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Dr. Mukta Panda of UT Health Science Center Named Outstanding Educator of Residents and Fellows by the American College of Physicians

Dr. Mukta Panda

Mukta Panda, MD, FACP, assistant dean for Medical Education and Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine at Chattanooga, has been awarded the Outstanding Educator of Residents and Fellows Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The honor will be presented to… Read More

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, Director of the UTHSC Division of Endocrinology, Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetes Prevention Study

Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, FRCP, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has played a major role in the fight against diabetes throughout his career. Dr. Dagogo-Jack, who directs the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, has received a $1.1 million grant… Read More

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Honors Drs. Phil Wenk and Justin Towner With 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards

Phil Wenk, DDS '77

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry Alumni Association will give its 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards, the association’s highest honor, to the chief operating officer of Tennessee’s largest dental insurance company, and to a longtime Memphis periodontist who helped found the association. Philip Wenk, DDS ’77, president… Read More

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Research Team Led by Dr. Jim Bailey Receives $5.2 Million to Study Effectiveness of Text Messaging and Health Coaching in Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations

Dr. Jim Bailey at UTHSC

Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine and director of the Center for Health System Improvement at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, has been approved for a $5.2 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funds, which… Read More

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2016 LIVE! Summit Educates, Supports, Empowers; Spreads Message in the African-American Community about Early Detection and Treatment for Breast Cancer

Alice and Tabitha Foxx

Alice Foxx and her daughter, Tabitha Foxx, say they are so close that where one goes, you’ll find the other. So when Alice got an email about the 2016 LIVE! breast cancer summit for African-American women, she shared it with Tabitha. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 6, the two… Read More

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UT President Joe DiPietro Gives First State of UT Address; System is Strong and Accomplishing More Every Day

UT President Joe DiPietro

The state of the University of Tennessee is as strong as the depth and breadth of its impact, UT President Joe DiPietro said in his first-ever State of the University address Tuesday, February 16. Before a capacity live crowd and hundreds more watching a streaming webcast, DiPietro also declared UT’s… Read More

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Study Led by UTHSC’s Robert W. Williams, PhD, Establishes Link Between DNA and Disease Risk; Lays Groundwork for Precision Medicine

Dr. Robert W. Williams

A more than 15-year study led by Robert W. Williams, PhD,  chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics, establishes the relationship between DNA and disease risk and proves that… Read More

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UTHSC Hosts Summit on Mental Health Approaches to Reduce the High Number of Young People with Behavioral Disorders Who Become Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

Dr. Altha Stewart

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host more than 100 juvenile justice officials, mental health professionals, legislators and community leaders at a conference capping a two-year, statewide study aimed at developing better procedures for helping  young people with behavioral disorders stay out of the juvenile justice system.… Read More