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Associate Professor Stephania Cormier Brings More Than $2.5 Million in Grants for Pediatric and Adult Respiratory Research to UTHSC

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of bronchiolitis or lower respiratory tract infection in young children, is responsible for significant mortality of infants worldwide. Stephania Cormier, PhD, is bringing $727,500 in grant money to Memphis to research the virus and better understand the role it plays in the development of asthma in children who… Read More


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Assistant Professor WenLin Sun Receives $1.42 Million Grant for Cocaine Addiction Research

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The widespread disease of drug addiction puts a heavy burden on addicts, their families, and the public. The abuse of and addiction to illegal drugs costs society an estimated $181 billion per year. Among contraband drugs, cocaine is one of the most widely abused and addictive substances in the U.S.  Currently, there are no pharmacotherapies… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Begins Vitamin D and Prevention of Diabetes Study

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The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is seeking participants with prediabetes for a new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health with collaboration from Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The study, referred to as D2d, will determine if vitamin D can reduce the risk of getting… Read More


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Professor Samuel Dagogo-Jack of UTHSC Receives $3.1 Million Grant to Continue Prediabetes Research

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, FRCP, who directs both the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and the Clinical Research Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a major grant to continue his study of prediabetes. Those with prediabetes, a condition involving higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, progress to diabetes at a rate… Read More


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Associate Professor Marko Radic of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Authors Paper on Immune System Disorders

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Dr Radic

About one person in 20 develops an autoimmune disorder. These range from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or multiple sclerosis, to other progressive autoimmune syndromes. A number of neurodegenerative and age-related disorders, as well as other chronic inflammatory afflictions, also have an underlying immune contribution.


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Area Health Care Leaders Team Up to Form New Academic Physician Practice Group

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, UT Health Science Center, and UT Medical Group Create UT Methodist Physicians Memphis, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2013) – Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) has partnered with UT Medical Group, Inc. (UTMG) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to create a new academic physician practice group that will enhance the… Read More


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Journal Publishes Paper on UTHSC Research that May Lead to Breakthrough in Treating Most Deadly Form of Brain Cancer

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Memphis, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2013) – Despite the advances in cancer treatment during the last few decades, there has been little improvement in the care of patients with the deadliest form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. The median survival rate for patients with this aggressive form of brain cancer, which took the life of U.S. Sen.… Read More


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UTHSC Officially Names First Dermatology Department the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology

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Rex Amonette, MD, and Robert Kaplan, MD Memphis, Tenn. (July 30, 2013) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Dermatology Department in the College of Medicine has been officially named the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology, in honor of Robert Kaplan, MD, and Rex Amonette, MD. Drs. Kaplan and Amonette, both UTHSC dermatology alumni,… Read More