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Neurology Resident Plays Country Music’s Most Famous Stage

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UTHSC’s Chief Neurology resident William Mays, MD, joined the ranks of musicians including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton, when his band, the Barbershop Boys, performed at the Grand Ole Opry 2019 Midwinter Convention. “I’ve had the privilege of being able to sing at some exciting places, but this by far is… Read More


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Dean Proud of Reducing Cost of PharmD Education for Out-of-State Students

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From Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns I grew up with limited resources, so I am keenly aware of the stress students face from the cost of education in this country. I vowed that if ever I was in a position to influence the cost of education for students, I would do my very best to help. I… Read More


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UTHSC Adopts Tuition Reductions for Out-of-State Students for Certain Programs

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has adopted tuition reductions for out-of-state students in some of its programs for the coming academic year. Out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will see reduced tuition rates for the coming academic year in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Health Sciences, as well… Read More


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New Dental Hygiene Community Fund Helps Those in Need

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Lynn Russell knows that even a small gift can make a big difference in someone’s life. Last fall, she collaborated with the College of Dentistry, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and the Office of Finance to establish the Dental Hygiene Community Fund. The fund provides x-rays, dental exams, and cleanings for Memphians in… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine To Host Inaugural African-American Alumni Reunion April 26-28

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Since Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964, 400 additional African-American medical students have followed suit, making great strides in the field of medicine. Now, many are coming together to reflect on the past, grow in the present, and establish… Read More


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UTHSC Scientists Join the Race Against Pancreatic Cancer

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Once a year, pancreatic cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center step outside the lab and help to beat cancer with their feet. The scientists on the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team led by Subhash Chauhan, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, take part in the Kick It 5K, the largest… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Has Research Published In Nature Communications

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote a paper that has been published in Nature Communications about the lipid components that modulate mechanosensation. Her paper is titled, “Dietary Fatty Acids Fine-Tune Piezo1 Mechanical Response.” Blood pressure, red blood cell… Read More


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Mom Was Motivation for Student Jack Kang to Pursue Dentistry

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  Jack Kang’s mother was his inspiration to pursue dentistry. “During her childhood, there was not enough emphasis on oral health, and as a consequence, she did not have the proper instruction to maintain her teeth,” Kang said. “When the dire state of her oral health became apparent, she learned about the numerous procedures that… Read More