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Kids receive white coats from program that hopes to encourage careers in medicine

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Look at these future doctors! The University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted the annual “Determined to Be a Doctor Someday” White Coat Ceremony on Saturday. Seven kids ages 2 – 5 received their white coats for wanting to become a doctor after a six-month program. The program hopes to expose young people to careers… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Wins CORNET Award in Drug Discovery

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Sue Chin Lee, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded the UTHSC/Southern Research Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Award in Drug Discovery and Development for studying treatments that target anti-tumor immunity.


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University of Tennessee doctor, professor gets grant for breast cancer research

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A professor at the University of Tennessee has been given a grant to continue to study the development of drugs to fight the late stages of breast cancer. Murali Yallapu, an assistant professor in the college of pharmacy at UT, got a $439,818 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research.


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Morning Break: Suicide Surge; Google Salutes Apgar; Hooked on Vaping

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With CDC data showing a 25% increase in the suicide rate in the New Millennium, advice about how to get help for someone who might be suicidal is in order. (CNN) In sadly related news, celebrity chef, author, and TV travel show host Anthony Bourdain apparently took his own life in a French hotel. (CNN)… Read More


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Eye can’t believe it: Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center to provide free cataract surgery worth $150k — 5 notes

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Memphis-based Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center will host the second-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15 and 16.


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The College of Medicine graduation at UT Health Science Center (Photos)

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A photo gallery from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine graduation ceremony held on May 25 at the Cook Convention Center.


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University of Tennessee opens Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated the opening of the $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) in Memphis in May of 2018. Designed by brg3s architects, the three-story, 45,000-sf facility will enable students from the colleges of dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, graduate health sciences, and medicine to train… Read More


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‘Embrace the gift of life’: Mother accepts medical degree after son’s suicide

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Julian took his life just two months shy of graduating with a doctorate in medicine from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. JaQuette said he left a two-page letter addressing family members and his fellow classmates. In it, she said, Julian shared his battle with depression, as well as love for those he left behind.