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UTHSC’s Brian Peters, PhD, Receives $1.52 Million Grant for Research on Vaginitis Pathogenesis

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Brian M. Peters, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a four-year $1,520,000 grant for his research into the molecular pathways through which Candida albicans, or C. albicans, elicits inflammation during vaginitis. Long… Read More


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UTHSC HIIM Student Among First Cohort of Sponsored Student Ambassadors for National Convention

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Tamika Douglas, a student in the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) Program in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was one of 25 students in the country selected as a student ambassador for the recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) convention and exhibit recently held in… Read More


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UTHSC To Host Annual CPR/AED Event October 30

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UTHSC will host its annual CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course for faculty, students and staff that will teach them how to be successful first responders in the event of heart emergencies. Two classes will be held in the Student-Alumni Center Dining Hall at 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The… Read More


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UTHSC Promotes Community Health at Block Party for Peace

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Colleges of Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy provided health care services during the 13th annual Block Party for Peace last month. Founded by Tennessee Representative Antonio Parkinson, the annual event focuses on peace, community empowerment, education, and living a healthy lifestyle in the North Memphis… Read More


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Melody Waller of UTHSC Selected As A Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professional in Memphis

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Melody Norris Waller, PhD, MSN, RN, has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis. The awards gala celebrates young professionals and awards them for serving in the local community in five foundational areas: Outstanding Citizen, Entrepreneurship, Community Advocacy, Arts and Entertainment, and Education. Dr. Waller joined the… Read More


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Chancellor Says 2017-2018 Very Successful Year for UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center continued its record academic and clinical growth in 2017-2018 and has “turned the corner” in boosting its research enterprise, Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, said Tuesday during his State of the University Address. “It was a very successful transition year,” the chancellor told the faculty and staff gathered… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liao Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Link Between Metabolic Syndromes and Dementia

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, vascular dementia is the second most common dementia type. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More


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Chad Epps, MD, First in Tennessee Selected As Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy

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Chad Epps, MD, executive director of healthcare simulation for the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the first simulation educator and administrator from Tennessee to be selected as a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy. He is among 11 selected for… Read More