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Ballo Begins New Roles At UTHSC, West Clinic

The Daily News

Dr. Matthew T. Ballo has received appointments as founding chairman of the new Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and director of radiation oncology at the UT/West Clinic… Ballo will play a key role in expanding the radiation/oncology program at UT/West Clinic. He also has plans to develop a radiation oncology… Read More


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Local Infant Mortality Rates Decrease, But African-Americans Still Disproportionately Affected

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This is part of a series on pediatric healthcare challenges in this region.  Organizations profiled in this series include the BLUES Project, which is part of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is fighting infant mortality


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Mar. 20: UTHSC/Urban Child Institute: Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health:

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University of Memphis: 678-2000, memphis.edu. … Mar. 20: UTHSC/Urban Child Institute: Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health: “Early Brain Development and Function: Impact on Social and Health Outcomes,” 7:15a–3:30p, 385-4242, urbanchildinstitute.org/brain-awareness-2014.  


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Norfleet Forum to Focus on Brain Development

The Daily News

The event is part of the 2014 Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health, presented by the Urban Child Institute, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Preventive Medicine, the UTHSC Neuroscience Institute and the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. The forum is open to the public, health care workers and researchers for… Read More


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Mother’s campaign wins experimental drug for son at Memphis-based St. Jude

The Commercial Appeal

Dr. Ari VanderWalde, the new associate vice chancellor of clinical trial research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center said cases like Josh’s are extremely complicated, highly charged and center not only on the patient seeking an unproven drug, but the risk of jeopardizing others in the future who would get it.


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UT appoints stroke expert to lead efforts to address high stroke mortality rates

High Ground

The newly appointed Semmes-Murphey Professor and chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Neurology says he plans to take stroke care in Memphis to a higher level by partnering with local hospitals, enhancing existing stroke centers and recruiting more vascular neurologists to the city.


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UTHSC Hosts Lifeblood Drive 3/12

The Commercial Appeal

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Lifeblood host community blood drive: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday in the UTHSC General Education Building (rooms B201-B204), 8 S. Dunlap. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 901-529-6320 for an appointment. Visit clublifeblood.org.


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2014 Norfleet Forum featured in DeSoto Magazine

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By the time a child is age three, about 80 percent of the brain has been formed, said Herrod, former dean of the College of Medicine at UTHSC and former vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.