Every year more than 11 million children and adults attend camp in the United States, according to the American Camping Association. For Memphis children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities has opened registration for its 13th “All Days Are Happy Days” summer day camp. [Read more...]
Registration Opens for 13th ‘All Days Are Happy Days’ Summer Camp, Targeting Children with ADHD, Organized by UTHSC
Paraquat is a weed killer used extensively in agriculture in the United States and other parts of the world. It is suspected to increase risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.
Byron Jones, PhD, and his research team are using newly awarded funds to investigate individual toxicity to the chemical on certain areas of the brain.
Dr. Jones, a professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2.6 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]
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 Change Through Advocacy, Policy and Practice.” [Read more...]
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 of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology given by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
Dr. Huang was recognized during the opening ceremonies of the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the IADR, which were held in Boston in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. [Read more...]
John Bissler, MD, and his research team study a disease in children and adults called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which predisposes patients to an unusual type of renal tumors. The team aims to use a newly developed model to study whether anti-hypertension drugs already approved for use in children will prevent tumors and the disease.
Dr. Bissler, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $637,501 from theU.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study renal tumor treatment options. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Prevention of TSC Renal Disease,” and will be distributed over three years. [Read more...]
The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which has been managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since July 1, 2014, has been reaccredited by The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The association is the premier organization of physician medical examiners, coroners, medical death investigators and medicolegal system administrators in the United States. [Read more...]
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 and losses are made up during the next period of sleep. This well-documented phenomenon is called REM sleep rebound. [Read more...]
The 2015 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health to Focus on Alcohol Use Disorders and Populations Most at Risk
National and Local Speakers Discuss Genetic Factors in Alcohol Abuse; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Perils of Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol
Alcohol use disorder (AUD), characterized by misuse of alcohol despite negative physical, mental, personal, financial or legal consequences, is a major national public health issue. [Read more...]