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Dr. Desirée Burroughs-Ray Appointed to SMA’s Education Committee

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Dr. Burroughs-Ray has been involved with SMA since 2022. She has served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2020 and was appointed Associate Program Director of their combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency in 2021. In addition, Dr. Burroughs-Ray serves as faculty advisor for the Internal Medicine… Read More

A.T. Still Research Institute hosts 15th annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium

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The keynote speaker was Dennis Black, MD. Dr. Black is the James Dustin Buckman professor of pediatrics and professor of physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He serves as scientific director of the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Memphis, as well as vice president for research for Le Bonheur Children’s… Read More

Dr. Duane Miller selected as top professor emeritus of the year 2024 by IAOTP

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Dr. Duane Miller, Professor Emeritus, was recently selected as Top Professor Emeritus of the Year for 2024 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to academia.

10 common food and medication interactions to avoid

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“There are about a dozen different dosages your doctor can prescribe. That’s because the dosage has to be just right for your thyroid to function correctly,” says Ashley Ellis, PharmD, ImPAcT Program Director at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Food can block absorption of the drug in your small intestine, effectively lowering your dose… Read More

How to eat more without piling on the pounds this festive season

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“These foods bypass our normal fullness mechanisms, which is why you could eat them all day and not feel full. Over time, your body becomes less sensitive to these foods, so you have to eat more just to get the same dopamine rush,” according to Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, physician and assistant professor at the… Read More

MDMA approval for post-traumatic stress disorder could come in 2024

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The Food and Drug Administration soon may approve the recreational psychedelic drug MDMA — alongside supportive therapy — to treat post-traumatic stress disorder after two late-stage studies found it effective. MDMA facilitates empathy and openness and decreases defensiveness, but it also induces neuroplasticity — the ability of neurons to rewire and strengthen connections, said Ronald… Read More

Tennessee universities, typically rivals, come together to encourage college enrollment

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The consortium of schools kicked off its “Four the Future” campaign Tuesday that features billboards, TV spots and digital media. The campaign will also include community meetings across the state. The unifying theme of the campaign is emblazoned across all its ads: “Tennessee universities support Tennessee communities.”

UTHSC College of Medicine, Shelby County Government Transform Health Care Access with Shelby Cares

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Leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and Shelby County government gathered Thursday to mark the opening of ShelbyCares on 3rd, a community health and wellness facility aimed at improving to access free health coaching, health prevention, and nutrition support classes for the underserved in the community.