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Dr. Alex Dopico of UTHSC Named to National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has spent more than two decades researching the effects of alcohol on the brain. Nationally funded and well-regarded for his work, Dr. Dopico will now have an opportunity to make an impact on a national level on… Read More

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Pediatric Surgeon Ankush Gosain of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $785,220 Grant for Hirschsprungs Disease Research

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery and director of Pediatric Surgery Research at the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $785,220 grant to continue research for the treatment of a… Read More

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Forensic Anthropologist Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, Named Director of West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

Dr. Benjamin Figura has a strong background in mass fatality and disaster response. He is the new director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center.

Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, a board-certified forensic anthropologist, has been named director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennesee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Figura received his Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Michigan State… Read More

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Student Leaders Meet with Campus Administration for Collaborative Q & A Session

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The Student Government Association Executive Council, which serves as the official liaison between the student body at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the administration, had the opportunity recently to meet with Chancellor Steve J. Schwab and Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Dr. Ken Brown.… Read More

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Physicians at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins

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“This teamwork was spectacular,” said Dr. Max Langham, vice chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Department of Surgery and pediatric surgeon at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, during a press conference today announcing the successful surgery separating conjoined twins, Miracle and Testimony at Le Bonheur. The twins,… Read More

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UTHSC Professor David Nelson Co-Authors Paper on Unique Lifestyle and Survival of Asian Longhorned Beetle

David Nelson, PhD,  professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at UTHSC has co-authored a paper that provides insight into the lifestyle and unique survival of the Asian longhorned beetle, a tree eating insect. It belongs to a large group (greater than 35,000… Read More

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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Center of Excellence in Addiction Medicine in the Country

Dr. Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has decades of knowledge in treating the devastating consequences of substance use and abuse.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science was recognized today as the first Center of Excellence In Addiction Medicine by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, not only in Memphis, but across the country. The… Read More

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UTHSC Researchers Publish Study Indicating Link Between Constipation and Chronic Kidney Disease

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Research by investigators from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Center, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), indicates that individuals with chronic constipation are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) and… Read More