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

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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

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

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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

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Wei Li of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million to Study New Ways to Target and Weaken Cancer Cells

Wei Li, PhD, a researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $1.91 million grant to study new ways to weaken cancer cells by targeting one of their components called survivin. The grant from the National Institutes of Health will be distributed over five years.… Read More

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Chad Epps, MD, Named Executive Director of the New $36.7 Million Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center Being Constructed at UTHSC

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Chad Epps, MD, was a high school teacher before he became a physician. As the new executive director of the Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center under construction at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Dr. Epps will combine his expertise as a physician and a teacher to… Read More

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UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department Receives Two Awards for Alumni Magazines in International Competition

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Two magazines produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC have won Hermes Creative Awards. The winter 2016 College of Medicine magazine received a Platinum Award, the highest honor; and the fall 2015 College of Pharmacy magazine received a Gold Award in the publications, magazine category.  Both the College… Read More

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Six Professors Receive UTAA Awards

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Six faculty members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) were honored recently by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA). The awards were presented during the annual banquet of the Student Government Association Executive Council. Ashley W. Harkrider, PhD, College of Health Professions, and James Patrick Ryan,… Read More

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Student Government Association Executive Council Honors Faculty and Student Leaders at Awards Banquet

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A total of 12 UTHSC faculty members were honored with one of the most prestigious awards that can be granted from students to a faculty member, the SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award. The honorees were recognized at this year’s SGAEC Awards Banquet held at the Student Alumni Center on May… Read More

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UTHSC to Graduate 779 New Health Care Professionals this Month

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will graduate 779 new health care professionals at separate ceremonies for each of its six colleges from May 12 through May 27. The 779 graduates include: 123 from the College of Dentistry 77 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences 188 from the… Read More