Research Led by Joan C. Han, MD, of UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, May Lead to New and Personalized Treatments for Obesity

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A study led by Joan C. Han, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and founding director of the UT-Le Bonheur Pediatric Obesity Program, may lead to new approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity based on individual… Read More


Promising Trial Results of Drug to treat RSV Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A new antiviral drug, ALS-008176, designed to fight respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has shown potential against RSV infection. The medicine, developed by Alios Biopharma Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, in collaboration with laboratories at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and physicians from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,… Read More


New West Cancer Center Opens, Bringing ‘New Day’ in Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Cancer Care to Mid-South

West Cancer Center Opening

The East Campus location of West Cancer Center is “our chance to reinvent care for the high disease burden that cancer inflicts on our citizens,” David Stern, MD, the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), said Tuesday at… Read More


UT Health Science Center Has Role in Landmark National Blood Pressure Study

Dr. Karen C. Johnson

When researchers released the findings of a national blood pressure study showing that aggressive intervention to lower systolic blood pressure in older adults below conventional standards reduces cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, it wasn’t news to Memphis landscape company owner Joe Pipkin. A five-year participant in the Memphis site of… Read More


Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receive $40 Million Gift

Dr. James  Eason, center, in the  operating room.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) today announced a $40 million gift, the largest single donation in the healthcare system’s nearly 100-year history. The anonymous gift will be used to transform the current Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute (a partnership between MLH and UTHSC)… Read More


Professor Anton Reiner of UTHSC Receives $617,388 Grant for Huntington’s Disease Research

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Huntington’s disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disease, often called Woody Guthrie’s disease, for its most well-known victim. The disease usually becomes apparent around 40 years of age, and ultimately results in destruction of the primary thinking and planning part of the brain, called the cerebral cortex, and also of a… Read More


Photo Exhibition Honors African-American Breast Cancer Survivors; Raises Awareness of Early Detection, Treatment

"If you have it, fight it."  were survivor Corine Bradford's words to the audience as she spoke about her cancer journey.

“If you’ve got it, fight it.” That’s what Corine Bradford had to say about breast cancer when she spoke to the crowd gathered at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for a recent event to raise awareness of the disease among women in the African-American community in Memphis… Read More