Construction on the campus of UT Health Science Center in High Gear

Construction on the campus of UT Health Science Center in High Gear

Major construction projects are changing the face of the 103-year-old campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) ...

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Dr. Andrzej Slominski Invited to Write Editorial in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Studies of How Melanoma Fools the Immune System

Dr. Andrzej Slominski Invited to Write Editorial in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Studies of How Melanoma Fools the Immune System

Dr. Andrzej Slominski was invited to write an editorial in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Current approaches to treating ...

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Kennard Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, Honored for Promoting Diversity in Health Care Education

Kennard Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, Honored for Promoting Diversity in Health Care Education

Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science ...

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Second Annual Race for the Summitt Raises Funds, Awareness in Battle Against Alzheimer’s

Second Annual Race for the Summitt Raises Funds, Awareness in Battle Against Alzheimer's

Race for the Summitt participants pound the pavement in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.This year's Race for the Summitt  at ...

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Match Day 2014 Reveals Bright Future for UTHSC Med Students

Match Day 2014 Reveals Bright Future for UTHSC Med Students

Fourth-year medical students  at UTHSC and their families waited anxiously on  Match Day, March 21, to receive the envelopes that ...

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Bernd Meibohm of UTHSC Has Research Findings Published in Nature Medicine Journal

Bernd Meibohm of UTHSC Has Research Findings Published in Nature Medicine Journal

Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at ...

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, Awarded $1.6 Million to Continue Observational Phase of Look AHEAD Study

Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, Awarded $1.6 Million to Continue Observational Phase of Look AHEAD Study

The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney ...

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Two Doctors, One Vision: Dr. Paul Juarez and Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez are Working to End Health Disparities in Memphis.

Two Doctors, One Vision: Dr. Paul Juarez and Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez are Working to End Health Disparities in Memphis.

Paul D. Juarez, PhD, and Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, moved to Memphis from Nashville in April, and have spent the months ...

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Student Philanthropy Week Launched at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Debra Clark signs up at the Bone Marrow Donor Drive, as UTHSC Nursing students Etoshia Butler, Jennifer McClennon and Porshia Mahoro look on. The drive was sponsored by the UTHSC College of Nursing as one of the Student Philanthropy Week activities.

Debra Clark signs up at the Bone Marrow Donor Drive, as UTHSC  Nursing students Etoshia Butler, Jennifer McClennon and Porshia Mahoro look on. The drive is sponsored by the UTHSC Colleges of  Pharmacy and Nursing as one of the Student Philanthropy Week activities.

Nearly 100 students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Memphis campus will join forces for Student Philanthropy Week from April 21-28. Together, students from the UTHSC Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy will lead and participate in free initiatives to serve the health needs of our community every day. [Read more...]

Construction on the campus of UT Health Science Center in High Gear

Bulldozers began taking down vacant buildings on campus in March, including the Beale Building, a former city bus barn built in 1925.

Bulldozers began taking down vacant buildings on campus in March, including the Beale Building, a former city bus barn built in 1925.

Major construction projects are changing the face of the 103-year-old campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) located in the heart of the Medical Center area near downtown Memphis.

A $49 million Translational Science Research Building is set for completion in 2015, obsolete buildings are coming down, and multiple construction and renovation projects worth more than $175 million are in the planning stages or under way.

The construction reflects efforts by the UTHSC administration to raise the profile of the university and draw top-tier students, faculty and researchers to Memphis. It also illustrates the support and willingness of state officials to help finance improvements to enhance Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system. [Read more...]

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Realigns Dental Hygiene Department Under College of Dentistry

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Founded in 1926, the Department of Dental Hygiene at UTHSC is one of the earliest units established in the country to teach dental hygiene.

Anyone who has ever spent time in a dentist’s chair knows the value of a well-trained dental hygienist. Many of Tennessee’s dental hygienists learned their skills in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Allied Health Sciences. Effective July 1, UTHSC Dental Hygiene will be realigned under the UTHSC College of Dentistry, the oldest dental college in the South and the third-oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. [Read more...]

Dr. Andrzej Slominski Invited to Write Editorial in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Studies of How Melanoma Fools the Immune System

 Dr. Andrzej Slominski was invited to write an editorial in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings commenting on papers about current therapies for melanoma.

Dr. Andrzej Slominski was invited to write an editorial in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

 Current approaches to treating melanoma amount to Sisyphean work, Andrzej Slominski, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote in an editorial published in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

“Similar to Sisyphus, it will be problematic to reach the pinnacle where targeted cure is achieved,” wrote Dr. Slominski, who serves as a professor of Pathology and a professor of Medicine at UTHSC. That’s because the immunosuppressant characteristics of melanoma and the diverse characteristics and behaviors of tumor cell populations allow them to overcome the effect of current drugs in most cases. [Read more...]

Kennard Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, Honored for Promoting Diversity in Health Care Education

Dr. Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

 Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the Healthcare Education Award from the Nashville-based Council on Workforce Innovation. [Read more...]