Former Gov. Winfield Dunn, a dentist who served as Tennessee’s governor from 1971-75, was honored today with a bronze bust unveiled in the lobby of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry building that bears his name.
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Thanks to a recent donation of two Nissan Rogue crossover vehicles from Delta Dental of Tennessee, students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry can now carpool together when traveling back and forth from Memphis to the new clinical site in the Healing Hands Health Center in Bristol, Tenn.
Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, has received a $100,o00 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study a recurrent form of breast cancer.
In making the appointment, David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, said UTHSC is “delighted and honored” that Dr. Shack will lead the college’s Chattanooga campus.
“We are excited to encourage individuals who have innovative ideas that will draw people, activity, and attention to the Memphis Medical District,” said Ken Brown, chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and an MMDC board member. “UTHSC is proud to support this program as a way to showcase some of the District’s great assets, talent, and investments.”
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is moving pieces in place to ensure the school will be in prime position to attract students who want to have the most advanced facilities.
Dr. Valeria Vásquez, an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, has received a $120,000 grant from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation to study the causes of chronic pain.
A $1.66 million federal research grant will allow a University of Tennessee Health Science Center scientist in Memphis to track down the role of a brain chemical called dopamine. Associate professor Fu-Ming Zhou won the five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of more than two dozen in the National Institutes of Health.
A University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor received a $1.6 million grant to study the role of dopamine in Parkinson’s disease. Fu-Ming Zhou, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine, received the grant, distributed over five years, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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