Health Care Heroes Award Winners Reflect UTHSC’s Commitment to Excellence in Health Education, Research and Delivery

Dr. Barrett Haik, director of the UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute, won the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Business Journal.

The 2015 Health Care Heroes Awards bestowed by the Memphis Business Journal are proof that The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is making a difference in Memphis and beyond. Two longtime UTHSC physicians received Health Care Heroes Awards for their work. UTHSC also was well represented among finalists… Read More


Professor Junling Wang Receives $987,562 Grant for Research to Find More Equitable, Effective Medication Therapy Management Eligibility Criteria

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Junling Wang, PhD, a professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $987,562 grant to research more equitable and effective eligibility criteria for medication therapy management for Medicare beneficiaries. The grant was awarded by the National Institute on Aging,… Read More


West Cancer Center Announces Multi-Million Dollar Gift by Jack and Betty Moore for Women’s Cancer Research

West Cancer Center announced today a personal significant gift from Jack and Betty Moore to The University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research, the fundraising arm of West Cancer Center. This generous commitment to the UT/West Institute’s Capital Campaign is in honor of West Clinic’s founder, and the Moores’ brother-in-law,… Read More


UTHSC’s “VETS Campus” Status Well Deserved, Student Military Veterans Say

Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, second from right, receives a certificate designating UTHSC as a "VETS Campus" from Sen. Mark Norris, to his left, and Russ Deaton, interim THEC executive director, far right. They are joined by Dr. Ken Brown, UTHSC executive vice chancellor and COO, far left, Dr. Lori Gonzalez, vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC, and John Drnek, assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services.

First-year medical student Robert Beveridge didn’t need a door prize to tell him he’s a winner. The former Navy Hospital Corpsman from Monticello, Georgia, won a gift for attending a recent ceremony marking the new status for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as a “VETS Campus.” The… Read More


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Stops Landmark SPRINT Study Early for Benefit: Results Show Lower Blood Pressure Target Greatly Reduces Cardiovascular Disease and Deaths in Older Adults

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Investigators at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Contribute to National Study Results When a clinical trial is successful, why stop it early? Because the National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants everyone to know about the benefit of an intervention that works – including… Read More


UTHSC Associate Professor Michio Kurosu Receives $431,000 Grant for Research to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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With more than 20 years of experience as a synthetic and medicinal chemist, Michio Kurosu, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has a long-term interest in identifying new drug targets for bacterial infections… Read More


Professor Audrey Zucker-Levin and Associate Professor Phyllis Richey Receive $1.5 Million Grant to Study Prosthetic Function of Veteran Amputees

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The VALOR Study is the First Funded Research Collaboration Between the UTHSC Colleges of Health Professions and Medicine Professor Audrey Zucker-Levin, PhD, PT, MBA, GCS Emeritus, and Associate Professor Phyllis Richey, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been awarded a $1.5 million grant to study the effectiveness… Read More