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UT/Methodist Transplant Institute Recruits Internationally Known Transplant Surgeon as Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation

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Internationally known transplant surgeon and researcher Daniel G. Maluf, MD, has been named professor of surgery, surgical director of liver transplantation, and director of live donor transplantation for the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute. He will also hold the Transplant Institute Endowed Professorship in Liver Transplantation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “This is a… Read More


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Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Gives Nearly 50 Patients The Gift of Sight

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For ophthalmologist Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC, the highlight of the second-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Friday and Saturday was watching the 100 volunteers who sacrificed their time to serve others and give the gift of sight. “That was my favorite… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute to Provide Free Cataract Surgery to More Than 50 Patients During Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15-16

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Tommy Fowler’s vision was reduced to a fog or a blur. “The light would have to be just right, or I couldn’t see. Still, Fowler continued to pursue his daily tasks, until he had a car wreck and knew something had to be done. Fowler, who’s from Rienzi, Mississippi, found help in 2017 through the… Read More


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Penny Asbell Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC

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Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Asbell comes to UTHSC from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York,… Read More


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Muneeza Khan Named Chair of UTHSC Department of Family Medicine

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Muneeza Khan, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She previously served as interim chair. “Dr. Khan’s commitment to the Department of Family Medicine and its core education commitment is unwavering,” UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said. “Her outstanding… Read More


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University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More


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UTHSC Spring Commencement Among Largest on Record

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center spring commencement was among the largest on record for the university. A total of 781 health professionals graduated from the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Professions, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy at the commencement exercises held this month. From 2013, the university saw a 20 percent increase… Read More


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Lee Selected for CORNET Award in Drug Discovery and Development for Studying Anti-Tumor Immunity Treatments

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Sue Chin Lee, PhD, assistant professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded the UTHSC/Southern Research (SR) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Award in Drug Discovery and Development for studying treatments that target anti-tumor immunity. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have… Read More