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UTHSC Scientists Join the Race Against Pancreatic Cancer

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Once a year, pancreatic cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center step outside the lab and help to beat cancer with their feet. The scientists on the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team led by Subhash Chauhan, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, take part in the Kick It 5K, the largest… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Has Research Published In Nature Communications

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote a paper that has been published in Nature Communications about the lipid components that modulate mechanosensation. Her paper is titled, “Dietary Fatty Acids Fine-Tune Piezo1 Mechanical Response.” Blood pressure, red blood cell… Read More


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Mom Was Motivation for Student Jack Kang to Pursue Dentistry

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  Jack Kang’s mother was his inspiration to pursue dentistry. “During her childhood, there was not enough emphasis on oral health, and as a consequence, she did not have the proper instruction to maintain her teeth,” Kang said. “When the dire state of her oral health became apparent, she learned about the numerous procedures that… Read More


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UTHSC’s College of Nursing Retains Spot in Top 25 DNP Programs in U.S.

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science held its position in the Top 25 “Best Nursing Schools with Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs” in the country, according to the new 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The UTHSC College of Nursing tied at No. 24 with… Read More


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New Program Helps Pharmacists Be Better Communicators

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The College of Pharmacy at UTHSC is changing the dialogue pharmacists have with patients who are at a high risk for pneumococcal disease. Through a grant from Merck & Co., principal investigator Justin Gatwood, PhD, MPH, and co-investigators Kenneth Hohmeier, PharmD, Tracy Hagemann, PharmD, Chelsea Renfro, PharmD, and Chi-Yang Chiu, PhD, a statistician from the… Read More


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2019 NightinGala Salutes Nursing in Mid-South; New Awards Honor Nurse Heroes

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosts its third-annual NightinGala May 4 to salute the accomplishments of nurses and the impact the profession has on the community. The 2019 gala features a keynote address by Ann Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN, acting director and scientific director of the National Institute… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Celebrates Match Day 2019

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined medical schools across the country today in celebrating Match Day with fourth-year medical students. Match Day is the day medical students learn the location results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match, as to where they will complete residency training… Read More


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Harris Cohen Shares Radiology Expertise With International Counterparts Through Traveling Lectures

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Harris L. Cohen, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has spent his career in pediatric, fetal, obstetrical, and gynecologic imaging. He also travels internationally to share his expertise in the field. Last May, he served as an International Visiting Professor (IVP)… Read More