Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), had the findings of his latest research published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading journal for the biomedical sciences. [Read more...]
Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, Awarded $1.6 Million to Continue Observational Phase of Look AHEAD Study
The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), began in 2001 to examine whether weight loss and increased physical activity would prevent cardiovascular events in those with type 2 diabetes. [Read more...]
Two Doctors, One Vision: Dr. Paul Juarez and Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez are Working to End Health Disparities in Memphis.
Paul D. Juarez, PhD, and Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, moved to Memphis from Nashville in April, and have spent the months since then trying to get to know their new home. And while they are reveling in what’s right about their adopted city, they are even more interested in what’s wrong with it.
The couple came to Memphis to set up a new center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to research, measure and document health disparities here. They were recruited by David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine, who charged them with much more than just crunching numbers. [Read more...]
Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, therapies, or preventive measures – are tested in patients to determine if they are safe and effective. Running successful clinical trials requires highly ethical, organized and experienced personnel. One such professional recently joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in a newly created position. [Read more...]
Feb. 1st marks the 55th anniversary of James W. Pate, M.D. as an active faculty member of the College of Medicine. Dr. Pate has participated in many of the dramatic changes in UTCHS and in local and national teaching, training, research, and health care delivery.
He still participates in student and resident conferences and lectures on a regular basis, several times a week. ( He never learned to play golf so this is his favorite past-time.)
UTHSC Researchers Draw National Attention for Findings that Could Lead to Possible Treatment for Those with Most Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disease that affects 2.3 million people worldwide, a number that has gone up 10 percent in the past five years. [Read more...]
CANDLE Study and the Neuroscience Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Partner with The Urban Child Institute for Brain Awareness Event
Astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist Carl Sagan said, “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.” How we set the human brain on the right track in its earliest stages and what that means for human growth and development are the focus of the 2014 Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health. The one-day forum titled, “Early Brain Development and Function: Impact on Social and Health Outcomes,” will be held on Thursday, March 20, at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. [Read more...]
A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and including nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, was published online on December 18, 2013 by JAMA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Barnwell Award Laureate, William C. Cushman, M.D., chief of Preventive Medicine, Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and VA lead consultant on hypertension; professor of Preventive Medicine, Medicine, and Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC), is a member of this panel and coauthor of the report. [Read more...]