“Across the board, individuals who had better glucose control due to intensive therapy had increased survival,” Dagogo-Jack said.
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“Our strategy isn’t to dilute anything that we do here in Memphis at all,’’ he said. “As a matter of fact, we see this as a wonderful opportunity to increase our complement (of new students) because now we’re in another arena where we can play.”
Maybe we are just paranoid, but news that the University of Tennessee plans to establish a health science center in Nashville should worry Memphians.
Samuel Dagogo-Jack, M.D., chief of the division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and colleagues randomly assigned 1,441 people with type 1 diabetes mellitus to either receive intensive management of their diabetes or conventional therapy.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center says it is looking at expanding its program in Nashville. “In fact, it increases our reach and makes us stronger both in Memphis and statewide,” Ken Brown, UTHSC executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer, said.
The aim is a satellite campus in Nashville in partnership with Saint Thomas Health that would be located on six acres near Saint Thomas West Hospital.
The university is planning to begin construction on a satellite campus adjacent to Saint Thomas West Hospital within the year, according to Ken Brown, UTHSC executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer.
Medical residents aren’t new to Saint Thomas Health, but a new neighbor — a planned $40-million University of Tennessee Health Science Center site — will up the ante considerably.