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College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes Inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, ARNP-BC, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was among 88 nurse practitioners inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) at a ceremony held recently in San Antonio, Texas. The FAANP recognition is awarded… Read More

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Professors Anton Reiner and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed Receive $418,000 for Huntington’s Disease Research

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A new $418,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will allow Anton Reiner, PhD, and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to research a possible new gene therapy treatment approach for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a… Read More

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Med Student at UTHSC Receives Prestigious International Ethics Fellowship

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Fellowship Uses Conduct of Medical Professionals in Nazi Germany to Discuss Ethics Laura Sherwood, a fourth-year medical student at UTHSC, was chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FAPSE) to participate in an international program that uses the conduct of physicians and other professionals in… Read More

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Drs. Mike McDonald, Francesca-Fang Liao Receive $1 Million to Study Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a $1 million grant to study a genetic therapy that one day may offer a way to slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Mike McDonald, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy… Read More

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UTHSC’s Kristin Hamre, PhD, Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Genetics in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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A researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant to study the role of genetics in fetal alcohol syndrome. Kristin Hamre, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, will receive approximately $1.5 million over… Read More

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Wei Li of UTHSC Receives $1.9 Million to Study New Ways to Target and Weaken Cancer Cells

Wei Li, PhD, a researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $1.91 million grant to study new ways to weaken cancer cells by targeting one of their components called survivin. The grant from the National Institutes of Health will be distributed over five years.… Read More

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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