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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


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Pickup Selected As Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Leigh Anne Pickup, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was… Read More


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UTHSC Welcomes 984 New Students to Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center kicked off the back-to-school season by welcoming 984 new students to campus. Eight orientations were held to acclimate the 127 Dentistry, 97 Graduate Health Sciences, 229 Health Professions, 169 Medicine, 187 Nursing, and 175 Pharmacy students to campus. The new fall class had an increase in enrollment of… Read More


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University Photographer Thurman Hobson Retires after 47 Years

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Back in the summer of 1970, fresh from a stint in the Air Force that took him to Greenland, Japan and Korea, Thurman Hobson came to what is now the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The 23-year-old Manassas High School graduate signed on at the university as a photographer’s assistant. Forty-seven years later, Hobson,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ken Brown and Altha Stewart Receive 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards

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Two outstanding leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center won top awards last night at the Memphis Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony. UTHSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, received the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence. Altha Stewart, MD, associate… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Welcomes More Than 170 New Student Doctors During White Coat Ceremony

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) welcomed more than 170 new student health care professionals during its Parents Appreciation Day/White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 11. More than 900 guests were in attendance overall. The day began with a Continental Breakfast in the Schreier Auditorium in the UTHSC… Read More