Research Matters is a quarterly newsletter from the Children's Foundation Research Institute.
CFRI researcher, Guoyun Chen, MD, PhD, has been awarded $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to fund his research project, titled "Targeting Siglec-9/E for therapy of sepsis." The funded studies will build on Chen's prior work investigating the function of Siglecs in innate immune and inflammatory responses, with the ultimate aim of identifying novel targets for sepsis therapy.
CFRI recognized for excellence in safety and compliance
CFRI researchers performed exceptionally well in a recently completed safety and compliance inspection. The Office of Research Safety Affairs at UTHSC, who performed the inspection, reported that the laboratories of CFRI researchers are among the most compliant in the university, with less citations noted per Principal Investigator than for any other department inspected.
Black honored for service to American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) recognized Dennis Black, MD, for his contributions as chair of the Council Section on Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition (OMN). More than 15,000 adult and pediatric gastoenterologists recently attended the 2018 Annual Digestive Disease Week meeting in June in Washington, DC sponsored by the AGA.