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The Office of Faculty Affairs & Development in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences provides services to the faculty, academic departments and administration to support and facilitate the mission of The University of Toledo.

Faculty Affairs & Development maintains the faculty databases and personnel records for the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. It also serves as a resource for general faculty affairs issues such as appointment, promotion and tenure processes, questions concerning the Faculty Rules and Regulations, UT policies, benefits and faculty development.

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$2.64 Million NIH Research Grant awarded to the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine

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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded Dr. Bina Joe, Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Director of the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, a major, $2.64 million grant to study the role of gut microbiota in hypertension. 

Dr. Joe pioneered the discovery of the link between gut microbiota and inherited hypertension. Titled “Genetic, Epigenetic and Dietary Salt effects on Microbiota and Hypertension,” the new grant aims to follow up on this pioneering discovery to study the various mechanisms by which gut microbiota contribute to the inheritance and progression of salt-sensitive forms of inherited hypertension.

Other faculty collaborators on this grant from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology are Dr. Matam Vijay-Kumar, associate professor & Director of the UT Microbiome Consortium, and Dr. Ritu Chakravarti, assistant professor.

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Faculty Recognition

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Congratulations to UTCOMLS faculty, who were among 26 UT faculty members recognized in May 2018 for outstanding contributions to University scholarship and creative activity over the past three years.

“Faculty members are raising the profile of The University of Toledo across the breadth of disciplines and programs at UT,” said Dr. Frank Calzonetti, vice president for research. “The excellent work of faculty members in disciplines outside of science and engineering is quite impressive and sometimes goes unnoticed.

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Faculty Recognition 2017

Learn more about the members of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences Faculty that were honored on April 27, 2017 for their dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of the College and the University during the 2016 calendar year.


Last Updated: 7/18/18