Assistant Professor Monica Brown of UTHSC Receives $150,000 Grant Award from National Scleroderma Foundation

A $150,000 grant from the Scleroderma Foundation will allow Dr. Monica Brown and her research team to explore treatment options for the disease. They are using a natural form of vitamin D in their trials.

A $150,000 grant from the Scleroderma Foundation will allow Dr. Monica Brown and her research team to explore treatment options for the disease. They are using a natural form of vitamin D in their trials.

Monica Brown, DO, and her team are researching the effects of a natural form of Vitamin D on scleroderma. Scleroderma is a disease characterized by hardening of the skin and organs due to collagen overproduction and a lack of enzymes to break collagen down. [Read more...]

W. Mark Tucker, DDS, Named 2015 College of Dentistry Outstanding Alumnus

W. Mark Tucker, DDS 2015 College of Dentistry Outstanding Alumnus

W. Mark Tucker, DDS
2015 College of Dentistry Outstanding Alumnus

Tennessee native W. Mark Tucker, DDS, has been selected as the 2015 UTHSC Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Tucker will receive the award at the Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 6, at the Hilton Memphis (939 Ridge Lake Blvd). The luncheon, which starts at 12 p.m., is also the 20th anniversary of the William F. Slagle Dental Meeting, formerly known as the MidSouth Dental Congress. [Read more...]

UT Initials Added to Name of Methodist University Hospital

Beginning this week, the University of Tennessee initials will appear on a Memphis hospital for the first time since 2004, when the UT Bowld Hospital closed its doors. [Read more...]

Gold Humanism Honor Society at UTHSC to Participate in National Solidarity Day on February 13

Excellent patient care remains a top priority for health care professionals who are both established and in the making. On Friday, Feb. 13, about 20 medical students from three University of Tennessee College of Medicine campuses in Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga will participate in National Solidarity Day. [Read more...]

Dr. Teresa Waters, Chair of the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, Leads Study Finding Medicare Penalties Improve Results for Some Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Dr.  Teresa Waters

Dr. Teresa Waters

Medicare penalties implemented in 2008 have made a difference in reducing certain hospital-acquired complications, according to a paper authored by Teresa M. Waters, PhD, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

Prof. Edward Chaum Awarded $999,488 Grant for Ocular Trauma Research

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Significant eye injuries are common in the military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $999,488 from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study the effects of ocular trauma. [Read more...]

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Participating in National Effort to Learn More About Sudden Death in the Young

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of four Tennessee locations participating in the new Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry, a national data collection project to learn more about the reasons for sudden and unexplained deaths of those under the age of 20. [Read more...]

UTHSC Prof. Ryan Yates Receives $15,000 Grant Award from UT Research Foundation

Dr. Ryan Yates

Dr. Ryan Yates

Ryan Yates, PharmD, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the recipient of a $15,000 award from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The award will support a project titled, “Pre-clinical ADMET of JP-153: A Treatment for Retinal Neovascularization.”

Diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the leading causes of blindness. While one affects primarily working-age adults and the other aging adults, both contribute to the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, causing bleeding and scar formation. [Read more...]