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UTHSC Had Many Winners in 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center can proudly claim many of the winners of the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards. The annual awards were bestowed Tuesday night during a ceremony at the Holiday Inn University. They celebrate the best in Memphis health care in several categories. Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN,… Read More


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UTHSC Police Department Increases Impaired Driving Enforcement

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The UTHSC Campus Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign through September 3, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization increasing enforcement as a deterrent to impaired driving… Read More


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UTHSC Cancer Researcher Published Paper Noting Critical Role Certain Proteins Play in Glioblastoma Tumor Growth

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Despite advances in surgery and therapy, Glioblastoma (GBM) remains the most common and deadliest brain cancer in adults. Research shows that Glioblastoma tumor recurrence and therapeutic resistance has been attributed to Glioma-Initiating Cells (GICs) within the tumor that display several characteristics of neural stem cells. “With a median patient survival rate between 10-15 months, identifying… Read More


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Campus Police to Host Crisis Management Training on August 31

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UTHSC Campus Police will host a free workshop August 31 to train educators, administrators, and safety officers to deal with crisis situations and to safely reunite students with their parents and loved ones after a crisis is over. The Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method Train-the-Trainer Workshop, taught by John Michael Keyes, will take place at… Read More


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Boughter and Fletcher of UTHSC Receive $2.27 Million Grant for Research Offering Insights into Link Between Taste and Behavior

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Dietary decisions play a vital role in the progression of a number of human conditions (obesity, diabetes, anorexia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, etc.), and arguably the most important factor regulating these decisions is the sense of taste. New research from University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) scientists John D. Boughter, Jr., PhD, and Max… Read More


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Sarah Caldwell Receives $3,000 Scholarship From the Professional Network Network on Aging

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For the second year in a row, a UTHSC occupational therapy (OT) student has been awarded a one time, $3,000 scholarship from the Professional Network on Aging, a community organization dedicated to assisting the geriatric population in Memphis. In addition to the scholarship, recipients also received a one-year membership to the organization. This year’s recipient,… Read More


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Amali Samarasinghe Researching Answers to Questions About Infectious Diseases

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For Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, research is simply about seeking answers to cross-cutting research questions related to infectious diseases. With UTHSC since 2012, Dr. Samarasinghe is an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry. “Unveiling truths about our health and wellness challenge me regularly,” she said. “I believe that much remains… Read More


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Report Shows UTHSC Contributed $4 Billion to Tennessee’s Economy in FY 2017

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center contributed approximately $4 billion to the Tennessee economy in Fiscal Year 2017, according to a new study designed to gauge the university’s total economic impact on the state. The 2017 Economic Impact Report was done by Cyril F. Chang, PhD, professor of economics at the Fogelman College of… Read More