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UTHSC College of Medicine Dean, Faculty Lauded at Health Care Heroes Awards

David Stern, MD, received the 2016 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence from the Memphis Business Journal.

David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, says he is on a mission “to turn the College of Medicine toward the community.” His efforts were recognized this week when he was… Read More

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UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to Host Pediatric Nephrology Tribute to Dr. Russell W. Chesney

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Serving as chair for more than 23 years of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Russell W. Chesney, MD, worked tirelessly to advance the field of pediatric nephrology. The legacy Dr. Chesney left behind will be honored during… Read More

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College of Dentistry Instructor Combines Art and Science to Help Make Patients Whole

Maddie Singer blends art and science in her work. She is shown with a bust of former Gov. Winfield C. Dunn that she created.

Maddie Singer has a gift for helping others that is both art and science. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center instructor is an anaplastologist, helping disfigured patients by creating remarkably realistic prosthetics that are astounding to behold. Anaplastology is a clinical profession that provides reconstructive and custom prostheses to… Read More

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Dr. Alex Dopico Co-authors New Book Addressing the Role of Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is known for his research in pharmacology and lipid regulation of ion channels in vascular smooth muscle. Dr. Dopico’s research along with those of other top researchers in the… Read More

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry to Unveil Bronze Bust Honoring Alumnus and Former Gov. Winfield Dunn

Sculpture Will Have Prominent Place in Lobby of Namesake Dental Building When the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center needed to raise money to update its building and equipment roughly a decade ago, former Gov. Winfield C. Dunn, a 1955 graduate of the college, stepped… Read More

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Physical Therapy Department to Host GoBabyGo! Memphis, Bringing Mobility to Children with Special Needs Through Custom-Modified Toy Cars

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Initiative Retrofits Ride-on Toy Cars for Children with Mobility Issues; Promotes Movement, Sociability and Fun Those shiny motorized cars for sale at toy stores are off-limits to some children with mobility issues that prevent them from being able to maneuver them. But on a Saturday in September, a dozen children with… Read More

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UTHSC’s Dr. Meiyun Fan Receives $100,000 to Study Recurrent Form of Breast Cancer

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Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $100,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study an aggressive form of breast cancer known as Basal-Like Breast Cancer, or BLBC. The grant will be distributed over two… Read More