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Dr. David Shibata Named Chair of Surgery for the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center

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David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery for the UTHSC Department of Surgery following a national search. In addition, Dr. Shibata will serve as a professor in the department. He will assume his new responsibilities on September 1, relocating to Memphis after 11 years living and… Read More

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Linda Nichols, PhD, Named a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

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For more than 20 years, Linda Nichols, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. The Gerontological Society of America has recognized her efforts by naming her one of its 2015 Fellows. The recognition, the highest class of membership within the society, is an acknowledgement of outstanding continuing work in gerontology, including research, teaching, administration, public… Read More

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Assistant Professor Julio Cordero-Morales Receives $231,000 Grant for Protein Function Research

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Research being performed by Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, focuses on understanding the function of proteins involved in pain perception and blood pressure regulation. With new grant funding, Dr. Cordero-Morales and his research team can further explore the importance of the specific roles of these proteins and their regulatory mechanisms in normal and diseased conditions. Dr. Cordero-Morales, an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $231,000… Read More

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OB/GYN Chair at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga Studying Possible Treatment for Preeclampsia

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In 2008, Beth Frazer was almost 20 weeks into what she thought was a healthy first pregnancy when a routine doctor’s visit detected a problem that sent her to the hospital, cost the lives of the twins she carried and almost took her life. Frazer, who lives in Nashville, was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure that can lead to organ failure, seizures, stroke or death of the mother and baby. Its cause is… Read More

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Dr. Ed Boling, Former UT President, Dies at Age 93

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Dr. Edward J. Boling, president of the University of Tennessee system from 1970 to 1988, died on Thursday at the age of 93. Dr. Boling’s 18 consecutive years as UT president make up the longest recent term of service in the office. Before his appointment as president, Dr. Boling was UT’s vice president for development for nine years. “During his long career at the University of Tennessee, including 18 years as president, Dr. Boling embodied a dedication and devotion to… Read More

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UTHSC Receives Independent University Accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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During its meeting on June 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees approved the accreditation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as a separate university, UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab announced today. UTHSC is now independent from the “Big Orange” conglomerate, which had previously included UTHSC. SACSCOC is the regional body charged with accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. “Big Orange” still consists of UTK… Read More

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Ariste Medical, Co-Founded by Faculty Members of UTHSC, Receives $4.6 Million Investment for Development of Drug-Delivering Device

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Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. But the “open repair” with mesh implantation often required at the site carries a high risk of infection. Ariste Medical, a company founded by faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is working to develop a drug-delivering mesh patch for use at the site of hernia repair to reduce the risk of infection. Ariste Medical, founded in 2007 and located in Memphis,… Read More

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Steven R. Goodman, PhD, Appointed Vice Chancellor for Research at UTHSC

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research. Dr. Goodman arrives at UTHSC from the SUNY (State University of New York) Upstate Medical University where he was the former vice president for Research, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and professor in both the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Pediatrics. As the vice chancellor for Research, Dr. Goodman… Read More