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Clinical drug trials network for Tennesseans shows promise

The Memphis Business Journal

Tennesseans’ opportunities to access clinical trial drugs are more limited than other parts of the country. But, a year-old initiative out of a local university is getting the state’s residents enrolled in early drug and medical device access. “This network meets a huge need for University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical research,” said… Read More


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New study by local health expert could add treatment option for sickle cell patients

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Memphis has one of the highest populations of adult sickle cell patients in the United States. About 1,700 patients have the disease, according to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.Right now, there are only a few FDA-approved treatment options for sickle cell disease, with the most recent treatment approved last year by the federal agency. Dr. Kenneth… Read More


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UTHSC professor awarded $1.9M to investigate inflammatory eye responses

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Nikhlesh K. Singh, assistant professor in the physiology department at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate inflammatory responses in the eye that can lead to loss of vision.


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Role of Oral Health Growing In Overall Healthcare Picture

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The role dental health plays in a patient’s overall health traditionally has been overlooked by many in the healthcare field, but this situation has begun to change with the success of collaborations between primary care physicians and dentists, according to noted authorities attending the recent National Oral Health Conference in Memphis… Dr. Hodge and Orpheus… Read More


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UTHSC Anesthesiology Program Gains Approval

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received accreditation for a new anesthesiology residency program in its College of Medicine. The residency program was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) following a detailed application process that involved collaboration by the university and its partner teaching hospitals. The inaugural cohort of… Read More


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Boom Town: Can Memphis Handle Its Growing Pains?

Memphis Flyer

You’re pumping up Memphis at an out-of-town cookout. Sun Studios and Stax? Check. Barbecue? Check. Humble-brag on Memphis water? Check. Now it’s time to turn up the heat and break out that bit sure to set the HGTV crowd salivating — affordable housing. “You can get a lot of house for a lot less in… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $3.1 Million for Nicotine Research

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Ha Chen, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and Robert W. Williams, PhD, a professor and chair in the Department of Generics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been awarded over $3.14 million in funding to establish an innovative, diverse research model, which will be… Read More


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UTHSC researcher leads local participation in diabetes study

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Dr. Karen C. Johnson is among principal investigators on a six-year nationwide diabetes prevention clinical trial that released findings today at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.