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

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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...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Shalini Narayana Receives $677,385 Grant for Parkinson’s Disease Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded Dr. Shalini Narayana a $677,385 grant that will allow her and her research team to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Shalini Narayana, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $677,385 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Dr. Narayana and her research team are testing to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the effectiveness of voice therapy. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s Linda DeBaer, Perinatal Social Work Manager at the Newborn Center, Wins 2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work

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Linda DeBaer, LMSW, received the 2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work from the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.

Linda DeBaer, LMSW, manager of the Department of Perinatal Social Work at the Newborn Center at Regional One Health and a 30-year employee of  the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the  2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work from the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW). According to the NAPSW, the annual award recognizes “a member for outstanding clinical achievement in the field of perinatal social work.” The award was presented to DeBaer during the 2014 NAPSW National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. [Read more...]

Dr. Alessandro Iannaccone Invited to Write Editorial in Lancet to Comment on Phase 1B Trial of Hereditary Retinal Degeneration

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Dr. Alessandro Iannaccone

Despite a tremendous increase in the research efforts and progress to find treatments and cures for hereditary retinal degenerations, therapeutic options able to restore significantly vision remain to date limited. But the scenario is changing. [Read more...]

Hohmeier Named NACDS Faculty Scholar

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has selected Kenneth C. Hohmeier, PharmD, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy, as one of the 2014-15 NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars. As a NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholar, Dr. Hohmeier will participate in a program focused on community pharmacy-based patient research. [Read more...]

Professor Donna Hathaway of UTHSC Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Kidney Transplant Medication Research

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Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, 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), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.” The award will be distributed over a four-year period. [Read more...]