Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD, and Ashley Harkrider, PhD, of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Receive $417,625 Grant to Study Brain Activity Related to Stuttering

Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD, left, and Ashley Harkrider, PhD, of the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology have received a $417,625 NIH grant to investigate brain activity associated with stuttering.

Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD, left, and Ashley Harkrider, PhD, of the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology have received a $417,625 NIH grant to investigate brain activity associated with stuttering.

Approximately 5 percent of all children stutter for some period of time, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Many recover, but for those who do not, stuttering often progresses and severely impairs communication. [Read more...]

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 and Madison Avenue, across from Health Sciences Park).

On Saturday, April 25, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia, suffered a major earthquake, magnitude 7.8, followed rapidly by a series of more than 60 intense aftershocks. With many villages cut off from help and the government’s lack of rescue equipment, access to food, water and aid are severely hindered. The country has been described as “overwhelmed” and “on a war footing” as it tries to help survivors. The death toll, injuries and property damage continue to mount.

“At times like this, we know the UTHSC community is moved to act and to help in any way we can,” said UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab. “Join us on Wednesday, as we combine our resources to help those in jeopardy from this natural disaster and its aftermath. No donation is too small. Every dollar we raise will make a difference to people in need.”

All proceeds from the fund-raising drive will be donated to the Red Cross. Donations by check should be made payable to the American Red Cross, with Nepal Earthquake Relief written on the memo line. For more information, call (901) 448-1164 or email phouston@uthsc.edu.

Valerie K. Arnold, MD, of UTHSC Inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists

Valerie K. Arnold 2015 American College of Psychiatrists Inductee

Valerie K. Arnold
2015 American College of Psychiatrists Inductee

Valerie K. Arnold MD, FAPA, chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists during its recent ceremony in Huntington Beach, California. [Read more...]

Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS, of the UTHSC College of Dentistry Honored by American Association of Women Dentists

Receives Grant to Test Newly Developed Mouthwash to Prevent Dental Erosion in Women with Eating Disorders

Mojdeh Dehghan

Mojdeh Dehghan

Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was honored by the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) with the 2014 Proctor and Gamble/Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation Research Award. This award is accompanied by a grant designed to support innovative scientific discoveries that will advance new concepts in women’s oral health research and encourage the study of gender differences in oral health care delivery and its practice.

Dr. Dehghan and her colleagues have developed a mouthwash that will prevent dental erosion in patients with eating disorders. The aim of the study is to determine its effectiveness. [Read more...]

UTHSC Graduates 698 Health Care Professionals in May

Rosie Ann Riley (left) will receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UT Health Science Center in May, embarking on her third career, while her daughter, Ivy Lace Riley, will graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Jackson State University.

Rosie Ann Riley (left) will receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UTHSC in May, embarking on her third career, while her daughter, Ivy Lace Riley, will graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Jackson State University.

Former Marine, UTHSC Pharmacy Student Earns Doctorate Same Month That Daughter Earns Bachelor’s Degree

At ceremonies on May 15, 22 and 29, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate a total of 698 health care professionals. [Read more...]