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Physical Therapy Department to Host GoBabyGo! Memphis, Bringing Mobility to Children with Special Needs Through Custom-Modified Toy Cars

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Initiative Retrofits Ride-on Toy Cars for Children with Mobility Issues; Promotes Movement, Sociability and Fun Those shiny motorized cars for sale at toy stores are off-limits to some children with mobility issues that prevent them from being able to maneuver them. But on a Saturday in September, a dozen children with… Read More

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UTHSC’s Dr. Meiyun Fan Receives $100,000 to Study Recurrent Form of Breast Cancer

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Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $100,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study an aggressive form of breast cancer known as Basal-Like Breast Cancer, or BLBC. The grant will be distributed over two… Read More

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Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates SUVs to Assist Dentistry Students Traveling to Bristol Clinic

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As the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry continues to expand across the state, so does the travel required for dentistry students on clinical rotations. Thanks to a recent donation of two Nissan Rogue crossover vehicles from Delta Dental of Tennessee, students can now carpool together when… Read More

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Assistant Professor Valeria Vásquez Receives $120,000 Grant for Chronic Pain Research

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $120,000 from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation to study the causes of chronic pain. She will be working in collaboration with Avi Priel,… Read More

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College of Nursing Receives Grant for Two Scholars to Enroll in PhD Programs

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing was among 32 nursing schools in the country to be selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program. Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, FAANP, and Carolyn Graff, PhD, RN, FAAIDD, professor and PhD program director in… Read More

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Fu-Ming Zhou Awarded $1.66 Million to Study Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

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Dopamine is a brain chemical that profoundly affects our brain functions, including motor control, cognition and reward regulation, as seen in Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and drug addiction. Fu-Ming Zhou, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant totaling $1.66 million from the National Institute of… Read More

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UTHSC’s Role in Back-to-School Health Fair Reflects Commitment to Help Community

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The annual Back-to-School Family Affair Event is extremely important to the entire UT Health Science Center family, Pamela Houston, director of the Office of Special Events and Community Affairs at UTHSC, said after the most recent one held last weekend. Sponsored by Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of… Read More