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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Joins Youth Leaders at Camp

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Twelve children and four advisers from the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined 490 youth leaders from across the state at the recent 2018 Tennessee Teen Institute (TTI) leadership and prevention camp. The five-day camp was sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency… Read More


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Back to School Family Affair Provides Services For 625 Community Children

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The 30th annual Back to School Family Affair held at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Student-Alumni Center July 14 provided free services to 625 children in the Memphis community. In addition to medical services, screenings and immunizations, participants also received backpacks filled with school supplies. Five hundred of them were donated by UTHSC.… Read More


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Saint Thomas Health, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, and UTHSC Launch Dental Residency Program

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Saint Thomas Health, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are pleased to announce a partnership to launch a new Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program. The program launches this month with the goals of providing greater access to dental care for Nashville communities and providing advanced… Read More


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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