UTHSC Graduates 698 Health Care Professionals in May

UTHSC Graduates 698 Health Care Professionals in May

Former Marine, UTHSC Pharmacy Student Earns Doctorate Same Month That Daughter Earns Bachelor’s Degree At ceremonies on May 15, 22 and 29, ...

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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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Valerie K. Arnold, MD, of UTHSC Inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists

Valerie K. Arnold 2015 American College of Psychiatrists Inductee

Valerie K. Arnold
2015 American College of Psychiatrists Inductee

Valerie K. Arnold MD, FAPA, chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists during its recent ceremony in Huntington Beach, California. [Read more...]

Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS, of the UTHSC College of Dentistry Honored by American Association of Women Dentists

Receives Grant to Test Newly Developed Mouthwash to Prevent Dental Erosion in Women with Eating Disorders

Mojdeh Dehghan

Mojdeh Dehghan

Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was honored by the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) with the 2014 Proctor and Gamble/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award. This award is accompanied by a grant designed to support innovative scientific discoveries that will advance new concepts in women’s oral health research and encourage the study of gender differences in oral health care delivery and its practice.

Dr. Dehghan and her colleagues have developed a mouthwash that will prevent dental erosion in patients with eating disorders. The aim of the study is to determine its effectiveness. [Read more...]

UTHSC Graduates 698 Health Care Professionals in May

Rosie Ann Riley (left) will receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UT Health Science Center in May, embarking on her third career, while her daughter, Ivy Lace Riley, will graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Jackson State University.

Rosie Ann Riley (left) will receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UTHSC in May, embarking on her third career, while her daughter, Ivy Lace Riley, will graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Jackson State University.

Former Marine, UTHSC Pharmacy Student Earns Doctorate Same Month That Daughter Earns Bachelor’s Degree

At ceremonies on May 15, 22 and 29, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate a total of 698 health care professionals. [Read more...]

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...]