Publisher: Memphis Medical News


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Radiation Oncologist Targets Cancer Inequities

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When David Schwartz, MD, was finishing college at Stanford, he wasn’t sure what was next. There was possibly law school, a career in literature or a few other options, but medical school didn’t top the list. “I had worked as a camp counselor every summer, and then I got an opportunity to be a counselor… Read More


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Growing Challenges in a Shrinking Field

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As one of only a very small number of pediatric neuro-ophthalmologists in the nation, in a field that medical experts say is in rapid decline, Lauren Ditta, MD, says versatility is key in her profession. A subspecialist in neurology and ophthalmology, Dr. Ditta believes her job brings with it a series of challenges that include:… Read More


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 UTHSC Researcher Receives $600,000 Grant for Chlamydia Study

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John V. Cox, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, and associate dean in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research of Chlamydia, one of the most… Read More


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Memphis Researchers Target Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Clinical researchers at West Cancer Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) believe they may be close to a breakthrough in determining not only the factors that increase the risk of a particular type of breast cancer, but also developing alternative therapies.


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UTHSC Contributed $4 Billion to State’s Economy in 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 study released last month that 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… Read More


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UTHSC Scientists Win Grant to Study Taste-Behavior Link

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Two scientists from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) – John D. Boughter, Jr., PhD, and Max Fletcher, PhD – have received a five-year $2.27 million grant through the National Institutes of Health for their project entitled “Spatial taste coding in mouse gustatory cortex.” Their work explores how an important sensory system is… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Receives DOD Prostate Cancer Research Grant

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Jay Fowke, PhD, MPH, chief of the Division of Epidemiology and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded an $843,694 grant from the Department of Defense for his research project entitled, “Prostate Tissue Gene Expression Patterns Predict Prostate Tissue Inflammation, Aggressive Prostate Cancer,… Read More


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Paper Published by UTHSC Cancer Researcher Notes Critical Role of STAT3

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A paper authored by Lawrence M. Pfeffer, PhD, a professor in the Department of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been published in the journal Oncotarget, entitled “The critical role that STAT3 plays in glioma-initiating cells: STAT3 addiction in glioma.” The paper… Read More