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One Year Later: A Look at UTHSC College of Medicine Alums Who Saved Lives During the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Emergency

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“I knew it was not an ordinary event when the resident called, rather than paged,” said trauma surgeon Chadwick P. Smith, MD, (UTHSC COM, 2001). Dr. Smith was the attending surgeon on call at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) the night of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. ORMC… Read More


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Annual Suicide Prevention Conference Taking Place at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the Memphis Healing Center’s 8th annual Suicide and the Black Church Conference on June 14 from 1-4 p.m., and June 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Student-Alumni Center located at 800 Madison Avenue. “I Survived and So Can You” is this year’s theme… Read More


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Inaugural Cataract-A-Thon at UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute Gives Gift of Sight to Those in Need

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Thirty people saw the world differently when they walked out of the Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Friday, June 2. They were patients in the inaugural Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon, a daylong outreach effort by multiple organizations, corporate sponsors, and volunteers to provide free cataract surgeries to individuals,… Read More


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George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor Gadiparthi N. Rao of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives More Than $6 Million in Grant Renewals from National Institutes of Health Over 10-Month Span

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  As one of the leading scientists in the world in the field of cardiovascular biology, Gadiparthi N. Rao, PhD, is understandably busy. The George and Elizabeth Malloy Professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), he has had four grants renewed by… Read More


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High-Risk Obstetrical Care Program Developed at UTHSC and Regional One Health Expands Internationally

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A simulation program created by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health to train health care workers to more efficiently handle obstetrical emergencies has helped improve care in Memphis and Shelby County, and is now expanding internationally. The program was founded approximately five years ago by Giancarlo Mari, MD,… Read More


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Investigator Lawrence T. Reiter, PhD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $418,000 Grant for New Antieplieptic Drug Treatment Study

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Lawrence T. Reiter, PhD, has received a new grant award totaling $418,000 from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The purpose of this study is to identify currently approved medications that can potentially be repurposed for antiepileptics in… Read More


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UTHSC Resident James Earl Corley Finds Lessons Learned as Contestant on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” Make Him a Better Physician

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Internal medicine resident James Earl Corley, MD, was charting some orders in the busy ICU at Methodist University Hospital, when a family member of a patient stuck his head out of a door and asked, “Is your name James Earl?” The physician smiled and answered in the affirmative. “We thought that was you. He loves… Read More


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Gadiparthi Rao Receives UTHSC College of Medicine’s Malloy Professorship

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  Gadiparthi Rao, PhD, one of the leading scientists in the world in the field of cardiovascular biology and distinguished professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the George and Elizabeth Malloy Professorship, which is given to meet the research… Read More