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Movers & Shakers: Marie Chisholm-Burns

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy, has received several prestigious honors recently. She is the recipient of the 2022 American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Outstanding Dean Award and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Board of Directors Distinguished Leadership Award for 2022.


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Mother says she wasn’t told her son was killed in accident

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A mother says she called several area hospitals looking for her 37-year-old son before learning he had been hit and killed by a driver in Raleigh. Terrance Parker’s mother said she hasn’t been able to see his body and was never notified when it was taken to the medical examiner’s office. (Mentions WTRFC)


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Floss-cutting held for first UTHSC College of Dentistry class in East Tennnessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has held the first dental education course in East Tennessee. The Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) continuing education course will take place in the UT Culinary Institute and Creamery on the UT Knoxville campus. The class was kicked… Read More


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Tennessee health science chancellor says pandemic has created resilience in health care

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Dr. Peter Buckley took over as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in February and recently made his first trip to Chattanooga to meet with area partners.


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‘We were so damn lucky to find this’: Tennesseans close to developing radiation exposure drug

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Scientists in Tennessee are developing a promising drug they desperately hope will never be used. It’s a treatment that could rescue people from gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome. In blunt terms, radiation poisoning. “We were so damn lucky to find this mechanism that nature invented for us,” said Dr. Gabor Tigyi, a cell biologist and cancer researcher… Read More


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Memphis People in Business: April 21

The Commercial Appeal

John Schorge on April 1 joined the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He comes from Tufts Medical Center in Boston where he he was employed for nearly three decades of experience.


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Le Bonheur receives $500,000 grant for diabetes research

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital received a $500,000 grant from the Children’s Foundation of Memphis (CFOM) to fund a study that seeks to determine if exercise can be used to prevent prediabetes from developing to type 2 diabetes. Ahlee Kim, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UTHSC and Amit Lahoti, MBBS, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Le… Read More


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Memphis scientists instrumental in new, landmark COVID drug

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The next possible landmark COVID drug is so rich in Memphis DNA that if approved by the FDA, patent royalty checks will immediately flow to town, a legacy of the defunct GTx pharmaceutical company and scientists at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who created the structure. Sabizabulin was originally created as an anti-cancer… Read More