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UT Unveils Future Campaign, Gathers for Statewide Celebration

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The University of Tennessee marked a momentous day in its history today by gathering nearly 3,200 employees for a first-time ever, six-way simulcast and university-wide celebration.


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Five UTHSC Professors Win Health Care Heroes Awards

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Demonstrating the breadth of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s strength in health care, five UTHSC professors emerged as winners of the Memphis Business Journal’s Annual Health Care Heroes Awards.


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Weight Gain Prevention and Blood Pressure Control

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Researchers at the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine want to enroll 600 participants, male and female, between the ages 18 to 75, in a research study to help prevent weight gain and control blood pressure in hypertensive smokers.


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UT Graduate School of Medicine in Research Forefront

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A partnership between the UTHSC Graduate School of Medicine and nanotechnology firm NanoTek, LLC place the collaboration at the forefront of research in the detection of cancer and chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease.


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UTHSC Professor Focuses on Early Predictors of Diabetes

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What are the factors that cause certain people to develop diabetes and others, with the same background, to remain healthy? Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, UTHSC professor of medicine, intends to answer that question thanks to a $2.9 million grant.


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Free Glaucoma Screenings at Forrest Park and Civil Rights Museum

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This Thursday, August 3, free glaucoma screenings will be conducted at Forrest Park (Madison and Dunlap, across from the UTHSC Student Alumni Center) and on Friday, August 4, at the Mulberry entrance to the National Civil Rights Museum.


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UT President Petersen Introduces Strategic Plan

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More students who finish their degrees, research that sparks economic development, and programs that reach around the world are the targets of a strategic plan being introduced this week by UT President John Petersen.


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Ruffner Appointed Interim Dean of the College of Medicine, Chattanooga

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B. Winfred Ruffner, Jr., MD, an accomplished leader in medical oncology, will assume the interim dean position of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, Chattanooga, on August 1 for a one-year period.