UTHSC News


Summer Program Collaboration Introduced Biomedical Sciences to Trainees

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The Summer Research Scholars (SRS) program in the College of Graduate Health Sciences and the Biostatistics Internship in the Department of Preventive Medicine provided research experience to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. In the SRS program, accepted undergraduate students receive hands-on research experience in the biomedical sciences fields at UTHSC research laboratories. Students are matched… Read More


‘I am Just Blessed’: Med Student’s Journey from Nigeria to Memphis Lets Her Help Others

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As a child in Nigeria, third-year medical student Khadijat Perkins suffered through several life-threating bouts with malaria. “I felt that I had the most dreadful childhood memories, unaware that at the same time, many young children in my country never live long enough to create such memories,” she said. “I am from Nigeria, where one… Read More


Department of Family Medicine in UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga Receives Grant for Rural Residency Track

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The Department of Family Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine-Chattanooga has received a $750,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support the establishment of the Family Medicine Residency Rural Track in Bledsoe County. The Family Medicine Residency Rural Track will be an expansion of the current Family Medicine Residency in Chattanooga,… Read More


College of Health Professions Receives $3.25 Million Grant to Boost Health Care Education, Workforce Development

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The College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is celebrating a significant milestone as it secures its largest grant to date. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded UTHSC a grant totaling approximately $3.25 million to support a new Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). This groundbreaking five-year… Read More


Research Resource Fair Returns

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Office of Research will host its annual Research Resource Fair Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. in the Madison Plaza Lobby. The event, on hold for three years during the pandemic, connects faculty, staff, and students to important resources that can help them succeed in research… Read More


New Center for Student Success Aims to Better Assist Students on their Academic Journey

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It seems a small thing, but help from the new Center for Student Success at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resonated with Bahar Zarei, a new PhD student in pharmaceutical sciences. “The first day I came here, I forgot my (phone) charger and they lent me one,” said Zarei, who is originally from… Read More


New Stroke Treatment in Development at UTHSC

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A study at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center aims to develop a new way to treat ischemic stroke, a leading cause of death in adults worldwide. The study is funded by a $1,155,000 translational grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health. Jianxiong Jiang,… Read More


Dr. Tony Marion Secures New Spectral Cell Sorter for UTHSC Researchers

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Tony Marion, PhD, College of Medicine Emeritus Professor, may have retired in 2022, but UTHSC researchers are about to benefit from one of his final efforts on their behalf: a major equipment upgrade to ensure they have the latest and greatest technology for isolating and analyzing live cells. For the third time in his career,… Read More