hosted the inaugural Delta Clinical and Translational Science Health Disparities Conference…

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