Some kids in Memphis are so used to processed foods that they have trouble recognizing some types of actual fruits and vegetables, said Dr. Joan Han. She leads a pediatric obesity program at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Han’s fruit comment was one of the more colorful… Read More
UTHSC In the Media
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal diseases, with little treatment available. Each year roughly 44,000 Americans die from pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Researchers at the UT Health Science Center Lab hope their work will finally lead to a way to detect pancreatic cancer sooner.
Memphis Business Journal and hundreds of attendees celebrated the area’s elite medical providers, innovators, community leaders and administrators Tuesday night at the Health Care Heroes awards. The ceremony at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis culminated with the Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed upon Dr. Jewell Ward, clinical geneticist with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the… Read More
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center contributed approximately $4 billion to Tennessee’s economy last year. The main campus in Memphis generated approximately $3 billion, or 74 percent of the total economic impact. The medical college employs more than 23,900 people at its Memphis campus.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center gave the state a $4 billion shot of economic juice last year, a new study estimates. University officials ordered the study to give taxpayers and legislators a new look at UTHSC’s impact beyond training the professionals who staff scores of health facilities. The study suggests tuition paid by… Read More
Both accidental and violent deaths and injuries had been on the decline for decades — but that trend reversed, with a particularly large spike in firearm-related homicides and suicides and motor vehicle accidents between 2014 and 2016, according to new research… …Dr. Martin Croce, a trauma surgeon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,… Read More
Saint Thomas Health has found that when it offers free care in the community, half the people come because of their teeth. Bad oral health is connected to poor digestion and even heart disease. So the hospital system was looking for a more permanent solution. And it donated $2.5 million to expand the Matthew Walker… Read More
A $300,000 grant is aimed at helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer. University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been researching a cure for years, but thanks to this grant from the Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer, they are one step closer.