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UTHSC gets $250,000 grant from Pfizer

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $250,000 grant from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals to expand the number of medical professionals working in rheumatology, specifically by adding physician assistants and family nurse practitioners. The principal investigator is Dr. Debendra Pattanaik in the college of medicine.


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Memphis’ poor housing exacerbates lead exposure

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Daily Memphian:  News that several dozen Shelby County Schools have tested positive for lead in the drinking water has amped up attention on an issue that local experts say needs a megaphone. “We have over 200,000 homes in our city that are at high risk for lead exposure,” said Dr. Jason Yaun, associate professor in… Read More


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UTHSC negotiating details of West Tennessee Healthcare teaching partnership 

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is knee-deep in negotiations to add West Tennessee Healthcare to its network of teaching hospitals.


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Sickle cell experts seek treatment advances at Norfleet Forum

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The world of sickle cell research paid quiet homage Friday to Memphis entrepreneur and civic leader Frank M. Norfleet. Instead of endowing a university research chair or a hospital wing, he left money when he died in 2012 to bring researchers here every year to discuss big issues in medicine. This year’s one-day Norfleet Forum… Read More


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UTHSC researcher gets $3 million to study loss of muscle in aging process 

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Dr. Qi Zhao is a data epidemiologist. Her lab is her small office in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center doctors’ office building on North Pauline, where these days she’s crunching realms of data on the grip strength of people in their 60s and the speed of their gait, and then cross-referencing it with… Read More


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St. Jude wins $130 million contract to improve flu vaccine

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has won a national contract to create a flu vaccine that will be as effective for people with underlying conditions, including obesity, as the healthy. “It’s going to be a challenge,” said Dr. Chasity Shelton, assistant dean in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy. “The researchers… Read More


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Assistant surgeon general visit first in UTHSC history

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In a world of rising opioid addiction, vaping and oral cancers, 2019 is the year of oral health, says Rear Admiral Timothy Ricks, both the chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and the nation’s assistant surgeon general.


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‘Party with a cause’ 

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Members and allies of the Mid-South LGBTQ community gathered Downtown to celebrate Memphis Pride Fest on Saturday afternoon. Companies and organizations from in and around Memphis that participated in the event included International Paper, ServiceMaster, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, AutoZone and more. Each had employees on-hand to deliver a message of inclusion.