Campus: Memphis


Father and Son Share Pursuit of Translational Research to Improve Health

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There’s no shortage of noteworthy research duos at UT Health Science Center, but it’s unusual to find two researchers who are father and son.  Ramesh Narayanan and Arvind Ramesh are such a pair. Each is making important research contributions in their own right at UT Health Science Center. And each draws inspiration from the other.… Read More


Faculty Senate Closes Out a Strong Year, Honors Outstanding Support for the University

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During its final meeting of the academic year Tuesday, members of UT Health Science Center’s Faculty Senate celebrated the year’s accomplishments, elected new officers, and honored UT System President Randy Boyd and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally for their outstanding support of the university and its missions. Outgoing President Paul ‘PJ’ Koltnow, MS, MSPAS, PA-C, praised… Read More


Department of Occupational Therapy Provides Therapeutical Support and Sensory Gardens at Memphis Mental Health Institute

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For more than a year, the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at the UT Health Science Center has partnered with the Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI) to plant sensory gardens and conduct student-led life groups for patients at the institute. The partnership gives occupational therapy students an opportunity to engage… Read More


Dr. Liza Makowski Aims to Transform Cancer Care by Understanding Obesity and Cancer Connections

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When Liza Makowski, PhD, moved to Memphis to join the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, she amplified her goal of making a difference in the cancer space. Dr. Makowski leads the Makowski Lab at UT Health Science Center, with a goal to study how obesity and immune cells like white blood cells affect cancer… Read More


Eye Surgeries Worth Estimated $72,000 Provided at No Cost During 2024 Cataract-A-Thon

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Physicians at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center donated their services to restore sight to 24 individuals during the seventh-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Saturday, June 8. Their services are estimated to be worth $72,000. The all-day outreach, organized and led by HEI residents, offers free cataract surgeries to individuals… Read More


Dental Student Shares Art of Dentistry on TikTok

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Karsen Springfield always had a strong interest in art and science. She was inspired to pursue dentistry by her parents, who are graduates of the UT Health Science Center College of Dentistry. Now a first-year dental student, she is sharing her perspective of the artistry in dentistry on social media. Her father, Felix Springfield, DDS,… Read More


Spring 2024 Health Professions Magazine Highlights Mission of Training Health Care Leaders

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The College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is committed to cultivating the next generation of leaders in health care. In the Spring 2024 issue of Health Professions Magazine, this mission is demonstrated through stories of the successes of the college’s ambitious students, dedicated faculty, and accomplished alumni. Surviving Brain… Read More


ShelbyCares on 3rd Helps Hundreds Live Healthier

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Emma Bougard, a retired FedEx customs specialist, knows firsthand why blood pressure is important. A year ago, she visited ShelbyCares on 3rd for the first time, and was shocked to learn she had high blood pressure. “I could not believe it,” recalls Bougard, who felt perfectly healthy at the time. “It was a little scary.”… Read More