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Med Student Learns About Surgery in Space


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Shea Harrison, a fourth-year College of Medicine student at UT Health Science Center, can offer an interesting perspective on her chosen field. Through a research effort spearheaded by George Pantalos, PhD, a professor of surgery and bioengineering at the University of Louisville, Harrison is learning about surgery during space missions.… Read More

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Minority High School Students Come to UTHSC Aug. 27 to Learn About Careers in Health Care

Dr. Christina Rosenthal speaks at a previous D.D.S. Symposium.

Christina Rosenthal, DDS, MPH, knows firsthand how hard it can be for a minority student from a disadvantaged background to consider a career in health care. Dr. Rosenthal came from a low-income background in North Memphis, and graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More

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UTHSC College of Medicine Dean, Faculty Lauded at Health Care Heroes Awards

David Stern, MD, received the 2016 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence from the Memphis Business Journal.

David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, says he is on a mission “to turn the College of Medicine toward the community.” His efforts were recognized this week when he was… Read More

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UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to Host Pediatric Nephrology Tribute to Dr. Russell W. Chesney

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Serving as chair for more than 23 years of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Russell W. Chesney, MD, worked tirelessly to advance the field of pediatric nephrology. The legacy Dr. Chesney left behind will be honored during… Read More

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College of Dentistry Instructor Combines Art and Science to Help Make Patients Whole

Maddie Singer blends art and science in her work. She is shown with a bust of former Gov. Winfield C. Dunn that she created.

Maddie Singer has a gift for helping others that is both art and science. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center instructor is an anaplastologist, helping disfigured patients by creating remarkably realistic prosthetics that are astounding to behold. Anaplastology is a clinical profession that provides reconstructive and custom prostheses to… Read More

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Dr. Alex Dopico Co-authors New Book Addressing the Role of Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is known for his research in pharmacology and lipid regulation of ion channels in vascular smooth muscle. Dr. Dopico’s research along with those of other top researchers in the… Read More

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Former Tennessee Governor Winfield C. Dunn Lauded as a ‘Key Mover’ in Growth of UTHSC College of Dentistry

UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab thanked former Gov. Dunn for his contributions to the College of Dentistry and the university.

Former Tennessee Gov. Winfield C. Dunn has been “one of the key movers in the bricks and mortar, and truly, the transformation of this college from a good dental college to one of the best dental colleges in the United States,” Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, said during a ceremony… Read More