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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.


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Smoking Cessation Research Study Moves from Mayo Clinic to Memphis

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An innovative smoking cessation research study moves from the Mayo Clinic to the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, where researchers are looking for 275 smokers to participate in a new approach called Step.


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Two UTHSC Executive Appointments Focus on Academic Excellence

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William F. Owen, Jr., MD, chancellor of the UT Health Science Center, announced today the appointment of two senior executives to his leadership team.


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Researcher’s Discovery Lays Groundwork for Future Asthma Therapies

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The discovery of a unique intracellular organization of proteins in smooth muscle cells could have a significant impact on the treatment of asthma.