Publisher: Memphis Medical News


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UTHSC Professor Wins CORNET Award in Drug Discovery

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Sue Chin Lee, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded the UTHSC/Southern Research Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Award in Drug Discovery and Development for studying treatments that target anti-tumor immunity.


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UTHSC to Open $39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement May 11

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) plans to open its $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) on May 11. The 45,000-square-foot, facility at 26 South Dunlap is dedicated to education, research, and professional development of enhanced clinical skills using standardized patients (actors trained to portray patients), high-fidelity patient simulators… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has launched the Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2). Operating as a separate 501(c) (3) subsidiary of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), CTN2 was created to enable UTHSC clinical research faculty to design, solicit, and conduct robust statewide clinical trials with the overarching goal of… Read More


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Dr. Alan Blanton Heads UTHSC Dental Sleep Medicine Center

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Dr. Alan Blanton, who was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea, 11 years ago, today is director of the William F. Slagle Center for Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


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UTHSC Selects Director of Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1.


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UTHSC Names Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

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Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named interim associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In this role, she will provide executive leadership for and oversee several administrative units that provide centralized campus support activities and services to students, including the Offices of Admissions, Financial… Read More


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UTHSC’s Growth Dramatic Under Brown’s Guidance

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“I hear it all the time. People say, ‘The Health Science Center is one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets,” complains Dr. Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Well, we don’t want to be the best-kept secret – we want to… Read More


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Demand for Nurses Grows Despite Retention Efforts

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As the demand for nurses grows, some Mid-South hospitals have responded to the shortage with various recruitment and retention strategies. But despite the efforts, several experts say hospitals will continue to face staffing challenges because of the retirement of baby boomers, an aging population, and a shortage of nursing faculty in higher education. Memphis-area hospitals compete for… Read More