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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Omega Ministries to Host Back to School Health Fair July 15

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For the 29th year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Omega Ministries will join to host the Back to School Family Affair on Saturday, July 15.The event will be held at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, located at 800 Madison Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is free and open to… Read More


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Regional Biocontainment Lab at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives Three-Year Renewal to Continue Select Agent Research

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  The Regional Biocontainment Lab (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a three-year renewal to continue research using select agents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), after an unannounced inspection visit. “Receiving a three-year renewal is a significant achievement, as it demonstrates the CDC was very satisfied with our… Read More


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Amali E. Samarasinghe Awarded 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition by the American Thoracic Society

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Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated by the Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections (MTPI) Award Selection Committee as the recipient of the 2017 Assembly on MTPI Junior-Level Peer Recognition Award from the American Thoracic Society. This annual… Read More


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HEI Director James C. Fleming Receives 2017 Outstanding Physician Award from Tennessee Medical Association

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James C. Fleming, MD, FACS, director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the 2017 Outstanding Physician Award from the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Fleming is also the Philip M. Lewis Professor of Ophthalmology and former chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College… Read More


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Research Duo from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Awarded $1.9 Million to Develop Novel Web-based Analysis Platform for Precision Medicine

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Robert W. Williams, PhD, chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, and Saunak Sen, PhD, professor and chief of Biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a $1,920,056 grant for their project titled, “A Unified High… Read More


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G.E.M.S. Mentoring Group’s Annual Tea Party Leaves a Lasting Impact on Young Ladies Destined for Success

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Twenty-five young ladies left the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) better prepared for success after participating in the Girls Empowered and Mentored for Success (G.E.M.S.) afternoon tea party. The mentoring group’s third annual event was held on June 24. G.E.M.S. is sponsored by the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at UTHSC. The event… Read More


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Dustin Fulton Named to 2017 Young Memphis List by the Greater Memphis Chamber

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For Dustin Fulton, MS, there’s no place like home. A native Memphian and graduate of Central High School, Fulton graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2011, and knew he wanted to come back to Memphis to make a difference in the community. Recently he has been named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s 2017… Read More


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Graduate Student Jordan Ross of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives NIH Fellowship to Study Fear Learning Mechanisms in Brain

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Jordan Ross, graduate student in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine, is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Fellowship. Ross will investigate the underlying mechanisms of sensory processing and plasticity, or changes, as they relate to fear learning… Read More