Collaboration by Investigators at UTHSC, Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Uses Computational Modeling to Identify Possible Targeted Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease


A collaboration among investigators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-ORNL) has discovered molecules based on computational modeling that are an important advance toward producing targeted drugs for the treatment of chronic kidney disease, and may prove useful in finding… Read More


Physicians at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins


“This teamwork was spectacular,” said Dr. Max Langham, vice chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Department of Surgery and pediatric surgeon at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, during a press conference today announcing the successful surgery separating conjoined twins, Miracle and Testimony at Le Bonheur. The twins,… Read More


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Center of Excellence in Addiction Medicine in the Country

Dr. Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has decades of knowledge in treating the devastating consequences of substance use and abuse.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science was recognized today as the first Center of Excellence In Addiction Medicine by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, not only in Memphis, but across the country. The… Read More


Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, Assistant Professor at UTHSC, Awarded $3.3 Million Grant for ‘Moms Fit 2 Fight’ Study to Help Women in Military Return to Fitness Standards After Pregnancy

Among members of the UTHSC Fit 2 Fight research team are: In front, polka dot dress, Dr. Rebecca Krukowski, principal investigator, and Dr. Wayne Talcott, director of military research and co-investigator. In back, from left, Leslie Gladney, study coordinator; Hannah Porter, student research assistant; Karen Leroy, research director; Annette Martinez, study coordinator; Allen Jones, research specialist-interventionist; Dr. Melissa Little, co-investigator.

Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant for $3.3 million over five years for a program to help women in the United States military return to fitness standards after the birth of a baby. This project is the result of a… Read More


UTHSC To Honor Veterans on Campus at Annual Breakfast Reception


On Friday, November 11, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will celebrate and honor the veterans of the United States Armed Forces on campus by hosting “Honoring All Who Serve,” a Veterans Day observance. The breakfast reception will be held in the Student-Alumni Center’s O.D. Larry Dining Hall from… Read More


Dr. Mahul Amin Leads International Effort as Editor of the Premier Manual on Staging Cancer

Dr. Mahul Amin is the editor of the new edition of the  (Photo by Thurman Hobson, UTHSC)

American Joint Committee on Cancer’s Newest Edition has Precision Medicine-Based Approach that Focuses on More Individualized Treatment The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has recently embarked on a strategic vision to bring in a genomics-based precision medicine approach to patient care that is being rolled out through innovative research… Read More