Category: Clinical Care


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Professor Jonathan Wall Receives $1.58 Million Grant for Amyloid Disease Research

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It is well known that patients with Alzheimer’s and other disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, develop amyloid, a substance composed of sticky protein fibers and sugar molecules that builds up in the brain or other organs in the body. Doctors do not know whether this material causes the diseases, or whether the diseases lead… Read More


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New Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure Released

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A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and including nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, was published online on December 18, 2013 by JAMA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Barnwell Award Laureate, William C. Cushman, M.D., chief of… Read More


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Associate Professor Joanna Q. Hudson of UTHSC Receives $140,000 Grant to Research Antibiotic Dosing For Patients Undergoing a New Method of Dialysis

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Seriously ill patients who develop bacterial infections in the bloodstream require aggressive treatment with antibiotics. They also can develop kidney failure that requires hemodialysis.


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Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH, Named Director of Center in Biomedical Informatics at UTHSC and UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Biomedical Informatics

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14th Governor’s Chair Appointed in the UT System David M. Stern, MD, executive dean for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and vice chancellor of Health Affairs, has appointed Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH, as founding director of the UTHSC Center in Biomedical Informatics and the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge… Read More


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Benny Weksler, MD, Named Eastridge-Cole Professor and Chief for Division of Thoracic Surgery at UTHSC and Chief of Thoracic Surgery for UT Methodist Physicians

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David M. Stern, MD, executive dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Benny Weksler, MBA, MD, FACS, as the first Eastridge-Cole Professor and chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UTHSC. Dr. Weksler will also serve as chief of Thoracic Surgery for UT Methodist… Read More


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UTHSC Ophthalmologists Warn Non-Prescription Costume Contact Lenses Can Be Hazardous for Your Eyes

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Aaron Waite, MD, shows a patient a close up of a corneal ulcer, the white mark in the center of the photo. Those costume contact lenses may make you look like a zombie on “The Walking Dead,” but doctors from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center warn that they… Read More


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UTHSC Holds Dedication Ceremony for the New Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology

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Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD,  department chair, welcomes guests to the dedication ceremony.  A formal dedication of the new Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was held Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Hamilton Eye Institute at 930 Madison Ave.


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Pedi-Flite improves outcomes and reduces costs for pediatric diabetic patients

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Providing families with diabetic children access via pager to a transport team improves outcomes and efficiency, according to a recent study performed at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The study, “Real-time Support of Pediatric Diabetes Self-care by a Transport Team,” was reported online ahead of print in… Read More