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Richey and Singhal Awarded $1.9 Million To Study Orthosis Effectiveness in Veterans

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Researchers Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy and Pediatrics, and Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), were recently awarded $1,998,325 to study the effectiveness of a new robotic exoskeletal technology for use by military… Read More


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Todd Named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

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Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named interim associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The position will directly report to Lori Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs at UTHSC. In this role, she will provide executive leadership for and oversee… Read More


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Relative Caregiver Program Welcomes 100 Caregivers for Hearts of Gold Event

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On February 9, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted its annual Hearts of Gold event. A total of 100 caregivers participated in the event, which was held in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center. The event is designed to promote positive social interaction and to honor… Read More


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Fast Action by UT Mobile Stroke Unit Saves Alabama Man’s Life

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Seventy-three-year-old Gerald Sandlin was sitting up and smiling in a hospital bed in Memphis Thursday, happy to be alive just two days after he suffered a stroke on a Delta flight bound for Atlanta. Fast action by the staff of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit and the physicians at Methodist… Read More


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Almost 600 Women Attend 2018 Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit

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Almost 600 women gathered earlier this month for the fourth Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit, presented this year by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC). The annual event was conceived to educate African-American women about breast cancer and to encourage preventive measures to promote early detection, which often leads to a cure. The summit was… Read More


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Roland Cruickshank Named President of Methodist University Hospital

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Roland Cruickshank, a dynamic and talented leader with more than 20 years of experience in health care administration, has been named the new president for Methodist University Hospital (MUH). He is currently president of Vintage Hospital Northwest Houston, which is part of the CHI St. Luke’s Health System. Cruickshank served five years as vice president… Read More


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UTHSC Names Zhongjie Sun Chair of the Department of Physiology

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Zhongjie Sun, MD, PhD, FAHA, has been named chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and deputy director of the UT-Methodist Cardiovascular Institute. He will assume his new role in April. Dr. Sun comes to UTHSC from the University of Oklahoma College… Read More


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UTHSC Helps ‘Lost Boy’ Find a Home

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A civil war in Southern Sudan forced Deng Maluk to flee his home in 1987. He was 8 years old and alone. Maluk, now an alumnus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, returned home last year for the first time since he was a boy. After 18 hours on a plane, an overnight… Read More