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Faculty & Staff Honors

East Tennessee Funded to Research Novel Treatment for Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Jonathan Peterson, in the department of health sciences, at the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health has received a Research Development Grant to explore the potential role of C1q TNF-Related Protein 3 (CTRP3) as a therapeutic target to treat or prevent alcoholic fatty liver disease. Cirrhosis of the liver is one of the leading causes of death in the United States with approximately half of all cases attributed to alcoholic fatty liver disease.