Category: Research


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Medicare Readmission Penalties Disproportionally Affect Hospitals Caring for Poor, UTHSC Researchers Find

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Penalties instituted under the Affordable Care Act to reduce hospital readmission rates have cut readmissions for certain conditions, but they also disproportionally penalize hospitals that care for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, according to a study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A data comparison by the Health Services and Policy Research… Read More


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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow Recipient at the Hamilton Eye Institute

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The Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is among 21 institutions in the country, and the only one in Tennessee, where the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant toward a summer fellow. UTHSC PhD student Zachary Keith Goldsmith has been named a 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow. “My… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Office of Research Announces System-Wide Collaborative Award Winners

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Three research projects have been selected as the winners of the 2017 University of Tennessee Collaborative Research Network (UT CORNET) Awards in Cancer Research. The awards are designed to promote new lines of team-based research and serve as a catalyist of new collaborative partnerships for UT cancer investigators across Tennessee. Imagined by UTHSC Vice Chancellor… Read More


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UTHSC Study to Help African Americans with Uncontrolled Diabetes Better Manage Their Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is heading a coalition of primary care providers in the Mid-South in a program to help African-American adults diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease. Led by James Bailey, MD, MPH, professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Health System Improvement… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Amali E. Samarasinghe Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Functions of White Blood Cells as Protectors Against Influenza Infections

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, has received a $1,919,402 award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Samarasinghe will investigate the mechanisms by which certain white blood cells regulate antiviral immune responses against influenza… Read More


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Data Analysis by Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Institute at UT Health Science Center Finds Lower Risk of Infection Over Time with LASIK Surgery than with Contacts

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Which causes fewer eye infections – contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A metadata analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of… Read More


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UTHSC Department of Surgery Expands Research Efforts; Surgical Oncologist Evan Glazer Brings Ocular Melanoma Clinical Trial to UTHSC

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Evan Glazer, MD, PhD, moved to Memphis last August for more than just the great barbecue. A surgical oncologist and a physician-scientist, Dr. Glazer was drawn to Memphis, and in particular the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), by what he sees as an opportunity to help develop a multidisciplinary surgical research program at… Read More


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Plough Center Continues to Educate Domestically and Internationally on Aseptic Training

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Continuing its long history of educating and training individuals in sterile product preparation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems hosted is first of four hands-on training courses in aseptic processing this year. The “Comprehensive Industrial Course in the Preparation of Parenteral Products” brought domestic and international… Read More