Category: Research


First African American Graduate Alvin Crawford, MD, Returns to Alma Mater for Book Signing

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Sixty years after Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, the mutual appreciation shared between him and the university has not faded. Monday was a day of reminiscence, inspiration, and collaboration for Dr. Crawford as he returned to UT Health Science… Read More


Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Continue Career-Long Research of Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes

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In 2012, Shelley White-Means, PhD, read a study from the Sinai Urban Health Institute that reported Memphis had the largest disparity in deaths from breast cancer for Black women versus white women of any of the 25 largest cities in the United States. She had recently lost her mother to breast cancer, and she wanted… Read More


Hae Won Shin, MD, Named Chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor

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Hae Won Shin, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. Dr. Shin recently joined UT Health Science Center from the University of New Mexico Health Science Center’s School of Medicine, where she served in the Department… Read More


UT Health Science Center Researchers Partner on Multi-Institutional $20 Million Award to Develop New Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Therapies

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UT Health Science Center researchers Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Harriet Van Vleet Endowment Professor in Basic Oncology Research, Junming Yue, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pathology, Sue Chin Lee, associate professor in the Department of Physiology, and David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, are part of a scientific leadership… Read More


UT Health Science Center ‘State of the University’ Presentation Feb. 21

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his State of the University presentation Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m. CST, on the Memphis campus in the Mooney Library, Room 201.  The theme of the presentation is “Tennessee is Our Campus,” emphasizing UT Health Science Center’s statewide presence and impact.… Read More


Zodiac Clinical Trial Led by UT Health Science Center Professor Likely to Dramatically Impact Stroke Care

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Research findings in a clinical trial led by a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing are likely to dramatically change care and improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute stroke. Principal investigator, Professor Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, FAAN, presented results of the five-year clinical trial… Read More


New Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology Excited by Quest to Unlock Secrets of the Brain

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Lynn Dobrunz, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, sees the brain as “the final frontier” of human biological research. Dr. Dobrunz joined UT Health Science Center in the fall, after nearly 25 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There,… Read More


Veteran Employee Shares Memories of Her Father, Civil Rights Activist Elmore Nickelberry

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Thirty years on the job at UT Health Science Center has not dimmed Toyia Polk’s desire to shine in her profession. A business manager for clinical research in the Office of Research, Polk says her dedication to hard work is part of the legacy left by her father, Elmore Nickelberry, a Memphis hero of the… Read More