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UTHSC Researcher Awarded $1.25 Million for Study Aimed at Raising Rate of HPV Vaccination Among Young People

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was introduced in the United States for preteens more than a dozen years ago, yet adherence rates are still below those for other childhood vaccines. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Emory University have received a major grant totaling $2.7 million from the National Cancer Institute/National… Read More


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UTHSC Study Finds COVID-19 Hindering Academic Productivity of U.S. Faculty with Very Young Children

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The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More


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UTHSC Office of Communications and Marketing Receives Top Honors in International and Statewide Competitions

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The Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received top honors in creative competitions for marketing and communications professionals from two international organizations and one statewide organization. The office received a Platinum award, the highest honor, from the international MarCom Awards for its messaging and media relations efforts to… Read More


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Mukta Panda Named Woman Physician of the Year by Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians

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Mukta Panda, MD, professor and assistant dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine Chattanooga, has been named Woman Physician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). She was formally recognized with the honor during the organization’s virtual… Read More


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Emergency Treatment for Devastating Stroke to be Tested in Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Stroke Team is joining researchers from more than 100 hospitals worldwide to conduct a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research study called FASTEST that will test the safety and efficacy of a medication called recombinant factor Vlla to prevent hemorrhage expansion in patients with strokes caused by bleeding… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Endowment Funds Allow Every Student in College to Receive a Scholarship

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The UTHSC College of Pharmacy’s Feurt Committee, which oversees the college’s largest endowment, has made it possible for the college to allow 100% of the student body to have a scholarship for the 2021 spring semester. The Feurt Committee funds are typically used for an annual symposium, international program, and some selected student scholarships. Because… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Final Meeting for 2020

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In its last meeting of the year, the UTHSC Advisory Board welcomed a new student member, approved a second term for its chairman, and discussed ways it can assist the university in advancing its goals for diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. Philip Wenk, DDS, who has served as chairman of the board since… Read More


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Study Led by UTHSC’s Burt Sharp, MD, Published In ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

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A study led by Burt Sharp, MD, Distinguished Professor in the UTHSC Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine, was recently published in ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science. The study sought to determine whether compounds called positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) reduce the likelihood of stress-induced smoking relapses in nicotine-addicted individuals. GABA… Read More