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Physical Therapy Department to Host GoBabyGo! Memphis, Bringing Mobility to Children with Special Needs Through Custom-Modified Toy Cars

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Initiative Retrofits Ride-on Toy Cars for Children with Mobility Issues; Promotes Movement, Sociability and Fun Those shiny motorized cars for sale at toy stores are off-limits to some children with mobility issues that prevent them from being able to maneuver them. But on a Saturday in September, a dozen children with… Read More

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UTHSC’s Dr. Meiyun Fan Receives $100,000 to Study Recurrent Form of Breast Cancer

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Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, an associate professor of Pathology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $100,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study an aggressive form of breast cancer known as Basal-Like Breast Cancer, or BLBC. The grant will be distributed over two… Read More

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Fu-Ming Zhou Awarded $1.66 Million to Study Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease

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Dopamine is a brain chemical that profoundly affects our brain functions, including motor control, cognition and reward regulation, as seen in Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and drug addiction. Fu-Ming Zhou, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant totaling $1.66 million from the National Institute of… Read More

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Named Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST). The designation recognizes members in good standing who have demonstrated both an exceptional commitment… Read More

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College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes Inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, ARNP-BC, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was among 88 nurse practitioners inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) at a ceremony held recently in San Antonio, Texas. The FAANP recognition is awarded… Read More

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Professors Anton Reiner and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed Receive $418,000 for Huntington’s Disease Research

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A new $418,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will allow Anton Reiner, PhD, and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to research a possible new gene therapy treatment approach for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a… Read More