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Dr. Will Ross Speaks on Topic of Social Disparities in Health Care at UTHSC as part of Black History Month

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Will Ross, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and associate dean of diversity at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said he chose a career in medicine because of his upbringing in Memphis. During a presentation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Friday, he shared his experiences of growing up in… Read More


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UTHSC Announces 2018 CORNET Clinical Award Recipients

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Four research teams have been announced as the 2018 recipients for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET)-Clinical Awards. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have been the seed of more than $1.3 million in funding to support new collaborative research teams and their groundbreaking initiatives. The… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Awarded Grant to Train Nurses to Handle Crisis Situations

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in collaboration with Regional One Health has been awarded a $16,000 grant to train area nurses to handle and defuse crisis situations in hospitals and other health care settings. The Tennessee Promise of Nursing grant was awarded to the UTHSC College of Nursing’s… Read More


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Cordero-Morales Awarded $1.5 Million to Study How Dietary Fatty Acids Regulate TRP Channel Function

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Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $1,520,000 to study the molecular basis by which dietary fatty acids — such as omega-3 and omega-6 — regulate the function of membrane proteins present in the… Read More


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Richey and Singhal Awarded $1.9 Million To Study Orthosis Effectiveness in Veterans

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Researchers Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Pediatrics, and Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), were recently awarded $1,998,325 to study the effectiveness of a new robotic exoskeletal technology for use by military… Read More


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Todd Named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

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Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named interim associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The position will directly report to Lori Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs at UTHSC. In this role, she will provide executive leadership for and oversee… Read More


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Relative Caregiver Program Welcomes 100 Caregivers for Hearts of Gold Event

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On February 9, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted its annual Hearts of Gold event. A total of 100 caregivers participated in the event, which was held in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center. The event is designed to promote positive social interaction and to honor… Read More


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Fast Action by UT Mobile Stroke Unit Saves Alabama Man’s Life

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Seventy-three-year-old Gerald Sandlin was sitting up and smiling in a hospital bed in Memphis Thursday, happy to be alive just two days after he suffered a stroke on a Delta flight bound for Atlanta. Fast action by the staff of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit and the physicians at Methodist… Read More