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University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More


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UTHSC Spring Commencement Among Largest on Record

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center spring commencement was among the largest on record for the university. A total of 781 health professionals graduated from the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Professions, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy at the commencement exercises held this month. From 2013, the university saw a 20 percent increase… Read More


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Lyndsay Pittman Named Registrar at UTHSC

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Lyndsay Pittman has been named registrar at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Her duties include implementing academic policies established by the Office of Student Affairs, managing the student record database, and handling the distribution of all formal student academic records in the Department of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Pittman is an Oklahoma… Read More


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LeChelle Davenport Named Director of Financial Aid at UTHSC

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LeChelle Davenport has been named director of Financial Aid at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Davenport will provide leadership, direct and evaluate the activities of the office and staff, and engage in the procurement of aid funds from federal, state, and private sources. She will plan, implement and execute the strategic vision of… Read More


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UTHSC Research Student Daniel Bastardo Ready to Change the World

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College of Graduate Health Sciences student Daniel Bastardo considers himself a citizen of the world. Born in Venezuela, the 27-year-old is primed to explore what the world has to offer. But for now, he’s happy to live in Memphis and be working toward his PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Emphasizes Seat Belt Enforcement For Second Year During Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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For the second year, campus police at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” Participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide mobilization, which runs through… Read More


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Two College of Dentistry Students at UTHSC Receive Hinman Scholarships

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John Kim and Brian Poore, students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, received a $4,000 scholarship from the Hinman Dental Society at the recent 106th annual Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting held in Atlanta. Kim, a third-year dentistry student, is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University. As a dental… Read More


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Lee Selected for CORNET Award in Drug Discovery and Development for Studying Anti-Tumor Immunity Treatments

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Sue Chin Lee, PhD, assistant professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded the UTHSC/Southern Research (SR) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Award in Drug Discovery and Development for studying treatments that target anti-tumor immunity. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have… Read More