Assistant Professor Kristen O’Connell of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Obesity Research

A $1.6 million grant from the NIH will enable Dr. Kristen O’Connell and her research team to identify the changes that high-calorie diets have on the neural circuits that control appetite and food intake.

A $1.6 million grant from the NIH will enable Dr. Kristen O’Connell and her research team to identify the changes that high-calorie diets have on the neural circuits that control appetite and food intake.

Kristen O’Connell, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,607,325 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. [Read more...]

Five UT Researchers Among Thomson Reuters’ “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

UTHSC's Dr. Karen C. Johnson

Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH

UTHSC's Dr. David Nelson 2

David Nelson, PhD

Five University of Tennessee researchers, including two from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.

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New Leaders Named for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, Appointed Chair; David Maness, MD, Named Medical Director

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, has been named chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC. David Maness, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UTHSC, is the new medical director for Physician Assistant Studies. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s Dr. Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO, Addresses World Korean Medical Organization on Pharmaceutical Safety Issues

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, second from left, was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting.

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, second from left, was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York.

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York City, addressing the issue of pharmaceutical supply chain safety. His participation in the international health care convention reflects UTHSC’s growing presence on the national and international pharmaceutical stage, as the university prepares to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus.

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Professor Teresa Waters, PhD, Named Chair for Department of Preventive Medicine in UTHSC College of Medicine

Dr. Teresa Waters

Dr. Teresa Waters

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Teresa Waters, PhD, as the new chair for the Department of Preventive Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine. [Read more...]

Professor Donna K. Hathaway of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Kidney Transplant Medication Research

Dr. Donna Hathaway

Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.” The award will be distributed over a four-year period. [Read more...]

UTHSC College of Medicine Honors Four with 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Awards

The four physicians who will receive the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Awards from the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Aug. 14 have excelled in clinical practice, teaching and community service. Two internal medicine specialists, a pediatric allergist/immunologist and a pediatrician, the outstanding physicians will be honored when graduates of the UTHSC College of Medicine gather in Memphis for the annual College of Medicine Alumni Weekend August 14-16. [Read more...]

UTHSC Assistant Professor Kazuko Sakata, PhD, Receives $147,500 Grant to Study Anti-Depressive Effects of Enriched Environments Early in Life

Dr. Kazuko Sakata

Dr. Kazuko Sakata

An enriched environment that includes exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation has been proven to help prevent or reverse depression. But it’s not clear exactly when in life an enriched environment has the most anti-depressive effect. [Read more...]