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Chancellor Says Growth in Enrollment, Clinical Revenue Make 2016-2017 a Win

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s academic and clinical performance over the last year has been at “a national caliber level,” Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said during his annual State of the University Address. Revenues were the highest ever for the university, and student recruitment and performance continued an upward trajectory. “I think we’ve… Read More


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Defending Childhood Shelby Improving Landscape for Shelby County Youth

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Local leaders, youth services providers, health care professionals, and law enforcement personnel came together in the spirit of collaboration toward the goal of improving the lives of children in Shelby County during a Trauma Informed Care Summit at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The summit was hosted by Defending Childhood Shelby, a federally… Read More


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West Cancer Center and UTHSC Welcome D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, to Lead Cancer Research Initiative

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Dr. Hayes to serve as Scientific Director, Medical Oncologist, and Van Vleet Endowed Professor West Cancer Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are proud to announce the appointment of D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, as the scientific director of the UT/West Institute for… Read More


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UTHSC’s Giancarlo Mari Wins 2017 Innovation Award

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is dedicated to reducing the infant mortality rate in Shelby County and beyond, Giancarlo Mari, MD, FACOG, FAIUM, MBA, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said Wednesday in accepting an award for the innovative work he leads to achieve this goal. Dr. Mari, who… Read More


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College of Medicine Honors Outstanding Alumni During Awards Luncheon

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Five distinguished alumni were honored during the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Medicine’s Outstanding Alumni Awards luncheon September 15. The event was held at the Westin Memphis Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Outstanding Alumnus: Mark S. Gaylord, MD (COM ’78) Dr. Mark Gaylord has placed… Read More


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Krukowski Awarded $3.3 Million to Study Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

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  Although quitting smoking leads to significant improvements in health, most people gain about 10 pounds when they quit smoking, which is a deterrant for some people. Ideally there should be treatment “packages” that would not require people to choose between quitting smoking and gaining weight. Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, associate professor in the Department of… Read More


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Wilson Elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Thaddeus Wilson, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Radiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The designation of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their… Read More


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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