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Two University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty members have received federal grants for their research. Monica M. Jablonski, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in UTHSC’s College of Medicine, was awarded more than $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to help uncover the underlying mechanisms that cause glaucoma and develop targeted therapies… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital names next president

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Michael Wiggins comes to Memphis-based Le Bonheur from Children’s Health, a pediatric health care system based in North Texas. A local search committee with members from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, donors and physicians, among others, selected Wiggins from a national search that yielded several candidates from across… Read More


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New Medical District apartment project slated for board vote

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Students attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center could soon have their first ever on-campus housing option. UTHSC currently does not have on-campus housing, but is hoping to change that through a public-private partnership with Henry Turley Co.


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Le Bonheur remedies issues at home, in addition to disease

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Started in January 2018 through a $350,000 grant from the state, the Family Resilience Initiative trains Le Bonheur pediatricians to identify issues that are getting in the way of children’s health and well-being. “There’s been increasing research and recognition over the past few years that adverse childhood experiences, that kids may be exposed to in… Read More


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Methodist Healthcare ends partnership with West Cancer Center, plans new institute

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and West Cancer Center have formally ended their partnership, with each organization pursuing new plans for cancer care. MLH says it now plans to form the Methodist Cancer Institute, a comprehensive cancer center, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


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Vaughan working on funding for more medical residencies in rural areas

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With an eye toward offering quality health care in Tennessee’s poorest areas, state Rep. Kevin Vaughan is negotiating with Gov. Bill Lee’s office for state money to fund more medical residency slots. Vaughan is making the push with University of Tennessee interim President Randy Boyd, who told The Daily Memphian in an interview this year… Read More


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UTHSC brings food service in-house with food trucks, franchising

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When students, faculty and staff started voting with their feet, going off campus for lunch, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center began to re-evaluate its food services. Traditionally, the public medical school relied on third-party food and facilities management companies to run its food court and campus dining services. “We had reached a point… Read More


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UTHSC advisory board elects Phil Wenk chairman at inaugural meeting

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center advisory board unanimously approved Dr. Phil Wenk, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Tennessee, as its chairman during its inaugural meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, on the university’s campus in Memphis. The board was created by the University of Tennessee Focusing on Campus and University Success (FOCUS) Act,… Read More