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Tennessee General Assembly Members Visit UTGSM Amyloidosis Team

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly visited The University of Tennessee Medical Center for a presentation led by Jonathan Wall, PhD, UTGSM Research Director and Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program Director.

Following a welcome and overview of research at the UT Graduate School of Medicine by Dean Paul Hauptman, Dr. Wall discussed amyloidosis, challenges in accurate diagnosis and assessment of burden of disease, and his team's current "first-in-human" clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of their novel amyloid imaging agent.

Following the presentation, Senator Becky Massey, Senator Richard Briggs, and Representative Gloria Johnson, joined Dr. Wall and Alan Stuckey, Research Leader, for a tour of the medical center's Nuclear Imaging facility.

Dr. Wall said he and his team are grateful for the opportunity to increase public awareness and scientific interest in this rare, disabling and frequently fatal disease and are committed to participating in the development of more efficient methods for diagnosis and treatment.

(Pictured from left): Representative Gloria Johnson, Senator Richard Briggs, Dr. Jonathan Wall, Senator Becky Massey, Alan Stuckey

Posted September 11, 2019

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