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UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center Brings New Cultural Competency Training to UTHSC Campus Police

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Officers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department will take part in training April 21-23 to help increase cultural competency and recognize biased-based policing to better serve the campus and surrounding area. This new, three-day certification program is offered by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), an agency of the… Read More


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Paper by UTHSC Researcher Examines How Diet of Highly Processed Food Affects Metabolic Outcomes

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A diet involving processed food may affect one’s metabolism more than realized, according to a recently published paper in the scientific journal  Communications Biology by Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Obesity and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Hold Inaugural UTHSC Giving Day April 27

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On Tuesday, April 27, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its first UTHSC Giving Day, a 24-hour campaign to encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to support the university and its current and future health care heroes with gifts of any size. The goal for the inaugural UTHSC Giving Day, led by the Office of Development and Alumni… Read More


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UTHSC’s Toni Whitaker Receives $94,000 Grant to Provide Support for CDC’s “Learn The Signs. Act Early.” Program

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Toni M. Whitaker, MD, professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has received a $94,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of University Centers on… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Awarded $500,000 to Test Mitochondria Therapy to Improve Neuromuscular Function Following Injury

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a $500,000 grant over three years from the Department of Defense to test a novel strategy using mitochondria transplantation therapy for restoration of neuromuscular structure and function after injury. Poor or incomplete muscle repair after an injury delays or prevents normal function and can… Read More


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Jarrod Young Receives Prestigious Certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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Jarrod Young, MBA, BSE, CHSOS-A, interim co-director and simulation operations lead at the UTHSC Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) has received the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist-Advanced™ Credential (CHSOS-A) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Young is among the first cohort of professionals to achieve the distinction. He is also one… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Moves into New Home on Memphis Campus

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After more than 100 years in operation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has moved to a home of its own. As part of the $70 million renovation of the Historic Quadrangle on the UTHSC Memphis campus, the College of Nursing has a dedicated building for faculty, students, and staff, for… Read More


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UTHSC Participating in Statewide Research to Prevent COVID-19 Disparities and Improve Health Outcomes Among Underserved Tennesseans

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are participating in a project to improve COVID-19 health outcomes among underserved Tennesseans. The Tennessee Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities was established in response to the National Institutes of Health nationwide CEAL initiative. The $1 million statewide effort is being led by Meharry Medical… Read More