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Starbucks to Open July 20 in UTHSC Food Court

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Starbucks, the newest addition to the UTHSC Food Court in the Madison Plaza building on the Memphis campus, will open July 20. “We are excited to open this location at UTHSC,” said Starr Kelly, store manager of the new Starbucks location. “Being on a college campus, we get to dedicate all of our knowledge and… Read More


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UTHSC Wins Award from United Way

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was among the winners of the United Way of the Mid-South’s third-annual Best of the Best Awards. Held virtually, the awards highlighted Memphis companies for their achievements in workplace campaigns, which go toward United Way’s Community Impact Fund. UTHSC won the award for Best Campaign Climber, Large Company,… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Awarded $2.4 Million for Study Prioritizing the Role of Cholesterol in Brain Artery Health

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, professor and Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology, and Anna Bukiya, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology, have been awarded $2.4 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to explore how cholesterol interacts with… Read More


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UTHSC to Provide COVID-19 Testing for UofM Students This Fall

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with the University of Memphis (UofM) to provide COVID-19 testing for UofM students returning to campus this fall. The partnership between two of the city’s major academic institutions is an extension of previous successful research, education, and community outreach collaborations. The testing for students will… Read More


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Associate Professor Keiichi Sumida of UTHSC Receives $2.9 Million to Study Alternative Cause of Chronic Inflammation in Kidney Disease

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Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) face an increased risk of death due in part to cardiovascular problems caused by chronic inflammation. Efforts to reduce this inflammation have tended to target dialysis-related procedures and the accumulation of toxic waste products. These efforts have been largely unsuccessful, and researchers, such as Keiichi Sumida, MD, MPH,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Hayes Honored for Contributions to Groundbreaking Cancer Genomic Research

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Neil Hayes, MD, MS, MPH, division chief of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is among recipients of the 2020 Team Science Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for his contributions to developing The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy and AdhereHealth Partner to Help Underserved Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has partnered with AdhereHealth to help keep underserved communities healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly a dozen student pharmacists participated in a virtual experience aimed at providing outreach to low-income, elderly, disabled, and high-risk patients with chronic conditions who may be in need of additional… Read More


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Campus Police Dialogue About Current Work Climate Through Training Exercise

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  The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center held a training exercise Monday to address and reflect on the current climate for law enforcement in America. The training objective was to enhance awareness for cultural diversity, sensitivity toward the concerns of the community, and to see through the lens of… Read More