Assistant Professor Kazuko Sakata of UTHSC Receives $375,000 Grant for Research on Inflexible Learning

A $375,000 grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Kazuko Sakata and her research team to explore the neural mechanisms of inflexible learning caused by BDNF deficiency.

A $375,000 grant from the NIH will allow Dr. Kazuko Sakata and her research team to explore the neural mechanisms of inflexible learning caused by BDNF deficiency.

Kazuko Sakata, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $375,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Assistant Professor Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Osteoporosis Research

A $1.6 million grant will allow Dr. Susan Miranda to continue her research focusing on the genes regulated by estrogens in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

A $1.6 million grant will allow Dr. Susan Miranda to continue her research focusing on the genes regulated by estrogens in osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

Susan Miranda, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.6 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [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...]

Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, Named Senior Associate Dean and Chair for the New Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at UTHSC

Dr. Clint Snyder

Dr. Clint W. Snyder is the senior associate dean and chair of the new Department of Medical Education.

David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, as the senior associate dean and chair for the new Department of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine. Dr. Snyder joined UTHSC on October 1.

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hosts Open House to Share Campus Master Plan for Growth

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Leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will share the vision for future development of the campus on Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. during a Campus Master Plan Open House for faculty, staff, students, the media and the community.

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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...]

John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, Named Associate Dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, associate dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, associate dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean and professor of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, as the inaugural associate dean of Extramural Affairs, effective immediately. [Read more...]

The Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC Hosts Annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture

The Ridley Medal

The Ridley Medal

On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host its thirteenth annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology. [Read more...]