According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, vascular dementia is the second most common dementia type. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More
Chad Epps, MD, executive director of healthcare simulation for the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the first simulation educator and administrator from Tennessee to be selected as a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy. He is among 11 selected for… Read More
Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society, has selected two papers as Editors’ Choice articles for its October 2018 issue. The Editors’ Choice articles are hand-picked by the journal’s editors and both papers focus on obesity intervention research done by researchers at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for active duty military personnel… Read More
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for the team members of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. HEI has conducted mission trips for years, and continues to promote healthy eye care around the world. Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, the new HEI… Read More
John V. Cox, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, and associate dean in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasingly common in the United… Read More
For the second year, PhD students from Harbin Medical University in China spent time this summer in research labs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The UTHSC Harbin Summer Research Program brought five graduate students from China to spend a month on the Memphis campus. “Our intent was to give them an experience… Read More
Check out the latest issue of the UTHSC Medicine Magazine. In this issue you’ll meet the new dean for the College of Medicine, Dr. Scott E. Strome, and learn about his vision for the college; discover how our students are helping the global and local community, and learn about some of our illustrious alumni.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Kosten Foundation’s annual Purple Night will showcase advances by UTHSC’s Pancreatic Cancer Research Team in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The event will be held on October 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in UTHSC’s College of Pharmacy, Suite 102, 881 Madison Avenue. Guests will… Read More