Publisher: Memphis Medical News


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


UTHSC Chief Neurology Resident Plays Country Music’s Most Famous Stage

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William Mays, MD, Chief Neurology Resident at the University y of Tennessee Health Science Center, joined the ranks of musicians that include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and even Elvis Presley when his band, the Barbershop Boys, performed at the Grand Ole Opry 2019 Midwinter Convention.


UTHSC Adopts Tuition Reduction for Out-of-State Students

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Out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will see reduced tuition rates for the coming academic year in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Health Sciences, as well as for the Dental Hygiene program in the College of Dentistry. At the same time, the UTHSC College of Nursing has reduced tuition… Read More


UTHSC Researcher Wins $1.4 Million NIH Grant

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Junling Wang, PhD, professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, has been awarded over $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further her research on the equity and economic effects of medication management therapy programs.


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


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


 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


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.