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UTHSC’s Ken Brown and Altha Stewart Receive 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards

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Two outstanding leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center won top awards last night at the Memphis Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony. UTHSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, received the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence. Altha Stewart, MD, associate… Read More


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Finkelstein Coming to UTHSC as Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nutrition September 11

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Eric Finkelstein, PhD, MHA, will be the featured professor for the Mildred A. Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP) in Nutrition Lecture Series September 11. The professorship is sponsored by the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Finkelstein is a professor of Health… Read More


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TIP Program Aims To Increase Undergrad Student Interest in Health Care Careers

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Since 1986, the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been inspiring students to pursue careers in health care. “Through the TIP program, we aim to prepare Tennessee’s underrepresented college students in professional academic health care programs through exposure to clinical shadowing opportunities, personal and professional development, standardized entrance exam… Read More


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Medical Mission Work a Family Calling for UTHSC Surgeon

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For surgeon Nia Zalamea, medical mission work is a family affair. An assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, she has done medical mission work annually in the Philippines since 1999 with her father, a nurse anesthetist, and mother, a nurse, both of whom were born in that country and… Read More


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3-D Anatomy Table Gives UTHSC Students An Interactive Edge in Learning

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Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are being equipped to learn in a fun and interactive way, thanks to the Anatomage, a 3-D table that displays the human anatomy. The table became available on campus after the UTHSC Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) decided that the table would be an… Read More


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UTHSC and UAMS Announce Second Collaborative Award Winners for Cancer Research

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Four research teams have just been announced as the 2017 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/ University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. This is the second CORNET funding opportunity established between the two institutions. The UTHSC/UAMS CORNET Awards in Cancer are designed to… Read More


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$1.3 Million Granted to Helena Parfenova, PhD, to Study Damaging Seizure-Activated Mechanisms in Newborn Brains

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, was recently granted a $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parfenova is studying the underlying mechanisms and functional consequences of glial cell, or astrocyte, injury caused by seizures in the neonatal… Read More


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Graduate Health Sciences Welcomes Inaugural Class of Summer Interns

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The College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center welcomed its inaugural class of eight students from Harbin Medical University (HMU) in China for the UTHSC Summer Interns Program on Thursday. “This campus is very beautiful and very big,” said one of the interns. “I hope to learn many things… Read More