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Catherine Womack, MD, Named Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for the UTHSC College of Medicine

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UTHSC College of Medicine Executive Dean Scott Strome, MD, has named Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for the College of Medicine. “The college is fortunate to have someone like Dr. Womack serve as associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions,” Dr. Strome said. “Dr. Womack is truly dedicated to helping students… Read More


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UTHSC SafeMed Study Shows Way to Provide Better Care at Lower Cost for People in Greatest Need

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Intensive post-discharge outpatient care for the most high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients after hospital stays can reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and lower overall costs, according to findings of the SafeMed study conducted by a multidisciplinary team from UT Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system. The findings are published in the current issue of… Read More


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UTHSC and Community Partners Meet to Reenforce Commitment to Youth Affected by Trauma

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Mental health professionals, juvenile justice officials, educators, social services providers, and community leaders are meeting today at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to cap three years of work by the UTHSC Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth and its partners to educate the community on the effects of trauma and adverse childhood… Read More


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Kara Caruthers of UTHSC Honored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women

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Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant program director and associate professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) program in the UTHSC College of Medicine, was recently honored by the Memphis chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women during the group’s President’s Awards Ceremony. She received the organization’s 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Health.… Read More


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Free Services Worth $75,000 Provided at Third-Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon

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The third-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center gave 24 patients the gift of sight Saturday. This year’s efforts were led by Kourtney Houser, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute, and Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC. Patients from… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga, MD, Co-Authors Paper on Potential New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

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Newly published results from a multinational study co-authored by Kenneth Ataga, MD, director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Consortium for Sickle Cell Disease and Non-Malignant Hematology Research, indicated voxelotor, a novel experimental drug for sickle cell disease, reduced anemia and boosted… Read More


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Board of Trustees Approve UTHSC Budget Proposal

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Message from the Chancellor: I am pleased to report the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the UTHSC budget at their meeting this past Friday, June 21. As I articulated in our recent Town Hall, “It is a good, but challenging budget year.” Key points: Tuition was held to increases of only $200 per… Read More


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Singh Awarded $1.9M to Investigate Inflammatory Responses in the Eye That Can Lead to Vision Loss

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Retinal neovascularization (RNV) occurs when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. While wound repair in the skin and many other tissues involves neovascularization, in the eye, neovascularization can cause severe vision loss and blindness. Nikhlesh K. Singh, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at… Read More