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UT/Methodist Transplant Institute Recruits Internationally Known Transplant Surgeon as Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation

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Internationally known transplant surgeon and researcher Daniel G. Maluf, MD, has been named professor of surgery, surgical director of liver transplantation, and director of live donor transplantation for the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute. He will also hold the Transplant Institute Endowed Professorship in Liver Transplantation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “This is a… Read More


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Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Gives Nearly 50 Patients The Gift of Sight

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For ophthalmologist Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC, the highlight of the second-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Friday and Saturday was watching the 100 volunteers who sacrificed their time to serve others and give the gift of sight. “That was my favorite… Read More


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UTHSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Names Fellow For Diversity Fellowship Grant

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The UTHSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities has been awarded a National Training Initiative grant to support a one-year diversity fellowship through the U.S. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Boling Center is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), a nationwide network of programs that conduct training, research, technical… Read More


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Murali Yallapu Receives $439,818 Grant to Continue Drug Development for Aggressive and Late Stage Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women in both developed and underdeveloped countries. With survival rates varying worldwide, it is imperative that novel research be undertaken to combat this global health concern. Murali Yallapu, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has… Read More


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University of Tennessee Alumni Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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The University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) named its 2018 recipients for their Outstanding Teacher and Public Service Awards. The awardees were recognized earlier this month during the UTAA Board of Governors Dinner at the Knoxville Hilton Downtown. The University of Tennessee Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards began in 1966. The Public Service Awards began… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute to Provide Free Cataract Surgery to More Than 50 Patients During Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15-16

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Tommy Fowler’s vision was reduced to a fog or a blur. “The light would have to be just right, or I couldn’t see. Still, Fowler continued to pursue his daily tasks, until he had a car wreck and knew something had to be done. Fowler, who’s from Rienzi, Mississippi, found help in 2017 through the… Read More


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Penny Asbell Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC

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Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Asbell comes to UTHSC from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York,… Read More


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Muneeza Khan Named Chair of UTHSC Department of Family Medicine

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Muneeza Khan, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She previously served as interim chair. “Dr. Khan’s commitment to the Department of Family Medicine and its core education commitment is unwavering,” UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said. “Her outstanding… Read More