Research Led by Joan C. Han, MD, of UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, May Lead to New and Personalized Treatments for Obesity

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A study led by Joan C. Han, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and founding director of the UT-Le Bonheur Pediatric Obesity Program, may lead to new approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity based on individual… Read More


Promising Trial Results of Drug to treat RSV Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A new antiviral drug, ALS-008176, designed to fight respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has shown potential against RSV infection. The medicine, developed by Alios Biopharma Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, in collaboration with laboratories at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and physicians from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,… Read More


UT Health Science Center Has Role in Landmark National Blood Pressure Study

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When researchers released the findings of a national blood pressure study showing that aggressive intervention to lower systolic blood pressure in older adults below conventional standards reduces cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, it wasn’t news to Memphis landscape company owner Joe Pipkin. A five-year participant in the Memphis site of… Read More


Professor Anton Reiner of UTHSC Receives $617,388 Grant for Huntington’s Disease Research

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Huntington’s disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disease, often called Woody Guthrie’s disease, for its most well-known victim. The disease usually becomes apparent around 40 years of age, and ultimately results in destruction of the primary thinking and planning part of the brain, called the cerebral cortex, and also of a… Read More


Outpatient Medication Management Program Developed by Dr. Jim Bailey at UTHSC Recognized as a National Innovation Award Winner

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A clinical practice improvement module developed at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was one of five national winners in the inaugural Practice Innovation Challenge sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The UTHSC “SafeMed” module, which is designed to encourage… Read More


Associate Professor Jennifer Martindale-Adams and Professor Linda Nichols of UTHSC Receive Grant for Caregiver Intervention in Tribal Communities

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Today, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announced two faculty members have received a significant grant from the Rx Foundation to assist American Indian and Native Alaskan caregivers. Family caregivers of those with dementia are at risk for depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, increased illness and hospitalization, according to… Read More


Dr. Alex Dopico Awarded $100,000 to Study How Consuming Caffeinated Drinks with Alcohol Affects Arteries in the Brain

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The growing popularity of consuming caffeinated drinks with alcohol has prompted Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to expand the research he has pursued for more than 20 years into the effects of alcohol on the brain. Dr. Dopico, Distinguished Professor and Chair… Read More