UT Health Science Center Holds Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Drive April 29

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are set to raise funds for Nepal earthquake relief on Wednesday, April 29. UTHSC will collect donations from all members of the Memphis Medical Center community and greater Memphis who wish to donate. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., UTHSC team members will accept donations of cash and checks in the lobby of the General Education Building, located at 8 S. Dunlap Street (southeast corner of Dunlap… Read More


Social Workers Ashley Annestedt and Malissa Duckworth of UTHSC to Lead 2015 Conference for the Association for Successful Parenting


The Association for Successful Parenting (TASP) is hosting the seventh biannual A Chance to Parent Conference with this year’s theme, “Promoting Change Through Advocacy, Policy and Practice.” The international event will be held Oct. 11 and 12 in Memphis, Tennessee. Ashley Annestedt, LCSW, and Malissa Duckworth, LCSW, social workers at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been asked to lead the event. Expected to attract 150 to 200 participants,… Read More


2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler Draws Record Crowd

The 2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler to raise money for the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer’s disease research drew the biggest crowd in the race’s three-year history. Founder Jennifer Reed Beavers, PharmD  Candidate, Class of 2015, said 429 people registered for the race that was held on March 21 on the UTHSC campus. The annual fundraiser is hosted by the UTHSC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).


Minority Students Given Keys to Future Success at UTHSC Mentoring Symposium


“Why cluck with the chickens when you can be soaring with the eagles,” Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, director of the Department of Endocrinology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), told 150 minority high school and college students invited to campus on March 26 and 27 for the second annual Dr. M. Alfred Haynes Mentoring and Advising Students for Success (MASS) Symposium. Dr. Dagogo-Jack, who was recently named 2015 president Medicine & Science by the American Diabetes Association, was… Read More


Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer Publishes Findings on Gene that Inhibits Tumor Growth in Brain Cancer


Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, Muirhead Professor of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal author of a paper published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry that describes a little-known gene that could hold a key to future treatment of glioma, or brain cancer. Dr. Pfeffer and his research team identified the gene FBXO11, which acts as a tumor suppressor. “No one had shown clearly how FBXO11 functions, and… Read More


Program Designed by UTHSC Medical Students Instructs Area High School Students about Sexually Transmitted Infections


Student-2-Student Memphis Aims to Reduce Infection Rates Among Area Youth Medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are going back to high school to help make Shelby County teens healthier. Eighty-five first- through fourth-year medical students are participating in the Student-2-Student Memphis Program developed at UTHSC. The program designed by UTHSC medical students takes information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to high school classrooms in the Shelby County Schools system, offers the teens an opportunity to… Read More


UT Brand Added to Largest Hospital in Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare System

The bright orange UT logo unveiled Wednesday, Feb. 25, on exterior signage at the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system is a striking symbol of a successful partnership that started more than a decade ago and continues to grow.