Two UTHSC Medical Students Awarded Major Research Fellowships

Terrence Terrell Jones

Two students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are among only 66 in the world receiving a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) this year. Second-year medical students Jacob Basham and Terrence Terrell Jones have earned the award for a second consecutive year, which is… Read More


Med Student at UTHSC Receives Prestigious International Ethics Fellowship

Laura Sherwood

Fellowship Uses Conduct of Medical Professionals in Nazi Germany to Discuss Ethics Laura Sherwood, a fourth-year medical student at UTHSC, was chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FAPSE) to participate in an international program that uses the conduct of physicians and other professionals in… Read More


Drs. Mike McDonald, Francesca-Fang Liao Receive $1 Million to Study Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy


Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a $1 million grant to study a genetic therapy that one day may offer a way to slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Mike McDonald, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy… Read More


UTHSC’s Kristin Hamre, PhD, Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Genetics in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


A researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant to study the role of genetics in fetal alcohol syndrome. Kristin Hamre, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, will receive approximately $1.5 million over… Read More


Student Spotlight: Bonnie Barnes Capitalizes On Love of Medicine Through Board of Trustees Involvement


When Bonnie Barnes – then Bonnie Lynch – was accepted to medical school, she knew it would be a great experience. But besides earning her MD, she also had the opportunity to serve as a student representative on the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Both her father, Bruce Lynch,… Read More


Dr. David Stern Cites Community Service; Culture of Excellence in State of the College of Medicine Address


Engagement in the community is central to the College of Medicine at UTHSC, said David Stern, MD, Robert J. Kaplan Executive Dean in his recent State of the College of Medicine address. “If you consider our community – the underserved community that lives all around us – that community presents… Read More