Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Receives Clinician of Distinction Award from American Society of Transplantation

Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Receives Clinician of Distinction Award from American Society of Transplantation

Marie Chisholm-Burns, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health ...

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Associate Professor Francesca-Fang Liao of UTHSC Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Associate Professor Francesca-Fang Liao of UTHSC Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Alzheimer's Disease Research

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative conditions, afflicting more than 4 million Americans each year. The ...

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Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Study Macular Degeneration

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Study Macular Degeneration

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Hamilton ...

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University Distinguished Professor Michael Carter Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

University Distinguished Professor Michael Carter Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has selected Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN, DCC, as the recipient of ...

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UTHSC Alumna Rhea Seddon, MD, Inducted Into the Astronaut Hall of Fame

UTHSC Alumna Rhea Seddon, MD, Inducted Into the Astronaut Hall of Fame

Margaret Rhea Seddon, MD, alumna of the College of Medicine (’73) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), ...

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UTHSC Graduate Research Assistant Sarah Neuner Receives $172,480 Grant for Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Research

UTHSC Graduate Research Assistant Sarah Neuner Receives $172,480 Grant for Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Research

Although gene mutations that cause early onset Alzheimer’s disease have been identified, the vast majority of cases result from what ...

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UTHSC Raises $3,381.42 in Six Hours for Nepal Earthquake Relief

UTHSC Raises $3,381.42 in Six Hours for Nepal Earthquake Relief

Donations for Nepal earthquake relief came in a range of sizes today, from coins and $1 bills to checks for ...

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Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD, and Ashley Harkrider, PhD, of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Receive $417,625 Grant to Study Brain Activity Related to Stuttering

Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD, and Ashley Harkrider, PhD, of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Receive $417,625 Grant to Study Brain Activity Related to Stuttering

Approximately 5 percent of all children stutter for some period of time, according to the National Institute on Deafness and ...

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Associate Professor Francesca-Fang Liao of UTHSC Receives $1.4 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

With the help of a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, Dr. Francesca-Fang Liao and her research team will be able to investigate HSF1, a universal master switch in the brain for stress response, which could be significant to brain function and Alzheimer’s disease.

With the help of a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, Dr. Francesca-Fang Liao and her research team will be able to investigate HSF1, a universal master switch in the brain for stress response, which could be significant to brain function and Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative conditions, afflicting more than 4 million Americans each year. The available FDA-approved drugs only stabilize the conditions. More robust medications are needed to improve the syndrome. Synaptic damage is the earliest sign of AD, which leads to memory loss. Therefore, uncovering novel synaptic mechanisms and identifiable targets for the disease is key for developing effective treatments. With new funding, Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, and her research team plan to do just that. [Read more...]

Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Receives Clinician of Distinction Award from American Society of Transplantation

Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, dean of the College of Pharmacy at UTHSC, center, received the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation (AST). With her are Kenneth Newell, AST immediate past president, and James Allan, AST president.

Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, dean of the College of Pharmacy at UTHSC, center, received the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation (AST). With her at the recent American Transplant Congress are Kenneth Newell, AST immediate past president, left, and James Allan, AST president.

Marie Chisholm-Burns, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation at the recent 2015 American Transplant Congress in Philadelphia.

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Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Study Macular Degeneration

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, professor of retinal diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded a four-year grant totaling $2.4 million from the National Eye Institute as co-principal investigator on innovative research into age-related macular degeneration.

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, professor of retinal diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded a four-year grant totaling $2.4 million from the National Eye Institute as co-principal investigator on innovative research into age-related macular degeneration.

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Foundation Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Hamilton Eye Institute, has a successful history of collaborating with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to battle diseases of the eye. [Read more...]

University Distinguished Professor Michael Carter Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Dr. Michael Carter receives the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Sheila Melander, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, the organization’s president and a former UTHSC professor.

Dr. Michael Carter receives the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Sheila Melander, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, the organization’s president and a former UTHSC professor.

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has selected Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN, DCC, as the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Carter, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the award during the organization’s 41st Annual Meeting recently in Baltimore, Maryland. [Read more...]

UTHSC Alumna Rhea Seddon, MD, Inducted Into the Astronaut Hall of Fame

Margaret Rhea Seddon 2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee 1973 Graduate of the UT College of Medicine in Memphis

Margaret Rhea Seddon
2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee
1973 Graduate of the UT College of Medicine in Memphis

Margaret Rhea Seddon, MD, alumna of the College of Medicine (’73) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is set to be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 30. The public ceremony will be held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

One of NASA’s first female astronauts, Dr. Seddon will join the ranks of well-known space explorers including Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. [Read more...]