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Genotype associated with high-risk body fat patterns in black, white obese children

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The FADS1 genotype was associated with an unfavorable body composition and high-risk body fat distribution patterns in black and white children with severe obesity, according to study results presented at the 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference. “We conducted this study because we noticed that most of our patients eat modern western diets which contain… Read More


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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


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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).


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She launched a mentorship program to create more black healthcare professionals

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Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal is a dentist, social entrepreneur, and recently named Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity, one of nearly 300 people working worldwide to build fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies…Based in Memphis, Tennessee, and housed on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN, DDS provides mentorship connections with… Read More


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Doctor says some Memphis kids can’t recognize some fruits and vegetables

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Some kids in Memphis are so used to processed foods that they have trouble recognizing some types of actual fruits and vegetables, said Dr. Joan Han. She leads a pediatric obesity program at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Han’s fruit comment was one of the more colorful… Read More