UTHSC News


Interim Director and Deputy Director Named for UT Cancer Institute

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UTHSC is pleased to announce that Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, has been named interim director of the UT Cancer Institute, and Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, has been named interim deputy director.


Ophthalmology Department Awarded Grant

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Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a $110,000 grant to the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.


Plans Move Forward on New Building for UT College of Pharmacy

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With a scheduled completion date of summer 2008, plans are moving forward for a new building to house the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.


Ophthalmologists Join Staff of UT’s Hamilton Eye Institute

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Several ophthalmologists have joined the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee. As faculty, they will also be practicing at the UT Medical Group offices on Wolf River Parkway in Germantown.


UT Associate Professor Named Robert Wood Johnson Fellow

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John C. Ring, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UT Health Science Center, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for 2004-2005.


Clinical Study Compares Treatments in Early Parkinson

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UTHSC professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurology, Ronald F. Pfeiffer, M.D., has been an investigator with The Parkinson Study Group, which recently reported results of a major long-term, multi-center clinical trial.


Minority Students Honored for Participation in Summer Programs

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On Friday, July 16 minority college students enrolled in summer programs at UTHSC were honored during a closing ceremony at the Student Alumni Center.


Nurse Scientist Receives NIH Grant

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Rebecca P. Winsett, PhD, associate professor in the UTHSC College of Nursing, has received a five-year $1.5 million grant to exaimine health outcomes of transplant recipients managed by nurse practitioners.