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UTHSC Researcher Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Study Risk Factors and Racial Disparities Related to Post-Stroke Disability

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Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating form of stroke, striking relatively young individuals and carrying a mortality rate of almost 40 percent. About 30 percent of those who do survive will experience severe long-term disability and require skilled care for the remainder of their lives. Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the… Read More


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Four Receive Outstanding College of Medicine Alumni Awards for 2018

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Four UTHSC alumni members were selected to receive 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards from the College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon is part of the College of Medicine Alumni Weekend in September. The honorees are Paul Blaylock, MD, JD; Dennis Higdon, MD; Elijah Dudney, MD; and… Read More


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UTHSC Had Many Winners in 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center can proudly claim many of the winners of the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards. The annual awards were bestowed Tuesday night during a ceremony at the Holiday Inn University. They celebrate the best in Memphis health care in several categories. Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN,… Read More


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UTHSC Cancer Researcher Published Paper Noting Critical Role Certain Proteins Play in Glioblastoma Tumor Growth

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Despite advances in surgery and therapy, Glioblastoma (GBM) remains the most common and deadliest brain cancer in adults. Research shows that Glioblastoma tumor recurrence and therapeutic resistance has been attributed to Glioma-Initiating Cells (GICs) within the tumor that display several characteristics of neural stem cells. “With a median patient survival rate between 10-15 months, identifying… Read More


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Boughter and Fletcher of UTHSC Receive $2.27 Million Grant for Research Offering Insights into Link Between Taste and Behavior

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Dietary decisions play a vital role in the progression of a number of human conditions (obesity, diabetes, anorexia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, etc.), and arguably the most important factor regulating these decisions is the sense of taste. New research from University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) scientists John D. Boughter, Jr., PhD, and Max… Read More


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Amali Samarasinghe Researching Answers to Questions About Infectious Diseases

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For Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, research is simply about seeking answers to cross-cutting research questions related to infectious diseases. With UTHSC since 2012, Dr. Samarasinghe is an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry. “Unveiling truths about our health and wellness challenge me regularly,” she said. “I believe that much remains… Read More


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Report Shows UTHSC Contributed $4 Billion to Tennessee’s Economy in FY 2017

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center contributed approximately $4 billion to the Tennessee economy in Fiscal Year 2017, according to a new study designed to gauge the university’s total economic impact on the state. The 2017 Economic Impact Report was done by Cyril F. Chang, PhD, professor of economics at the Fogelman College of… Read More


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Kosten Foundation Awards $300,000 Grant to UTHSC Pancreatic Cancer Research Team

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The Herb Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer has awarded a $300,000 grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to support its pancreatic cancer research efforts. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose, primarily because there are no definitive symptoms. It is also the third-deadliest form of cancer. Research efforts are… Read More