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Memphis Health Forum: Area Leaders Host Community Forum on Poor Health and Effects on Quality of Life and Economy

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Chronic, Preventable Disease Costs Tennessee $6 Billion Annually Leading business, health care and civic officials will hold a forum on Dec. 17 focused on the chronically poor health condition of Shelby County and Tennessee residents.


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Communications and Marketing Wins Two Gold, Honorable Mention in 2014 MarCom Competition

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The Communications and Marketing Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) earned distinction for their three entries in the 2014 MarCom International Awards.


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UTHSC to Host African-American Women’s Breast Cancer Summit Feb. 7

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Local Coalition to Welcome 500 Black Women to Feb. 7 Summit The Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity and the Exposome (RCHDEE) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has convened a Breast Cancer Awareness and Action Coalition that includes 11 local and state health care, civic and community organizations.


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New Buildings and Amenities to Change the Face of UTHSC as Part of Newly Unveiled Master Plan for Growth

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus of the future will have at least 15 new buildings to meet expanding academic, research, clinical care and support needs. It will also have improved pedestrian and bicycle routes, better traffic flow, more parking, well-designed green spaces and landscaping, prominent signage, 10 renovated buildings, and updated… Read More


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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Named Endowed Professor in Women’s Health for the UTHSC College of Medicine

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, who has brought more than $40 million in research dollars to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and is the principal investigator on five currently funded research grants or contracts, has been awarded the UTHSC College of Medicine Endowed Professorship in Women’s Health.


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The First John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment Lectureship Brings Renowned Diabetes Expert to Campus

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The first John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment in Community Diabetes Lectureship earlier this month brought renowned diabetes expert James Gavin III, MD, to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus as the keynote speaker.


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UTHSC Researcher Receives $50K for Hepatitis C Virus Education/Community Awareness Program in African-American Community

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Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, co-director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $50,000 from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The one-year grant will be used to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis… Read More


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Memphis Crisis Center Gets $34,060 Grant from Plough Foundation to Expand Services for Seniors in Distress

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Second Annual Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Set for Sept. 10-16  The Memphis Crisis Center, which for more than 40 years has provided support to those in distress through its volunteer-staffed crisis hotline, has received a $34,060 grant from the Plough Foundation to expand its crisis intervention services for seniors in the Mid-South. The grant… Read More