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Madu Leaving A Lasting Imprint on Education as State Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

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  Chikezie Madu, PhD, is making strides that exceed well beyond the classroom. A 2012 graduate of the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Dr. Madu, who is currently an Advanced Placement (AP) Biology teacher at White Station High School and a dual enrollment instructor at the… Read More


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West Cancer Center and UTHSC Welcome D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, to Lead Cancer Research Initiative

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Dr. Hayes to serve as Scientific Director, Medical Oncologist, and Van Vleet Endowed Professor West Cancer Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are proud to announce the appointment of D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, as the scientific director of the UT/West Institute for… Read More


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Campus Police to Host Bike Ride through Medical District

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As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police have partnered with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative to host Pedal Pushing, a 13-mile bike ride through the medical district. “With the UTHSC campus community actively participating as pedestrians and cyclists on a daily basis, it was important… Read More


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UTHSC’s Giancarlo Mari Wins 2017 Innovation Award

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is dedicated to reducing the infant mortality rate in Shelby County and beyond, Giancarlo Mari, MD, FACOG, FAIUM, MBA, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said Wednesday in accepting an award for the innovative work he leads to achieve this goal. Dr. Mari, who… Read More


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College of Medicine Honors Outstanding Alumni During Awards Luncheon

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Five distinguished alumni were honored during the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Medicine’s Outstanding Alumni Awards luncheon September 15. The event was held at the Westin Memphis Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Outstanding Alumnus: Mark S. Gaylord, MD (COM ’78) Dr. Mark Gaylord has placed… Read More


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New Drug Discovery Collaboration Targets New Treatments Against Diseases

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Southern Research (SR) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have formed a partnership to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs that address unmet medical needs. The collaborative program links the drug discovery and development expertise of Birmingham-based Southern Research with UTHSC’s four-campus research network, which was involved in sponsored… Read More


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Krukowski Awarded $3.3 Million to Study Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

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  Although quitting smoking leads to significant improvements in health, most people gain about 10 pounds when they quit smoking, which is a deterrant for some people. Ideally there should be treatment “packages” that would not require people to choose between quitting smoking and gaining weight. Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, associate professor in the Department of… Read More


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Wilson Elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Thaddeus Wilson, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Radiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The designation of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their… Read More