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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.9 Million to Study Neuronal Activity in Central Taste Regions of the Brain

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The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has awarded $1.9 million to John Boughter, PhD, professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), to study the brain circuitry involved in processing novel tastes and foods. Max Fletcher, PhD,… Read More


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Elizabeth Evans Named Student Representative of the UTHSC Advisory Board

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Elizabeth Evans, SPT, BS, has wanted to become a physical therapist since witnessing therapists caring for her youngest sister, who was born with cerebral palsy and autism. Now, she is pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy, while becoming a prominent student leader at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Evans, a second-year physical therapy… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing’s BSN Program Tops in Tennessee on U.S. News & World Report Ranking

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For the second year in a row, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has the highest-ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Tennessee on U.S. News & World Report’s list of undergraduate nursing programs in its Best Colleges listing. Nationally, the college ranked No. 39 out of 681 BSN programs on… Read More


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UT Martin Supports Memphis and UTHSC

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When native Memphian, Shannon Deal, the director of Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Tennessee at Martin, heard and read about the violence that Memphis experienced last week, she wanted to support her hometown. That heartfelt sentiment grew into a campus-wide show of support by UT Martin for the city and its sister… Read More


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UTHSC Has Another Record-Breaking Year for Research Grants, Contract Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Office of Research has reported another record-breaking high for grant and contract awards received in a single fiscal year. The final numbers for UTHSC’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 (FY22) show annual grant and contract awards totaled $133 million, a $6.3 million increase from last year’s… Read More


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Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center raised over $5,700 at the annual Art Show and Auction

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center recently raised more than $5,700 at its sixth-annual Art Show and Auction, surpassing their original fundraising goal of $4,000. The funds raised will be used to support the student-run pro-bono therapy center, which provides occupational therapy services to children who would not otherwise be able to afford services. The… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.13 Million National Award to Study Early-Stage Development of the Cerebellum

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded $2.13 million to a University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) team studying how neural cells that build a functional brain are generated during embryonic and neonatal life. Viktor Chizhikov, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, is the principal investigator. Igor… Read More


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Cowan Named to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council

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Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently was named to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Scientific Council. The BBRF Foundation funds advances and breakthroughs in scientific research to reduce the suffering of… Read More