Publisher: Memphis Medical News


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


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


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


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


UTHSC Names Associate Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

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Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).


UT- Methodist Transplant Institute Names Director of Research

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Valeria Raquel Mas, PhD, has been named Director of Transplant Research for the UT- Methodist Transplant Institute. She will also hold the Transplant Institute Endowed Professorship in Translational Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


State Clinical and Translational Science Institute Established

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have formed the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) to address health inequities in the Southern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the American South represented the largest population growth by region in 2017. Comprised of 17 states stretching from Texas, Oklahoma,… Read More


St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants Awarded to St. Jude, UTHSC Researchers

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding childhood cancer research, has awarded more than $650,000 in new grants to support researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Based in Los Angeles, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is one of the nation’s largest private funder of… Read More