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New Dental Building at UTHSC to be Named for Delta Dental of Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a request from UT Health Science Center to name the new dental building under construction on the Memphis campus, the Delta Dental of Tennessee Building. During its fall meeting, which was held virtually, the board also approved naming the entire grounds of the College of Dentistry, located… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski Receives $100,000 Breast Cancer Research Grant From The Mary Kay Foundation

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Liza Makowski, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology and a research member of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of 10 recipients of $100,000 grants from The Mary Kay Foundation to continue her research into triple negative breast cancer. The cancer research… Read More


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Nursing Magazine: Legacy of Leadership

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The latest issue of the UTHSC College of Nursing Magazine celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and focuses on the legacy of leadership of its alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Stories in this issue highlight the urgency of nurses to lead during the COVID-19 crisis, volunteerism in the community at the start… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Identify Three Drugs As Possible Therapeutics for COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at the University of New Mexico have identified three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Based on virtual and in vitro antiviral screening that began in the earlier months of… Read More


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Master of Science in Pharmacology Program at UTHSC Ranks Fifth In Best Value for Second Year

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For the second year, the Master of Science in Pharmacology Program in the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences has ranked Number 5 of 25 in Best Value according to a listing by BestValueSchools.com. “This is a great honor, indeed,” said Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, Chair of Excellence and professor in the Department of Pharmacology,… Read More


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Paper by UTHSC’s Yan Cui Lab on Equitable Artificial Intelligence for Health Care Published in Nature Communications

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has steadily become a part of our everyday lives. Over the past several years, AI is increasingly being applied to biomedical research and in clinical care, however current methods being used in developing AI for biomedical research and clinical decisions may generate new health care disparities. In the paper published recently in… Read More


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UTHSC Collaborates with the Regeneron Genetics Center To Advance Precision Medicine in the Mid-South

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily provided and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with its partner teaching hospitals. The collaboration is… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Forms New Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Cancer Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has formed the UTHSC Cancer Program, a new comprehensive, multidisciplinary initiative consisting of a group of university faculty clinicians, who will provide cancer care across multiple university-affiliated hospital systems and clinical practice groups in the region. The new program includes physicians in all cancer-related specialties… Read More