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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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Dr. Karen C. Johnson of UTHSC Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Study How Weight Loss and Increased Physical Activity Affect Aging in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a $2.3 million grant to build on earlier studies to determine if lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss through reduced calorie consumption and increased physical activity can meaningfully improve the lives of older individuals with type… Read More

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Inaugural CORNET Awards Ceremony at UTHSC Presents a Total of $422,504 to Nine New Collaborative Research Initiatives

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Nine research grants were announced recently as the 2016 awardees for the inaugural University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards. Based on the ideals of cross-disciplinary team science, the CORNET Awards were created to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team research that crosses not only UTHSC’s Memphis… Read More

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Student Nick Saites Honored for Exceptional Community Service


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For as long as he can remember, UTHSC student Louis “Nick” Saites has had a love for science, research and public service. Now, he is in a position that marries all three, and he’s being honored for pursuing those passions. Involved in many service-oriented organizations, Saites was recently awarded the… Read More

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Anton Reiner, PhD, of UTHSC, Receives $1.35 Million Grant to Study New Treatments to Diminish Visual Deficits After Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Anton Reiner, PhD, professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received $1.35 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the benefits of the drug Raloxifene as a therapy to help… Read More

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UTHSC’s Laura Talbot Continues to Serve Her Country in Research Lab

Laura Talbot considers her research at UTHSC a continuation of her service to her country.

After almost 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, retired Colonel Laura Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN, continues to serve her country in a research lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Talbot is a professor in the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine… Read More

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James H. Beaty Named Chair of UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering for UT Health Science Center

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James H. Beaty, MD, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic, has been named chair of the UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He was also awarded the Harold B. Boyd, MD Professorship… Read More

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Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO for UT Health Science Center, Honored as International Executive of the Year by Africa in April

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  When the founders of the Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival considered who to name as this year’s International Executive of the Year, the name of Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, rose to the top. “We thought… Read More