College of Health Professions at UTHSC Welcomes Students, Alumni and Donors to Renaming Celebration

COHP sealOn Wednesday, August 27, the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will hold two celebrations to commemorate the college’s renaming. [Read more...]

Associate Professor Ae-Kyung Yi of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Arthritis Research

Ae-Kyung Yi PhD

With a newly funded grant from the NIH, Dr. Yi and her research team will be able to develop novel and specific therapeutic approaches to rheumatoid arthritis and other complex autoimmune diseases.

Ae-Kyung Yi, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.6 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Assistant Professor Kristen O’Connell of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Obesity Research

A $1.6 million grant from the NIH will enable Dr. Kristen O’Connell and her research team to identify the changes that high-calorie diets have on the neural circuits that control appetite and food intake.

A $1.6 million grant from the NIH will enable Dr. Kristen O’Connell and her research team to identify the changes that high-calorie diets have on the neural circuits that control appetite and food intake.

Kristen O’Connell, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,607,325 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Five UT Researchers Among Thomson Reuters’ “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

UTHSC's Dr. Karen C. Johnson

Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH

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David Nelson, PhD

Five University of Tennessee researchers, including two from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.

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New Leaders Named for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, Appointed Chair; David Maness, MD, Named Medical Director

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, has been named chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC. David Maness, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UTHSC, is the new medical director for Physician Assistant Studies. [Read more...]

Professor Teresa Waters, PhD, Named Chair for Department of Preventive Medicine in UTHSC College of Medicine

Dr. Teresa Waters

Dr. Teresa Waters

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Teresa Waters, PhD, as the new chair for the Department of Preventive Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine. [Read more...]

Hohmeier Named NACDS Faculty Scholar

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has selected Kenneth C. Hohmeier, PharmD, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy, as one of the 2014-15 NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars. As a NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholar, Dr. Hohmeier will participate in a program focused on community pharmacy-based patient research.

After earning his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Toledo in Ohio, he began his post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) community pharmacy residency training with Kroger Pharmacy and the University of Toledo. Upon completion of his residency year, Dr. Hohmeier began practicing at an independent pharmacy chain in Northern Ohio. After three years, Dr. Hohmeier had built a profitable pharmacy including compounding and medication therapy management services, a disease state management program with a local employer group, and he worked collaboratively with University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.  He also gained appointment as a clinical assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where he taught in both the MTM and pharmacy leadership courses, and provided experiential education instruction to introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience student pharmacists.

In addition to his practice responsibilities, Dr. Hohmeier has also served on several American Pharmacist Association standing committees, and recently served as an elected member of the Ohio Pharmacist Association Board of Trustees. Dr. Hohmeier also has had several publications, including grant-funded research. His research interests include clinical services in the community pharmacy, pharmacy leadership and entrepreneurship, and innovative health care reimbursement models.

Professor Donna K. Hathaway of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Kidney Transplant Medication Research

Dr. Donna Hathaway

Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.” The award will be distributed over a four-year period. [Read more...]