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UTHSC College of Medicine To Host Inaugural African-American Alumni Reunion April 26-28

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Since Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964, 400 additional African-American medical students have followed suit, making great strides in the field of medicine. Now, many are coming together to reflect on the past, grow in the present, and establish… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Has Research Published In Nature Communications

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote a paper that has been published in Nature Communications about the lipid components that modulate mechanosensation. Her paper is titled, “Dietary Fatty Acids Fine-Tune Piezo1 Mechanical Response.” Blood pressure, red blood cell… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Celebrates Match Day 2019

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined medical schools across the country today in celebrating Match Day with fourth-year medical students. Match Day is the day medical students learn the location results from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match, as to where they will complete residency training… Read More


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Harris Cohen Shares Radiology Expertise With International Counterparts Through Traveling Lectures

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Harris L. Cohen, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has spent his career in pediatric, fetal, obstetrical, and gynecologic imaging. He also travels internationally to share his expertise in the field. Last May, he served as an International Visiting Professor (IVP)… Read More


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UT Announces Program to Help Students ‘Achieve the Dream’

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University of Tennessee Interim President Randy Boyd has announced the creation of “UT Promise,” a financial aid program that will provide free tuition to qualifying Tennessee residents enrolling at University of Tennessee campuses located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin. The announcement was made at the annual State of UT Address held at the Nashville Public… Read More


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Two from UTHSC Honored with UT President’s Awards

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Two distinguished representatives of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the winners of the 2019 UT President’s Awards announced today by UT Interim President Randy Boyd. Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, UTHSC College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health, and Kathy Gibbs, MEd, MS, NCC, BCC, assistant vice chancellor for the… Read More


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Marko Radic PhD of UTHSC Publishes Paper Exploring a Novel Treatment Option for Lupus

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Marko Radic, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in Science Translational Medicine that explores a novel treatment option for Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using a targeted immunotherapy approach. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More


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College of Medicine Students Raise Funds to Help Cover Costs of Cancer Treatments for Incoming Classmate

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Students in the UTHSC College of Medicine Class of 2021 and 2022 recently wrapped up a T-shirt fundraiser to benefit an incoming classmate diagnosed with cancer. Josiah Brandt was set to begin medical school in the fall of 2018. Months before starting at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he traveled the… Read More