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Graduate of UTHSC Nursing Science Program Identifies Potential New Measure for Alzheimer’s Risk

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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly. A recent study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found a novel way to identify a high potential for developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur. Ray Romano, PhD, RN,… Read More


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UTHSC Team Members Push for Heart Disease Awareness in Collaboration with the American Heart Association

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Veronica Jones, a campus security officer with the UTHSC Campus Police Department, has been an awareness advocate for heart disease for 11 years. “It’s personal for me,” she said. “My mother, father, brother, cousins, and brother-in-law have passed away from heart disease, so every moment that I get to spread awareness about it, I do… Read More


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Jon McCullers, MD, Named to Shelby County Board of Health

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Jon McCullers, MD, has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Health. Dr. McCullers is the senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs and chief operating officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and pediatrician-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Dr. McCullers, who is also chair of Pediatrics… Read More


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Knoxville Couple Give $1 Million to UTHSC College of Dentistry To Open Dental Training Center in Knoxville

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Dr. Walter and Lynne Fain of Knoxville, Tennessee, have made a major gift of $1 million to help the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry launch a dental training center in Knoxville. Dr. Fain, a longtime Knoxville dentist, recalls that in the fall of 2019 at a University of Tennessee, Knoxville football… Read More


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2021 Brad Baker Honorary Race for Sight 5K Rescheduled for March 13

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Lion’s Club at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the fourth-annual Brad Baker Honorary Race for Sight 5K on March 13. The race was originally scheduled for February 20, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Participants will still have the option to participate in person at… Read More


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Lyndsay Pittman Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

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Lyndsay Pittman, MEd, has been named assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. She has served as the university registrar since 2018. Prior to coming to UTHSC, Pittman had served as Registrar for 10 years at three institutions in Oklahoma. She has over 16 years in higher education instruction, enrollment management, and student support services. “Lyndsay… Read More


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Kabra Champions Heart Disease Awareness for Women During Pandemic

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Rajesh Kabra, MD, FHRS, a professor in the Division of Cardiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has a simple piece of advice for  women who may have or be at risk for heart disease during the pandemic: Don’t be deterred from seeking necessary medical attention for heart-… Read More


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UTHSC’s Vaithianathan Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Retinal Research

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Thirumalini Vaithianathan, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has spent a decade studying molecular signaling involved in vision. She has just received $1.9 million from the National Eye Institute for her project titled, “Dynamics of calcium signals control neurotransmitter release in… Read More