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Tennessee Smiles Oral Health Outreach Initiative at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Screens More Than 400 People in Past 12 Months

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Tennessee Smiles, a grassroots oral health outreach initiative at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is continuing its efforts to provide community dental services and educate adults and children on oral health care. The program, operated through the UTHSC College of Dentistry, provided dental screenings at churches, elementary schools and… Read More

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Streptococcus Vaccine Developed by UTHSC Professor of Medicine James B. Dale to Begin Clinical Trial

James B. Dale, M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, and Gene H. Stollerman, M.D., Endowed Professor in Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Research Scientist at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, invented StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent group A streptococcal (GAS) infections. The main objective of the Phase l clinical trial, being conducted in Canada, is to demonstrate that the novel vaccine is safe and well tolerated in humans.

The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT), a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) located at the University of Saskatchewan, and Vaxent in Memphis, Tennessee, are pleased to announce the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of StreptAnova®, a vaccine designed to prevent Group A streptococcal (GAS)… Read More

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Associate Professor Diane Pace Named an Outstanding Professor of Women’s Health Nursing by NursePractitionerSchools.com

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Diane Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, CCD, FAANP, associate professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been recognized as one of 20 Outstanding Professors of Women’s Health Nursing by NursePractitionerSchools.com. According to… Read More

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UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity Announces Six Grant Awards Totaling $402,000

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The UT Institute for Research, Innovation, Synergy and Health Equity (iRISE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program. Six UTHSC researchers were chosen out of a competitive field of 28 submissions. The… Read More

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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetic Retinopathy Research

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has long been interested in the causes and effects of diabetic retinopathy – his father and grandfather suffered from diabetes and resulting vision loss. As a result, Dr. Gangaraju, who came to UTHSC… Read More

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Receives Prestigious Health Services Research Award

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The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Recognizes Her for Research Contributions Affecting Patient Outcomes Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Paul R. Dawson Award from the American Association of Colleges… Read More

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

Administrators and staff of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center recently met with investigators from the Germantown Police Department as part of the center’s outreach and education efforts.

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… Read More