Advancing Healthcare

Part of our mission at the University of Tennessee is to change lives through research—and we’re making good on our commitment.
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Combating Everyday Problems with Innovative Solutions

Researchers at the UT Health Science Center are developing breakthrough treatments with the potential to improve the quality of life for Tennesseans and beyond. Monica Jablonski’s extended release, once-daily eye drop effectively delivers medication to slow the progression of glaucoma in the more than 3 million Americans affected by the disease.

Monica Jablonski
Monica Jablonski

Meanwhile, Mojdeh Dehghan’s multi-layer lollipop has been proven effective at neutralizing acid and rehardening tooth enamel in patients with eating disorders, acid reflux, morning sickness and migraines as well as cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

Everywhere you look, UT is changing lives through research.

Mojdeh Dehghan speaking at a podium
Mojdeh Dehghan