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Melissa Little and Wayne Talcott of UTHSC Receive $418,000 to Study Tobacco Use by Military Recruits

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Melissa Little, PhD, and Wayne Talcott, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a grant totaling $418,000 to study tobacco use by military recruits. Dr. Little is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine. Dr. Talcott is a professor in… Read More

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UTHSC College of Medicine Named Among ’10 to Watch’ in 2017 by Greater Memphis Chamber

The College of Medicine at UTHSC was recognized by the Greater Memphis Chamber among the “10 to Watch” in 2017. From left, David Stern, MD, is pictured with Andrei Alexandrov, MD, who spearheads the Mobile Stroke Unit; Altha Stewart, MD, director of the Center for Health in Justice Involve Youth; Daniel Sumrok, MD, director of the Center for Addiction Science; and David Shibata, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery.

For David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a primary goal is “to see the university become essential to the fabric of health and wellness in our community.” Since he joined UTHSC five years ago, the College… Read More

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Shaban-Nejad will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, “A Semantic… Read More

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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