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College of Dentistry at UTHSC Reaccredited by American Dental Association

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, the nation’s largest dental association. The major programs in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene were reaccredited without any recommendations, and the entire portfolio of advanced residency training programs received… Read More


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Battling belly fat: Specialized immune cells impair metabolism in aging

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In a new study, Yale researchers have described how nervous systems and immune systems talk to each other to control metabolism and inflammation. Their finding furthers scientists’ understanding of why older adults fail to burn stored belly fat, which raises the risk of chronic disease. The study also points to potential therapeutic approaches to target… Read More


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Recovering opioid addict: Expanding access to treatment only way to curb epidemic

WREG

As lawmakers, prosecutors, doctors and law enforcement officers all battle over how to solve the heroin and opioid epidemic, one man, a recovering addict, says he knows the answer. He doesn’t want to use his name or show his face, so we’ll call him John. “It comes back to the stigmas of addiction,” he said.


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A Memphis mothers gives her daughter a second chance at life with the help of Le Bonheur

WREG

When you look at these faces, it’s easy to see 6-year-old Ariana Jones and her mom, Maria Mitchell, are not your average daughter and mother, but they’re two people with a special bond. “We take for granted we’re going to wake up and everything will be fine and it’s business as usual, but that’s not… Read More


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Stern Named UTHSC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Statewide Initiatives

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David M. Stern, MD, has been named vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives, a new position at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He began his new role last month. In his previous role as executive dean and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs, he amassed a long list of accomplishments including recruiting… Read More


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UTHSC partners with Southern Research on drug discovery

The Memphis Business Journal

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, or UTHSC, has formed a partnership with Birmingham’s Southern Research to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs to address unmet medical needs. The program links the drug discovery and development expertise of Southern Research with UTHSC’s research network, which spans four campuses and has been… Read More


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UTHSC, Southern Research Partner for New Drugs

The Daily News

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Southern Research have formed a partnership to advance research that could lead to new drugs that address unmet medical needs. The collaborative program links the drug discovery and development expertise of Birmingham, Alabama-based Southern Research with UTHSC’s four-campus research network, according to a news release. The new… Read More


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A workforce of addiction medicine specialists starts in Memphis

High Ground

Like the rest of the country, Tennessee hasn’t been a spared the opioid crisis. Between 2011 and 2015, over 6,000 lives were lost in the state due to overdose deaths from opioids. There are other longstanding addiction problems as well. For instance, alcohol is still the most commonly abused substance in Tennessee. About 1 in… Read More