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Gosain Wins Society of University Surgeons Award

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was awarded the 2019-2020 Mid-Career Award from the Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Dr. Gosain is also the director of Pediatric Surgery Research in the Children’s Foundation Research Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Holds Special Place in Couple’s Hearts

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The UTHSC College of Pharmacy will always be a special place for Martha and David Shepard. After all, if their paths had not crossed as pharmacy students on the Memphis campus, the two would never have met. She was a year ahead, earning a pharmacy degree in 1973. He followed, graduating in 1974. That was… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.98 Million for Novel Approach to Diabetes Research

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A team of researchers in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $1.98 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health, for a novel approach to studying diabetes. Darryl Quarles, MD, University of Tennessee… Read More


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Student National Medical Association to Host Dream BIG Conference February 8

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The Student National Medical Association at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is gearing up to host Dream BIG, a free community outreach conference for 50 Shelby County middle and high school students. It will take place Saturday, February 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue,… Read More


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UTHSC Prof. Focuses Research Career on One Protein Family in Quest to Understand Evolution of Life

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Professor David Nelson was a member of an international team of researchers whose work was recently featured on the front cover of Nature. It is not the first time his research has contributed to front-page-worthy reports. In fact, several framed covers of prestigious journals that include his work line the walls behind his desk at… Read More


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Two Teams Awarded 2019 Collaborative Health Disparities Research Awards

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Two teams of multistate investigators have been awarded the 2019 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Works to Help Youth in the Bluff City

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In June, Altha Stewart, MD, stood on a Washington, D.C., stage to address a packed house at a black-tie benefit sponsored by actress Taraji P. Henson to raise money for the TV star’s foundation to build mental health awareness in the African American community. An associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More


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Foretia Helping to Extend UTHSC’s Global Footprint

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Surgeon Denis Foretia was born in Cameroon and has made it his mission to improve surgical care, research, and health outcomes in Africa. In doing so, this assistant professor in the Division of General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is extending the university’s impact overseas and bringing knowledge and experience back… Read More