Category: Research


Dr. Andrzej Slominski Invited to Write Editorial in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Studies of How Melanoma Fools the Immune System

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Current approaches to treating melanoma amount to Sisyphean work, Andrzej Slominski, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote in an editorial published in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “Similar to Sisyphus, it will be problematic to reach the pinnacle where targeted cure is achieved,” wrote Dr. Slominski, who… Read More


UTHSC Auction of Works by Acclaimed Artist Paul Penczner Grosses More Than $70,000

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An online auction by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Wednesday, March 26, of more than 300 works by internationally known Memphis artist Paul Penczner grossed more than $70,000. The sale, which opened for bidding March 4, and finished with a rapid, rolling auction, drew 158 bidders.


Bernd Meibohm of UTHSC Has Research Findings Published in Nature Medicine Journal

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Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), had the findings of his latest research published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading journal for the biomedical sciences.


Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, Awarded $1.6 Million to Continue Observational Phase of Look AHEAD Study

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The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), began in 2001 to examine whether weight loss and increased physical activity would prevent cardiovascular events in those with type 2 diabetes.


Two Doctors, One Vision: Dr. Paul Juarez and Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez are Working to End Health Disparities in Memphis.

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Paul D. Juarez, PhD, and Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, moved to Memphis from Nashville in April, and have spent the months since then trying to get to know their new home. And while they are reveling in what’s right about their adopted city, they are even more interested in what’s wrong with it. The couple came… Read More


Ari VanderWalde, MD, Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Research – Clinical Trials at UTHSC

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Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, therapies, or preventive measures – are tested in patients to determine if they are safe and effective. Running successful clinical trials requires highly ethical, organized and experienced personnel. One such professional recently joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in… Read More


Anniversary for Long Term Faculty Member

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Feb. 1st marks the 55th anniversary of James W. Pate, M.D. as an active faculty member of the College of Medicine.  Dr. Pate has participated in  many of the dramatic changes in UTCHS and in local and national teaching, training, research, and health care delivery. He still participates in student and resident conferences and lectures… Read More


UTHSC Researchers Draw National Attention for Findings that Could Lead to Possible Treatment for Those with Most Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disease that affects 2.3 million people worldwide, a number that has gone up 10 percent in the past five years.