UTHSC News


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


College of Medicine Assists in John P. Freeman Future Leaders of STEM Club White Coat Ceremony

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine recently participated in the John P. Freeman Future Leaders of STEM Program White Coat Ceremony. The program is a yearlong initiative to promote accessibility to STEM education for children in grades 3 through 8 at John P. Freeman Optional School in Memphis. With a… Read More


Nursing Magazine Demonstrates College’s Achievements in Expanding Health Care Access

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Nursing Magazine showcases the innovative ways the college has reached into communities across Tennessee and the Mid-South region with new partnerships, new pathways for students, and new rural outreach programs. Going Mobile See how the new UTHSC Nursing Mobile Health Unit has begun to increase access to… Read More


Researchers Receive $423,500 for Study to Improve Outcomes from Fungal Infections

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Aspergillus fumigatus is the major airborne fungus present indoors and outdoors that causes various diseases, the severity of which are dependent on an individual’s immune status. Researchers in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a $423,500 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)… Read More


College of Medicine and Regional One Health Celebrate Grand Opening of Lounge for Medical Students, Residents

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Regional One Health recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new dedicated student space for UTHSC College of Medicine students and residents at the hospital. This development contributes to fostering a supportive and enriching environment for UTHSC College of Medicine… Read More


UTHSC Researcher Expands National Discussion of Cardiovascular Health

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Yangbo Sun, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine, is helping to expand the national discussion of cardiovascular health and healthy lifestyles. With a research focus on chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, and breast cancer, Dr. Sun conducts research in areas of modifiable lifestyle risk factors,… Read More


High School to Health Care, Forging Pathways into Lab and Data Sciences

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The laboratory and data sciences fields have experienced a severe shortage of professionals and face challenges with recruiting prospective students into lab and data sciences programs. Now, faculty within the College of Health Professions have created a new program to enhance recruitment and introduce high school students to lab and data science careers. “There is… Read More