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UTHSC adds meditative stress-busters to community of the stressed

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Monday, the first full day of the first full week of classes in many high-stress graduate programs in health sciences, the treadmills and ellipticals were humming in the workout room in the Student Alumni Center at 800 Madison. Around the corner in the Schreier Auditorium, dozens and dozens of students and staff were breathing quietly,… Read More


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College students return to school at campuses across Memphis

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One of the sweetest back-to-school stories this week played out at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Friday afternoon when 170 new medical students put on their new white coats in a ceremony playing out in medical schools everywhere as fall semesters begin. The ceremony for University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of… Read More


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UTHSC, U of M share $6 million to improve rural health care

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Two nursing programs in Memphis have received $6 million to improve access to primary and maternal care and mental health services in parts of the Mid-South where care is spotty. The federal money from the Health Resources and Services Administration will be split between nursing programs at the University of Memphis and University of Tennessee… Read More


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Le Bonheur helps child find voice with reconstructed larynx, airway

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Late Friday, a clearly elated Dr. Jerome Thompson described the surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital that gave Cooper Kilburn, 2, his voice, the first reconstructed child larynx and airway passage ever recorded. Thompson started the announcement by pulling out his cellphone and playing for TV cameras a clip – with the sound on high… Read More


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UTHSC researcher using AI to identify glaucoma before it’s crippling

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If he had a choice, Siamak Yousefi would have an office made of dry-erase boards. As it is, the windows of his corner office in the Hamilton Eye Institute are covered with his jottings, a real-time peek into the mind of a researcher whose groundbreaking work on artificial intelligence and algorithms offer an enormous boost… Read More


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At-home advocates help chronic ER users reduce drain on system

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Medicine in general and insurance companies in particular could save a bundle on their “super utilizers,” those really sick patients who tend be well-known in the ER, if they would remember how comforting it is to have a knowledgeable friend drop by the house and chat, especially in the days and weeks after being in… Read More


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UTHSC professor awarded $1.9M to investigate inflammatory eye responses

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Nikhlesh K. Singh, assistant professor in the physiology department at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate inflammatory responses in the eye that can lead to loss of vision.


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UTHSC researcher leads local participation in diabetes study

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Dr. Karen C. Johnson is among principal investigators on a six-year nationwide diabetes prevention clinical trial that released findings today at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.