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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Diabetes Pathophysiology Study

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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recently awarded a team of UTHSC researchers $1.99 million for their work to advance understanding of the pathophysiology of prediabetes, diabetes, and related complications. Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD, professor of Medicine and director of the General Clinical Research Center, is a principal investigator, along with Nawajes… Read More


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New Issue of UTHSC College of Dentistry Magazine Illustrates Leadership in the Pandemic

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With a focus on community engaged care and excellence in clinical treatment, the College of Dentistry joined the university community in standing up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in the pandemic the college provided a model for safe clinical treatment, quickly retrofitting clinic spaces to remain open to treat dental emergencies and to train dental… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Partnering With Statewide Agencies for Inaugural “Slow Down Tennessee” Campaign

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The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is a partner in the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s (THSO) new speeding prevention campaign, “Slow Down Tennessee.” Through April 30, participating agencies will increase public education, awareness, and enforcement efforts to reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. “Slow Down Tennessee” is… Read More


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UTHSC Supports 2021 Live! Memphis Breast Health Summit

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A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Michelle Martin, PhD, focuses her research on cancer health disparities. So, it is a natural fit for her to serve as a member of the planning committee for the 2021 Live! Memphis Breast Health Summit, set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 1. It’s… Read More


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UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center Brings New Cultural Competency Training to UTHSC Campus Police

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Officers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department will take part in training April 21-23 to help increase cultural competency and recognize biased-based policing to better serve the campus and surrounding area. This new, three-day certification program is offered by the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), an agency of the… Read More


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Paper by UTHSC Researcher Examines How Diet of Highly Processed Food Affects Metabolic Outcomes

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A diet involving processed food may affect one’s metabolism more than realized, according to a recently published paper in the scientific journal  Communications Biology by Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Obesity and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Hold Inaugural UTHSC Giving Day April 27

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On Tuesday, April 27, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its first UTHSC Giving Day, a 24-hour campaign to encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to support the university and its current and future health care heroes with gifts of any size. The goal for the inaugural UTHSC Giving Day, led by the Office of Development and Alumni… Read More


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UTHSC’s Toni Whitaker Receives $94,000 Grant to Provide Support for CDC’s “Learn The Signs. Act Early.” Program

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Toni M. Whitaker, MD, professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has received a $94,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of University Centers on… Read More