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UTHSC Hosts Meeting of Southeastern Leaders in Addiction Treatment

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“The nation is the United States of drugs,” Kevin Kunz, MD, executive vice president of The Addiction Medicine Foundation, said in opening remarks at a meeting of local, state, and national addiction experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Thursday. “There is nothing so disabling in our country as substance abuse and addiction.”… Read More


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University Photographer Thurman Hobson Retires after 47 Years

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Back in the summer of 1970, fresh from a stint in the Air Force that took him to Greenland, Japan and Korea, Thurman Hobson came to what is now the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The 23-year-old Manassas High School graduate signed on at the university as a photographer’s assistant. Forty-seven years later, Hobson,… Read More


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UTHSC and UAMS Announce Second Collaborative Award Winners for Cancer Research

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Four research teams have just been announced as the 2017 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/ University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. This is the second CORNET funding opportunity established between the two institutions. The UTHSC/UAMS CORNET Awards in Cancer are designed to… Read More


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$1.3 Million Granted to Helena Parfenova, PhD, to Study Damaging Seizure-Activated Mechanisms in Newborn Brains

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, was recently granted a $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parfenova is studying the underlying mechanisms and functional consequences of glial cell, or astrocyte, injury caused by seizures in the neonatal… Read More


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Graduate Health Sciences Welcomes Inaugural Class of Summer Interns

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The College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center welcomed its inaugural class of eight students from Harbin Medical University (HMU) in China for the UTHSC Summer Interns Program on Thursday. “This campus is very beautiful and very big,” said one of the interns. “I hope to learn many things… Read More


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Dale Granted $3.9 Million to Develop Universal Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infection Vaccine

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James B. Dale, MD, Gene H. Stollerman Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), recently received a $3,942,923 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for his project titled “Structure-Based… Read More


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Regional Biocontainment Lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Three-Year Renewal to Continue Select Agent Research

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  The Regional Biocontainment Lab (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a three-year renewal to continue research using select agents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), after an unannounced inspection visit. “Receiving a three-year renewal is a significant achievement, as it demonstrates the CDC was very satisfied with our… Read More


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Amali E. Samarasinghe Awarded 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition by the American Thoracic Society

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Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated by the Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections (MTPI) Award Selection Committee as the recipient of the 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition Award from the American Thoracic Society. This annual… Read More