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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Rises to Number 16 in Research Funding from National Institutes of Health

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center ranks number 16 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy of its 142 member institutions. Over the past few years, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy has… Read More


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Dustin Fulton, EdD, Named Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions in College of Medicine

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Dustin Fulton, EdD, has been named interim assistant dean for Admissions in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Fulton most recently served as associate director of student affairs and student conduct officer. He previously held positions as senior equity assurance administrator and deputy conduct and compliance officer in… Read More


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VCR and Governor’s Chair Join Other Experimental Biology and Medicine Leaders to Make the Case for Precision Epidemiology in COVID-19 Commentary

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Two leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the seven notable global authors of an important commentary on COVID-19 that calls for the global initiation of Precision Epidemiology to fight the pandemic. The article, “COVID-19: Time for precision epidemiology,” was recently published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (EBM). Two of the… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Telerehabilitation Webinar

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Just as social distancing stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of telemedicine, it has also focused attention on alternative methods for delivering rehabilitation services. The Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a free Zoom webinar on telerehabilitation from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Prints Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers

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Dr. Daniel Collier, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is printing components for face shields and ear savers to donate to health care workers. Dr. Collier is using two 3D printers at the College of Pharmacy to print the personal protective equipment. “We have these printers here that we use for research,… Read More


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“White Coats for Black Lives” Demonstration of Solidarity Held at UTHSC

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Several hundred students, physicians, health care and hospital workers, and community supporters gathered at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at noon today for a display of solidarity themed “White Coats for Black Lives.” The peaceful protest was organized by UTHSC medical students and residents and the Bluff City Medical Society. It began with… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.7 Million for Opioid Addiction Research

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A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others. Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science,… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Elective Course in Telemedicine

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Due to the increased attention focused on telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic, experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are collaborating to offer a new elective course to medical students. Launched last month, the six-credit-hour course trains medical students in the clinical practice of telemedicine, technology, policies, benefits, and drawbacks. Sajeesh Kumar, PhD,… Read More