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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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Campus Recreation Offers Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

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An interest in an active lifestyle is key to enjoying the outdoors. To help faculty, staff and students enjoy the outdoors, equipment for UTHSC’s Outdoor Recreation program was completely upgraded in 2015, thanks to funding by the Student Government Association Executive Council. Equipment rentals range from tents and backpacks to… Read More

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UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department Receives Two Awards for Alumni Magazines in International Competition

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Two magazines produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC have won Hermes Creative Awards. The winter 2016 College of Medicine magazine received a Platinum Award, the highest honor; and the fall 2015 College of Pharmacy magazine received a Gold Award in the publications, magazine category.  Both the College… Read More

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Student Government Association Executive Council Honors Faculty and Student Leaders at Awards Banquet

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A total of 12 UTHSC faculty members were honored with one of the most prestigious awards that can be granted from students to a faculty member, the SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award. The honorees were recognized at this year’s SGAEC Awards Banquet held at the Student Alumni Center on May… Read More

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UTHSC Shows Civic Pride, School Spirit with RedBall Project

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New York artist Kurt Perschke was smiling as he stood in front of the Student Alumni Center at UTHSC at noon Monday and watched people interact with his work. Perschke is the creator of the RedBall Project, a unique art installation in the form of a 250-pound red, inflated ball that… Read More

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Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO for UT Health Science Center, Honored as International Executive of the Year by Africa in April

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  When the founders of the Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival considered who to name as this year’s International Executive of the Year, the name of Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, rose to the top. “We thought… Read More

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UTHSC’s Teaching and Learning Center Plans Events, Boosts Profile

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The Teaching and Learning Center at UTHSC has ambitious aims: To help teachers teach, and students learn. “We will branch into all areas of teaching and learning here at UTHSC,” said Karen Shader, PhD, who joined UTHSC in January as the center’s associate director. The Teaching and Learning Center will… Read More

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College of Dentistry Opens Clinics; Extends Statewide Reach

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For the College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center, you could call 2015 “the year of the dental clinics, and 2016 “the year of statewide reach.” Last year, the college opened the doors of two dental clinics to serve the working poor in communities at either end of the… Read More