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UTHSC Part of International Colorectal Cancer Study Renewed for Five Years with $10 Million for Innovative Research

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A major international study of colorectal cancer called the ColoCare Study, which includes the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a five-year renewal with $10 million from the National Institutes of Health to fuel new innovations in colorectal cancer treatment. This next phase of the project will focus on developing new medical interventions… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.85 Million For Research Project on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $2.85 million from the National Institute on Aging for a project that will deepen understanding of how mitochondria influence the aging process and age-related diseases. David Ashbrook, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, is the principal investigator on the study examining how sex, diet, age, and… Read More


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Leadership Memphis Honors Jon McCullers as One of 10 Change Makers

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Leadership Memphis has honored Jon McCullers, MD, as one of ten 2022 Change Makers for his work in infectious disease. Besides helping leaders and laypeople understand the complexities of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the various treatments, he was at the forefront of building testing and vaccination systems that quickly benefited everyday citizens. Change Makers are… Read More


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Brad Baker Race for Sight 5K Provides Life-Changing Care in Memphis and Abroad

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The fifth annual Brad Baker Race for Sight 5K kicks off Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m. at Shelby Farms. Hosted by Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Lions Club, the race serves as a fundraiser to provide vision treatments for underserved people in Memphis and abroad. “We’re unique as a Lions Club since we’re all doctors and medical… Read More


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Black Student Association Celebrates 30 Years of Honoring Outstanding Black Student Leaders

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Seven exemplary students were honored Friday, February 25, during the 30th annual Black Student Association (BSA) Awards Ceremony at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Held virtually for the past two years because of the pandemic, the ceremony honors the accomplishments of graduating Black student leaders from each of the six colleges at UTHSC.… Read More


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UTHSC/UCH Close Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Location

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UTHSC/UCH close COVID-19 testing site Feb. 28, 2022.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and its clinical practice partner, University Clinical Health (UCH), today closed the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at 3 N. Dunlap St. on the UTHSC Memphis campus. The closure reflects the decline in demand for testing. UCH will continue offering COVID-19 testing at its 1068 Cresthaven location, Monday… Read More


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UTHSC Student Discovers, Beats Cancer First Year in Medical School

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Abraham Almatari always knew he wanted to be a doctor. But he had no idea going to medical school would save his life. As a college athlete and rock climber, he wanted to go into orthopedics. But things quickly changed thanks to an ultrasound lab during his first year at UTHSC. “We didn’t have standardized… Read More


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Chancellor’s Inaugural Address Applauds ‘Noble Mission,’ Outlines Work Ahead

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UTHSC Chancellor Peter Buckley delivers his Inaugural Address Tuesday, February 22.

Twenty days into his tenure as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Peter Buckley, MD, Tuesday gave his Inaugural Address, noting that UTHSC has many strengths, including impressive leadership at all levels, momentum in research, a strong statewide academic and clinical presence, and a supportive environment for its faculty, staff,… Read More