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Researcher Jonathan Wall, PhD, with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $1 Million to Study Antibody Therapy for Systemic Amyloid Disease

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The amyloidoses are a group of rare diseases that are a consequence of abnormal protein (amyloid) deposits in various body tissues and organs. Characterized as systemic or localized, light chain-associated amyloidosis (AL) is the most common form of systemic amyloid disease, with an estimated 4,500 new cases each year in the United States. Systemic amyloid… Read More


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UTHSC May Graduate Emily Jones Overcomes Barriers to Become Audiologist

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At first, Emily Jones, who received a cochlear implant at the age of 8, thought it would be impossible for a deaf person to be an audiologist. Jones was diagnosed with hearing loss at 15 months old and wore hearing aids until she received the cochlear implant as a child. “What an experience that day.… Read More


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Medicolegal Death Investigator Chris Lea of The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Designated as a Diplomate by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators

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  Chris Lea, D-ABMDI, medicolegal death investigator for the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated as a diplomate (D-ABMDI) by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. According to the national website, “certification provides official recognition by an independent professional certification… Read More


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UT Health Science Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Host Collaborative Cancer Research Conference

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    USA CORNET Award Opportunity to Fund New Cancer Research Initiatives Announced More than 100 cancer researchers convened in Memphis on Tuesday, May 2, for the Spring 2017 Cancer Research Conference. Hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with West Cancer Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical… Read More


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Assistant Professor Hongsik Cho Receives $120,000 Grant to Develop Therapeutic Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis

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Hongsik Cho, PhD, MBA, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Medicine and at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $120,000 grant award from the Oxnard Foundation to develop a therapeutic treatment option for osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition that often affects individuals… Read More


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Student Clinician’s Ceremony Marks Third-Year Medical Students’ Transition into Clerkship Years

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The White Coat Ceremony is often a highlight for first-year medical students, however, another milestone ceremony takes place prior to entering their third-year, and recognizes their transitions from the classrooms into clinics. Rising third-year students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine recently celebrated this turning point during the Student Clinician’s… Read More


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College of Pharmacy at UTHSC Rises to Number 23 in Annual Research Funding from NIH

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is now ranked Number 23 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing of 141 member institutions published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The ranking for federal fiscal year 2016 is a… Read More


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BSN Graduates at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Licensure Exam For Third Year

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  For the third year in a row, 100 percent of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program graduates at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt. Last year, the national pass rate was 84.5 percent, while the pass rate in the… Read More