The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Begins Outreach to Strengthen Relationships with Area Law Enforcement Agencies

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) is hosting information and training sessions with investigators from local law enforcement agencies as part of a new effort to strengthen relationships with area entities that handle death cases. Detectives from the Bartlett, Collierville and Millington Police Departments are meeting with administrators and staff from the WTRFC today to talk about procedures and practices to improve efficiency in death investigations, said Sean Lester, director of investigations for the WTRFC. A similar session was… Read More


Dr. David Shibata Named Chair of Surgery for the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center

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David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery for the UTHSC Department of Surgery following a national search. In addition, Dr. Shibata will serve as a professor in the department. He will assume his new responsibilities on September 1, relocating to Memphis after 11 years living and… Read More


Matthew Allman Appointed Chair of Physician Assistant Studies in the UTHSC College of Health Professions

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Noma Anderson, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed Matthew Allman, MPAS, PA-C, chair for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Allman is assuming the position vacated by Linda Reed, EdD, PA, the department’s previous chair, who retired on June 30. Joining the UTHSC faculty in November 2012, Allman served as clinical coordinator for the PA Studies program until July 2014, when he became the program director. His appointment… Read More


Linda Nichols, PhD, Named a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

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For more than 20 years, Linda Nichols, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. The Gerontological Society of America has recognized her efforts by naming her one of its 2015 Fellows. The recognition, the highest class of membership within the society, is an acknowledgement of outstanding continuing work in gerontology, including research, teaching, administration, public… Read More


Assistant Professor Julio Cordero-Morales Receives $231,000 Grant for Protein Function Research

Dr. Julio Cordero-Morales

Research being performed by Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, focuses on understanding the function of proteins involved in pain perception and blood pressure regulation. With new grant funding, Dr. Cordero-Morales and his research team can further explore the importance of the specific roles of these proteins and their regulatory mechanisms in normal and diseased conditions. Dr. Cordero-Morales, an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $231,000… Read More


Assistant Professor Jillian McCarthy-Maeder and Professor Emeritus Ilsa Schwarz Receive $1,020,381 Grant for Language and Literacy Outcomes Project

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Grant to Fund 32 Graduate Students – Recruiting Begins in Fall 2015 Jillian McCarthy-Maeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,020,381 from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The funds will support the training of master’s-level students in an area of high national need – literacy and language outcomes for children with severe or complex communication… Read More


Tanara Teal-Tate Named Assistant Director of the Parking Authority for UTHSC

Tanara Teal-Tate

Tanara Teal-Tate has been named as the assistant director of the Parking Authority for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Her duties include taking a leadership and advocacy role with UTHSC Facilities Administration and Campus Police regarding parking lot planning, maintenance, cleaning, signage, enforcement, and management of special events. She is also responsible for reviewing and updating a comprehensive parking plan to meet the needs of all constituencies and making sure it is consistent with the overall campus… Read More


OB/GYN Chair at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga Studying Possible Treatment for Preeclampsia


In 2008, Beth Frazer was almost 20 weeks into what she thought was a healthy first pregnancy when a routine doctor’s visit detected a problem that sent her to the hospital, cost the lives of the twins she carried and almost took her life. Frazer, who lives in Nashville, was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure that can lead to organ failure, seizures, stroke or death of the mother and baby. Its cause is… Read More