Teresa Waters, Chair of Preventive Medicine,  Receives $749,998 Grant to Study Medicare Penalties for Hospital Readmissions

Teresa Waters, Chair of Preventive Medicine, Receives $749,998 Grant to Study Medicare Penalties for Hospital Readmissions

Almost 20 percent of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals will be readmitted within 30 days, costing the Center for Medicare ...

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Professor Byron Jones Awarded $2.6 Million to Study Toxicity of the Herbicide Paraquat on the Brain

Professor Byron Jones Awarded $2.6 Million to Study Toxicity of the Herbicide Paraquat on the Brain

Paraquat is a weed killer used extensively in agriculture in the United States and other parts of the world. It ...

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Social Workers Ashley Annestedt and Malissa Duckworth of UTHSC to Lead 2015 Conference for the Association for Successful Parenting

Social Workers Ashley Annestedt and Malissa Duckworth of UTHSC to Lead 2015 Conference for the Association for Successful Parenting

The Association for Successful Parenting (TASP) is hosting the seventh biannual A Chance to Parent Conference with this year’s theme, “Promoting ...

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Professor George Huang, DDS, of UTHSC Receives 2015 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology

Professor George Huang, DDS, of UTHSC Receives 2015 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology

George Huang, DDS, director and professor in the Department of Bioscience Research in the College of Dentistry at the University ...

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John Bissler, MD, Receives $637,501 Grant for Renal Tumor Research

John Bissler, MD, Receives $637,501 Grant for Renal Tumor Research

John Bissler, MD, and his research team study a disease in children and adults called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which predisposes ...

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Professor Subimal Datta Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Molecular Processes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Recovery

Professor Subimal Datta Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Molecular Processes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Recovery

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, also known as dreaming sleep, is naturally regulated so that daily amounts are relatively consistent ...

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Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer Publishes Findings on Gene that Inhibits Tumor Growth in Brain Cancer

Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer Publishes Findings on Gene that Inhibits Tumor Growth in Brain Cancer

Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, Muirhead Professor of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee ...

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Associate Professor Mohamad Elabiad Receives $26,818 Grant for Blood Transfusion Research

Associate Professor Mohamad Elabiad Receives $26,818 Grant for Blood Transfusion Research

Small amounts of two heavy metals, lead and mercury, are naturally present in human blood. In adult transfusions these amounts ...

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Tennessee Medical Association Honors Two Doctors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with Outstanding Physician Awards

UT College of Medicine Alumnus Also Honored With Distinguished Service Award

Dr. James Eason

Dr. James Eason

James Eason, MD, FACS, professor and chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and medical director of the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, received an Outstanding Physician Award from the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) at its recent annual convention in Nashville.

The TMA also honored J. Mack Worthington, MD, FAAFP, professor and chair of Family Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine, Chattanooga, with an Outstanding Physician Award. The award is given annually by the TMA House of Delegates to member physicians, who through their illustrious medical careers, make an impression among their colleagues, peers and on the profession of medicine. [Read more...]

Teresa Waters, Chair of Preventive Medicine, Receives $749,998 Grant to Study Medicare Penalties for Hospital Readmissions

A $749,998 grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality will allow Dr. Teresa Waters, pictured with team members Dr. Cameron Kaplan (left) and Dr. Tao Li, to examine the effects of Medicare hospital readmission policies.

A $749,998 grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality will allow Dr. Teresa Waters, pictured with team members Dr. Cameron Kaplan (left) and Dr. Tao Li, to examine the effects of Medicare hospital readmission policies.

Almost 20 percent of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals will be readmitted within 30 days, costing the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) almost $25 billion per year. [Read more...]

Kris Phillips, Associate Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs at UTHSC, Named District III Chair of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Kris Phillips District III Chair Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Kris Phillips
District III Chair
Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Kris Phillips, associate vice chancellor of development and alumni affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been named chair of District III for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He will serve in the position until 2017.

Phillips was installed during CASE’s annual district conference in Orlando, Florida. Nine states comprise District III — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It is the second-largest district in North America. [Read more...]

GTx and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation Enter Into Exclusive License Agreement to Develop SARD Drug Candidate to Treat Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

GTx, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) to develop its proprietary selective androgen receptor degrader (SARD) technology which potentially can degrade and inhibit all forms of androgen receptor (AR), including those resistant to current therapies, to inhibit tumor growth in patients with progressive castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). [Read more...]

Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD, Appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC

Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD

Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD

Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs. Dr. Gonzalez joins UTHSC from the University of North Carolina General Administration, the North Carolina higher education authority, where she served as special advisor to the chief academic officer. As the chief academic officer of UTHSC and its statewide campuses, Dr. Gonzalez will report directly to the chancellor. She is expected to assume her new responsibilities, working from UTHSC’s main campus in Memphis, on July 1. [Read more...]