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Harry Kochat, PhD, Named Director of the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems at UTHSC

Harry Kochat, PhD, remembers a time early in his career when a mother and her young son, a brain tumor survivor for more than four years, came to his office to thank him for developing the cancer drug that had saved the boy’s life. It was the early ’90s, and… Read More

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Four University of Tennessee Health Science Center Faculty Named 2017 UT Research Foundation Maturation Fund Winners

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) announced its 2017 Maturation Funding recipients on December 15, 2016, granting four University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty inventors $15,000 each to further develop their technology and answer important commercialization questions. Each year UTRF awards grants through its annual Maturation Funding program… Read More

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Professor Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Receives Honorary Doctorate from Semmelweis University in Budapest

Gabor J. Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received an honorary doctorate from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Tigyi, who was born in Hungary, is the Harriet Van Vleet Endowment Professor… Read More

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center To Graduate 135 Health Care Professionals During Winter Commencement

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 135 new health care professionals at its winter commencement. It will take place on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cook Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 255 N. Main Street. “The faculty and staff of UTHSC celebrate the… Read More

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Named a Top Workplace in the Greater Memphis Area for Third Consecutive Year

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Greater Memphis area for the third consecutive year in The Commercial Appeal. The recognition is based solely on employee surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics. A total of about 22,000 employees from large,… Read More

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Professors Yao Sun and Lu Lu of UTHSC Receive $1.99 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Yao Sun, MD, PhD, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), in a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with Lu Lu, MD, professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, has… Read More

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

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

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