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EMOT-ECON Funds First Two Pilot Projects

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Michelle Martin

A collaborative network between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is funding its first two pilot projects. The Emotion Well-being and Economic Burden Research Network (EMOT-ECON), co-led by Michelle Martin, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, and Maria Pisu, PhD, professor… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Meets in Memphis, Approves FY 2023 Budget

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board met Wednesday, May 11, in Memphis, welcoming new members, hearing a report from Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, on his first few months in office, receiving updates from the deans of UTHSC’s six colleges, and approving the university’s FY 2023 budget, which raises its minimum wage to… Read More


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MD/PhD Student Receives Prestigious National Cancer Institute Funding 

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Jeremiah Holt has wanted to be a doctor since the first time he realized as a child that biology and anatomy were really guides to how life works. Later, he worked in a lab and found he also enjoyed asking questions.  It is probably no surprise that he is now among the cadre of medical… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Observe National Police Week 2022

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Debra Bolton, assistant director of Admissions in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, lost her brother-in-law, Sean Bolton, a Memphis Police Department officer, on August 1, 2015. He was killed in the line of duty. On Wednesday, she stood before guests gathered for the 2022 Police Memorial Program at… Read More


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Six Nurses Honored with Regional Awards at NightinGala for National Nurses Week

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Six nurses from the Mid-South and Nashville were recognized with awards at the Sixth-Annual NightinGala, an event coordinated by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing. The NightinGala is held during National Nurses Week, which is May 6-12. More than 200 people attended the event, held May 6 at the Hilton-Memphis. It… Read More


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UTHSC’s Yousefi Receives $2.2 Million To Develop AI Aimed at Predicting Glaucoma Risk

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Dr. Siamak Yousefi

Siamak Yousefi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal investigator on a $2.2 million award from the National Eye Institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to predict genetic risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma, a complex blinding… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Recognized by Memphis Business Journal for Outstanding Work in Biosciences

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD

Three University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty members are being highlighted in the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) this month for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the biosciences.  Colleen Jonsson, PhD, professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology; Monica Jablonski, PhD, FARVO, Hamilton Endowed Professor; and Maria Gomes-Solecki, DVM, professor, Microbiology,… Read More


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UTHSC Nursing Alumnae Receive $10,000 for Rural Clinic After TODAY Show Appearance

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Mother-daughter nurses Robin and Piper Black, both alumnae of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing, were featured on the T0DAY show Friday in recognition of Mother’s Day and the start of National Nursing week. Robin is a nurse practitioner, who has practiced in rural Erin, Tennessee, for nearly 30 years. Daughter… Read More