UTHSC News


Statewide Biomedical and Clinical Research Collaborative Awards Granted

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A systemwide collaborative grant program led by the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine in Knoxville is supporting research and scholarly activities to pursue discoveries addressing health issues across Tennessee and beyond. The program will fund six awards totaling more than $450,000 to support teams of clinicians, faculty, and researchers from across the state… Read More


Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Chosen for College of Nursing

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Assistant Professor Christie Manasco, PhD, RN, CNE, has been named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the UT Health Science Center College of Nursing, effective July 1, 2024. In her position as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Manasco will report directly to College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP. Her… Read More


College of Pharmacy Spearheads Battle Against Fungal Pathogens at Annual Conference

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Unseen, deadly, and ubiquitous fungal pathogens pose an increasingly serious threat to global health, particularly among immunocompromised patients. These pathogens evolve rapidly, often quickly developing resistance to antifungal drugs, reducing the effectiveness of available treatments. With the rise in immunosuppressive therapies and the increasing incidence and geographic spread of fungal infections aided by global climate… Read More


Parfenova, Pourcyrous Awarded $2.5 Million to Study Neonatal Cerebral Vascular Disease Pathology

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded $2.5 million to a research team at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for a project aimed at finding new ways to treat brain damage caused by lack of oxygen at birth. Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology, is principal investigator… Read More


National Institutes of Health Grant Could Mean Progress Toward Improved Outcomes for Stroke Patients

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The Associate Dean of Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a two-year, $421,188 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve cognitive screening in people who suffer from a devastating type of stroke called aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Professor Ansley Stanfill, PhD, RN, FAAN, has… Read More


UT Health Science Center Clinical Faculty Have Strong Presence Among 2024 Health Care Heroes Finalists

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The list of the 2024 Health Care Heroes finalists released this week by the Memphis Business Journal underscores the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s extensive clinical impact in the Memphis community. Of the 26 finalists, 17 are associated in some manner with UT Health Science Center. “The UT Health Science Center has an abundance of… Read More


Nursing Associate Professor Passionate About Caring for Those in Need Here and Abroad

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Some might call family nurse practitioner Laura Reed, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, a woman on a mission. She recently returned from a weeklong mission trip to Honduras, her sixth such trip in eight years. She made all these trips with her church in Southaven, Mississippi; the other five were to El Salvador. In Honduras, Dr.… Read More


Dental Hygiene Alumnus Proud of Profession, Grateful for Doors it Opened

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A Master of Dental Hygiene degree has been a ticket to see the world for UT Health Science Center College of Dentistry alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Demario Walls.  A clinical adjunct instructor in the College of Dentistry and 2017 graduate of the former master’s program in dental hygiene, Walls serves as a lieutenant commander in the… Read More