Publisher: Memphis Medical News


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Assistant Professor Awarded Grant to Improve Outcomes

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Satya Surbhi, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Center for Health System Improvement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received a $100,000 grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation to pursue research in improving medication adherence for low-income Tennessee Medicaid users.  


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New Hope, More Options For Breast Cancer Patients

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A number of medical and surgical oncologists in the Memphis area who specialize in breast cancer say they believe local healthcare systems and cancer centers have moved a step closer to improving cure rates because of the recent addition of new technologies, surgical techniques, partnerships and market-approved medications.


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Role of Oral Health Growing In Overall Healthcare Picture

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The role dental health plays in a patient’s overall health traditionally has been overlooked by many in the healthcare field, but this situation has begun to change with the success of collaborations between primary care physicians and dentists, according to noted authorities attending the recent National Oral Health Conference in Memphis… Dr. Hodge and Orpheus… Read More


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UTHSC Anesthesiology Program Gains Approval

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received accreditation for a new anesthesiology residency program in its College of Medicine. The residency program was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) following a detailed application process that involved collaboration by the university and its partner teaching hospitals. The inaugural cohort of… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $3.1 Million for Nicotine Research

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Ha Chen, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and Robert W. Williams, PhD, a professor and chair in the Department of Generics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been awarded over $3.14 million in funding to establish an innovative, diverse research model, which will be… Read More


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Shaved Heads Result in Fellowship Grants

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $175,612 fellowship grant to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a $5,000 Summer Fellowship grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). St. Baldrick’s is a not-for-profit organization based in Monrovia, California, and the nation’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.


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UTHSC to Host African-American Alumni Reunion April 26-28

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Since the day when Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1964, 400 additional African-American medical students have followed suit. This month many are coming together to reflect on the past, grow in the present, and establish a solid legacy for… Read More


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UTHSC’s Glazer Awarded $100,000 SSAT Grant

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:Evan S. Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS, assistant professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded $100,000 from the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) to study a protein’s role in pancreatic cancer… Read More