Ophthalmic Society Honors Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Petros Konofaos

Dr. Petros Konofaos

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has presented its 2014 Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award to Dr. Petros Konofaos for his outstanding contributions to ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a plastic surgeon at UT Medical Group Inc. and an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Surgeon and Assistant Professor Min Yoo of UTHSC Recognized by American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Dr. Min Yoo was recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her research in kidney transplantation.

Dr. Min Yoo was recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her research in kidney transplantation.

Min Yoo, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and a transplant surgeon with the Methodist University Transplant Institute, has been recognized by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) for her research related to pediatric en-bloc kidney transplantation. [Read more...]

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, Tapped as Pediatric Cardiology Chief

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, has been named co-director of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, chief of Cardiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Herb Kosten Foundation Donates for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The UTHSC Pancreatic Cancer Research team: back row, from left Swati Balkrishna, Neeraj Chauhan, Murali M. Yallapu, Rishi K. Gara, Saif Zaman, M. D. Sikander, Sheema Khan, Aditya Ganju, Vaibhav Gandhi, Sonam Kumari and Saini Setua. In center, Meena Jaggi and Subhash Chauhan

The UTHSC Pancreatic Cancer Research team: back row, from left Swati Balkrishna, Neeraj Chauhan, Murali M. Yallapu, Rishi K. Gara, Saif Zaman, M. D. Sikander, Sheema Khan, Aditya Ganju, Vaibhav Gandhi, Sonam Kumari and Saini Setua. In center, Meena Jaggi and Subhash Chauhan.

As a part of its ongoing effort to support pancreatic cancer research, the Herb Kosten Foundation has donated $30,000 to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Professor Subhash Chauhan of UTHSC Receives $562,500 Grant for Prostate Cancer Research

Dr. Subhash Chauhan has received a $562,500 award to study new treatments for metastatic prostate cancer.

Dr. Subhash Chauhan has received a $562,500 award to study new treatments for metastatic prostate cancer.

Subhash Chauhan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a three-year grant totaling $562,500 from the Department of Defense (DOD) to research new therapies for advanced-stage prostate cancer. [Read more...]

UTHSC to Host African-American Women’s Breast Cancer Summit Feb. 7

The “Live! Just As We Are” logo was created to symbolize the beauty and transformative power that women must draw upon to survive and thrive against breast cancer.

The “Live! Just As We Are” logo was created to symbolize the beauty and transformative power that women must draw upon to survive and thrive against breast cancer.

Local Coalition to Welcome 500 Black Women to Feb. 7 Summit

The Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity and the Exposome (RCHDEE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has convened a Breast Cancer Awareness and Action Coalition that includes 11 local and state health care, civic and community organizations. [Read more...]

The First John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment Lectureship Brings Renowned Diabetes Expert to Campus

williams endowment lecture 2

Sisters Beverly Williams-Cleaves, MD, second from left; Ethelyn Williams-Neal, MD, center; and Willie Williams Crittendon, PhD, are shown at the inaugural lectureship they endowed in memory of their parents. Guy Reed, MD, chair of the UTHSC Department of Medicine, is at far left, and featured speaker, James Gavin III, MD, is at right.

The first John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment in Community Diabetes Lectureship earlier this month brought renowned diabetes expert James Gavin III, MD, to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus as the keynote speaker. [Read more...]

Patient Safety Training Series for More Than 200 Area Health Care Workers Uses High-Tech Patient Simulators

As part of its increasing emphasis on interprofessional education, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is bringing together more than 200 students, residents, nurses, physicians and health care workers Oct. 21-23 for a unique, interactive patient safety training series. [Read more...]