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Associate Professor Patricia J. Dubin, MD, of UTHSC Named Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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For Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s new chief of pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine, Patricia J. Dubin, MD, who is also an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), pursuing new treatments for respiratory issues is more than just a passion –… Read More


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UTHSC to Graduate 778 New Health Care Professionals

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A total of 778 health care professionals will graduate this month from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in six separate ceremonies in Memphis and one in Knoxville. The graduates include 122 from the College of Dentistry, 31 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 242 from the College of Health Professions, 160 from… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Only Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center in 150-Mile Radius

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Sandeep Rajan, MD, knows how appropriate diagnosis and comprehensive care can change the lives of patients suffering from rare and complex benign blood disorders, such as hemophilia and thrombosis. As a hematologist, he’s seen a wheelchair-bound patient become ambulatory and another stop needing dialysis, once their blood conditions were properly treated and regulated. Dr. Rajan,… Read More


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UTHSC Gives HOSA Students an Inside Look Into the World of Health Care

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On Friday, March 24, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC ) Simulation Program and Department of Graduate Medical Education partnered with the Tennessee Rural Partnership, a non-profit workforce collective, and hosted 40 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students from western Tennessee. This was the first symposium held on the UTHSC campus but… Read More


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UTHSC Study to Help African Americans with Uncontrolled Diabetes Better Manage Their Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is heading a coalition of primary care providers in the Mid-South in a program to help African-American adults diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease. Led by James Bailey, MD, MPH, professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Health System Improvement… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Amali E. Samarasinghe Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Functions of White Blood Cells as Protectors Against Influenza Infections

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, has received a $1,919,402 award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Samarasinghe will investigate the mechanisms by which certain white blood cells regulate antiviral immune responses against influenza… Read More


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Mukta Panda, MD, Receives Mastership in the American College of Physicians

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Mukta Panda, MD, FACP, assistant dean for Medical Education, professor of medicine and program director of the transitional year residency program for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.… Read More


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Data Analysis by Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Institute at UT Health Science Center Finds Lower Risk of Infection Over Time with LASIK Surgery than with Contacts

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Which causes fewer eye infections – contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A metadata analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of… Read More