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UTHSC Researchers Examine Public Sentiment On Social Media Platform Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

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A data analysis of public sentiment about the COVID-19 vaccine from December 2020-May 2021 on one popular social media platform by a team of researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center found more positive than negative sentiment regarding the vaccine. The study led by Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, an associate professor in the UTHSC-Oak… Read More


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UTHSC’s Neil Hayes, MD, Funded to Continue Research  Related to The Cancer Genome Atlas

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Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of two principal investigators for a $1.8 million grant that extends the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its molecular level through genome sequencing and… Read More


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Yan Cui and Team Are Innovating Artificial Intelligence Approach to Address Biomedical Data Inequality

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Yan Cui, PhD, associate professor in the UTHSC Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics, recently received a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled “Algorithm-based prevention and reduction of cancer health disparity arising from data inequality.” Dr. Cui’s project aims to prevent and reduce health disparities caused by ethnically-biased data in cancer-related… Read More


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UTHSC Faculty, Staff Among Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes

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Faculty and staff members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes. UTHSC College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, was recognized in the Administrative Excellence Category. Michael Whitt, PhD, associate dean of the Office of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine,… Read More


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UTHSC Stroke Experts Part of Multisite Study Showing Mobile Stroke Units Improve Patient Outcomes

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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit

Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were part of a multisite study that found that early intervention by mobile stroke units (MSUs) improves outcomes for stroke patients. The study results were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. The UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit was a participating site in the trial… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dagogo-Jack Writes First Comprehensive Textbook on Prediabetes

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Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, literally wrote the book on prediabetes. After more than 25 years of research into prediabetes and its progressive disease state, diabetes, Dr. Dagogo-Jack has written the first comprehensive textbook on prediabetes. Titled “Prediabetes: A… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Sweep UT President’s Awards Five Years in a Row

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently announced its third record-breaking year for research grant awards. This effort to increase research awards by 43% over five years to $122.3 million has had multiple drivers. The reorganization of the Office of Research led by Steve Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research, has made the environment… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Receives Grant to Promote Vaccine Education in Six Rural Counties

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a $76,350 sub-award from a $200,000 grant to the UT Institute of Agriculture to improve vaccination rates in rural and underserved communities. The co-principal investigators from the college are Professor Sara Day, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant dean for the Center for Community and… Read More