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Teresa Hartnett Receives Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award from Network for Change and Continuous Innovation

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Teresa Hartnett, EdD, associate dean of finance and administration for the UTHSC College of Medicine, received the 2018 Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award from the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI). Dr. Hartnett is the immediate past president of NCCI. The Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award is named after one of the organization’s founders.… Read More


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Jay Fowke of UTHSC Receives Department of Defense Grant for Research on Link Between Racial Disparities and Prostate Cancer

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As the most common non-skin cancer in America, prostate cancer affects one in nine men. There are many risk factors that make some men more susceptible than others, and among those factors are race and ethnicity. Jay Fowke, PhD, MPH, chief of the Division of Epidemiology and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at… Read More


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UTHSC, Southern College of Optometry Introduce Vision Enhancement Program for Faculty, Staff and Students

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  A new collaboration between the Hamilton Eye Institute and the Southern College of Optometry is giving UTHSC faculty, staff, and students new options for their eye care health. Through the Vision Enhancement Program, the campus community will be provided with discount opportunities at the University Clinical Health-Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC, The Eye Center… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Find High Number of Anaphylaxis Cases Due to a Red Meat Allergy Linked to Tick Bites

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The results of a new study performed at a University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) affiliate clinic showed that alpha-gal (a complex sugar found in red meat from beef, pork, venison, etc.) was the most common known cause of red meat allergy anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. What’s additionally noteworthy is… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Health Care Simulation Professionals from Around the World At Technology Conference Today-August 3

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More than 200 health care simulation professionals from around the world are at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center this week for the eighth-annual health care simulation technology conference planned by SimGHOSTS, an international nonprofit organization providing training, resources, and support for simulation technicians and those involved with health care simulation. The four-day conference,… Read More


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Law Enforcement Officers Attend First Responders Training at UTHSC

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As part of its commitment to emergency response and providing a safer campus environment, Campus Police at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted more than 27 law enforcement officers from across the Mid-South last week as part of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The standard for active shooter response training,… Read More


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UTHSC Hypertension Investigator Receives $2.6 Million Grant, Champions VCR CORNET Awards Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Kafait U. Malik, DSc, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been working in the area of cardiovascular science, with a focus on the mechanism underlying the development of high blood pressure, or hypertension, and its pathogenesis for more than four decades. “I have a zest… Read More


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Former Dermatology Chief and Professor Emeritus Dr. Elias Rosenberg Passes Away

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Elias Rosenberg, MD, professor emeritus and former division chief of Dermatology in the UTHSC College of Medicine, passed away on July 21. He was recruited to UTHSC in 1962 to start the dermatology program and would go on to train more than 100 dermatology residents, as well as hundreds of medical students and residents of… Read More