LIVE! Breast Cancer Summit for African-American Women Draws Crowd of More Than 530 to UTHSC

More than 530 women attended the LIVE! breast cancer summit at UTHSC.

More than 530 attended the LIVE! breast cancer summit for African-American women Feb. 7.

Carolyn Whitney and Vivian Chalmers, friends from their school days, stood in the crowded lobby of the Student-Alumni Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Saturday morning, Feb. 7, and gave each other a big hug. [Read more...]

Dr. Teresa Waters, Chair of the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, Leads Study Finding Medicare Penalties Improve Results for Some Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Dr.  Teresa Waters

Dr. Teresa Waters

Medicare penalties implemented in 2008 have made a difference in reducing certain hospital-acquired complications, according to a paper authored by Teresa M. Waters, PhD, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). [Read more...]

UTHSC Asstnt. Prof. Hongsik Cho Awarded $130,808 Grant for Nanosome Osteoarthritis Research

A $130,808 grant award from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation will allow Dr. Hongsik Cho and his research team to develop a drug delivery system using very small packets, called nanosomes, that enclose a drug and a fluorescent dye to repair damaged cartilage.

A $130,808 grant award from the William and Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation will allow Dr. Hongsik Cho and his research team to develop a drug delivery system using very small packets, called nanosomes, that enclose a drug and a fluorescent dye to repair damaged cartilage.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an increasingly large burden on the American health care system. This debilitating condition affects 60 percent of Americans over the age of 60 — the fastest-growing demographic in the nation. [Read more...]

Prof. Edward Chaum Awarded $999,488 Grant for Ocular Trauma Research

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Edward Chaum, MD, PhD

Significant eye injuries are common in the military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, Plough Professor of Retinal Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $999,488 from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study the effects of ocular trauma. [Read more...]

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Participating in National Effort to Learn More About Sudden Death in the Young

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of four Tennessee locations participating in the new Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry, a national data collection project to learn more about the reasons for sudden and unexplained deaths of those under the age of 20. [Read more...]