UTHSC News


Prostate Cancer Drug Candidate Developed at UTHSC Goes to First Clinical Trial

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Researcher Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, knows the odds. The deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research and the Muirhead Endowed Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, knows that very few researchers are able to conceive and develop a drug candidate that makes it from the lab to… Read More


Graduate Health Sciences Alumnus Strives to Help Students Decades After Graduating

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Joseph Tarnowski, PhD, has led a successful career since graduating from the College of Graduate Health Sciences in 1979. Now, as he prepares to retire in November, he is dedicated to helping students achieve their own success. Dr. Tarnowski’s decades-long career in the biopharmaceutical industry began essentially as a back-up plan. Before attending UTHSC, where… Read More


Teaching and Learning Center Helps PhD Student Progress Toward Career in Academia

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Alaina Grissom, MS, from Rochester, New York, has always aspired to be an educator. With a passion for the field of speech and language pathology, she is pursuing a career that merges both fields. As she prepares for graduation in May 2024, a program in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Teaching and Learning… Read More


College of Nursing Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Support Simulation in Patient Care for Nursing Students

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.5 million federal grant that will help students identify and address issues that lead to patients’ health problems. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant is called “Training and Education to Advance Critical Health Equity Readiness Using Simulation,” or TEACH… Read More


Health Professions Student Recognized at National Conference for Research Poster

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Anne Mones, a second-year cytology/histotechnology student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recognized at the recent National Society of Histotechnology Convention for her poster illustrating the diagnostic aspects of pancreatic tumors and the link between pancreatic health and insulin production.  Her research was conducted in collaboration with her professor, Sheila Criswell, PhD, an assistant professor in the UTHSC College of Health Professions. Dr. Criswell, who played a… Read More


Study Led by Fellow Shows Heart Health Risks of ‘Die-Hard’ Sports Fans

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Miguel Maturana, MD, was introduced to the sports world when his father took him to a soccer game at an early age. Witnessing the emotions of his father and other spectators in the stadium sparked his curiosity of the emotional impact of athletics. Dr. Maturana earned his medical degree from the University of Valparaíso, Chile,… Read More


UTHSC Cancer Researcher Part of $3 Million Collaborative Project Studying Obesity-Related Cancer

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researcher is a member of a prestigious team that has just received a highly competitive Endeavor Award totaling $3 million from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research. Liza Makowski, PhD professor in Hematology and Oncology at the UTHSC Center for Cancer Research, is a co-principal investigator on… Read More


College of Nursing Receives Grant to Improve Emergency Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a $364,502 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow a specialized education outreach to health care professionals in the Mid-South Delta region to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease. The college will work in collaboration with… Read More