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AED/CPR Trainings Set This Month for UTHSC Campus Community

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CPR/AED classes, like this one from a previous year, are designed to teach faculty, staff, and students how to successfully react in an emergency.

Eleven years ago, Kelly Rogers, PharmD, BCCP, FCCP, FACC, professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, organized a CPR/AED training class for the campus community. The free class has been held every year since, with the exception of 2020, when the global pandemic intervened, said Dr. Rogers,… Read More


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LaFlora Named Director of University Health Services  

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  Louise LaFlora, MD, has been named director of University Health Services (UHS), the on-campus health care provider for the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. LaFlora completed her residency at UTHSC in the St. Francis Family Medicine program in 2019. Since finishing her residency, she has worked… Read More


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Glioblastoma Research Funding Continues for Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD

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Funding continues for Lawrence Pfeffer’s glioblastoma research through a three-year grant of $458,595 from the National Cancer Institute, in collaboration with Steven Ripp, PhD, research associate professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For more than 30 years, Pfeffer, PhD, the Muirhead Professor in the Department of Pathology in the College of Medicine at the University… Read More


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UTHSC Awarded $3.2 Million for Upgrades to Regional Biocontainment Laboratory

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $3.2 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to upgrade the equipment and infrastructure in the UTHSC Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) on the Memphis campus to enhance the university’s research of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Colleen Jonsson, PhD, Van Vleet Professor… Read More


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Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $3.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a project that enlists artificial intelligence in the fight against sickle cell disease. Santosh Saraf, MD, associate professor in the Department… Read More


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College of Medicine Honors Outstanding Alumni for 2020, 2021

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center presented its Alumni Awards for 2020 and 2021 during its recent Virtual Alumni Weekend. 2020 Outstanding Alumni Chadwick P. Smith, MD, FACS (CoM ’01) Dr. Smith is a practicing acute care, trauma, and burn surgeon at the Level I Trauma Center at Orlando… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Alumnus Named Mrs. Pakistan

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Faria Chaudhry, PharmD, a 2020 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, was named Mrs. Pakistan USA at the Miss Pakistan USA pageant August 31. Dr. Chaudhry was also named Mrs. Perfect, Mrs. People’s Choice, and Mrs. Photogenic. Miss Pakistan USA is a pageant for Pakistani women worldwide, which seeks… Read More


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Research Team Awarded $3 Million to Study Weight Loss, Bone Frailty Link in Diabetics

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Two researchers in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a $3 million award from the National Institute on Aging to study why bones become more frail and prone to fracture in diabetics who achieve long-term weight loss. Qi Zhao, MD, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology, and Karen… Read More