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New UTHSC Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute Established to Improve Human Health for Southerners

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have formed the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) to address health inequities in the Southern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the American South represented the largest population growth by region in 2017. Comprised of 17 states stretching from Texas, Oklahoma, and… Read More


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UTHSC’s Amber Smith, PhD, Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Continue Developing Mathematical Models to Understand Influenza and Secondary Infections

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Amber Smith, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute for the Study of Host – Pathogen Systems at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue to develop mathematical models to understand influenza and bacterial co-infections.… Read More


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James C. Ragain, Jr., DDS, PhD, Named Dean of UTHSC College of Dentistry

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Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, announced that James C. Ragain, Jr., DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD, has been named dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, effective August 1. Dr. Ragain was selected following a national search chaired by Dean of Pharmacy Marie Chisholm-Burns and Vice Chancellor for… Read More


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UTHSC’s Guoyun Chen Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Continue Sepsis Therapy Research

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Generally defined as an inflammatory response to infection, sepsis has a staggering 30-50 percent mortality rate and is responsible for 210,000 deaths annually in the United States. Despite the availability of antibiotics and other forms of therapy, the hospitalization of patients with severe sepsis (also known as septic shock) has increased 49 percent from 2003… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Second-Annual GoBabyGo! Memphis Rodeo July 21

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Alexis Phillips said she spent hours looking for a toy electric ride-in car to give her son, Wyatt, for Christmas, but she could not locate one he could safely use. Fate intervened, she said, when Wyatt’s physical therapist, an alum of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Physical Therapy (PT) Department, introduced her to… Read More


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Valeria Mas Named Director of Transplant Research for the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute

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Valeria Raquel Mas, PhD, has been named Director of Transplant Research for the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute. She will also hold the Transplant Institute Endowed Professorship in Translational Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Mas served as a tenured associate professor of Research Surgery at the University of Virginia, where she directed… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Achieves Top 20 Rank in Research Funding from National Institutes of Health

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now ranked in the top 20 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy of its 141 member institutions. The ranking for research funding, an increase… Read More


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Giuseppe Pizzorno Named Professor and Associate Dean of Research at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga

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Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD, has been named professor and associate dean of Research for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, Chattanooga campus and the first Chief Research Officer for Erlanger Health System. “We were very fortunate to be able to identify and recruit Dr. Giuseppe Pizzorno to serve in dual… Read More