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UTHSC Researcher’s Career Focused on Reducing Health Disparities in her Hometown

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Shelley White-Means always thought she’d be a CPA. That is, until a friend in college challenged her to dream. “He said, ‘Shelley, do you really want to crunch numbers all day long? What do you really want to do?’ ” she recalled. That got her thinking about her hometown of Memphis and its many problems… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy to Offer Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Beginning December 2020, eligible students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy, will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences was approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in January. Currently,… Read More


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Nursing Professor Edits First Test-Prep Text for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

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The first test preparation text ever published for the national certification exam for neonatal nurse practitioners has entered the textbook market, thanks to the efforts of a nursing professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Assistant Professor Amy Koehn, PhD, MSN, NNP-BC, who coordinates the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program for the UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC Medicine: Finding Tomorrow’s Cures

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The new issue of the College of Medicine Magazine spotlights the growing research enterprise within the college. In this issue you’ll meet the researchers working diligently to improve health and health care for the people of Tennessee including faculty who are improving outcomes for kidney and liver transplants, sickle cell disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.… Read More


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UTHSC/VA Researchers Part of Top 10 Award-Winning Clinical Trial

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A multistate clinical trial that included researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been selected for one of the 2020 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards by the Clinical Research Forum. The SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension)… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing to Lead Year of the Nurse Campaign Locally

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As the first College of Nursing established in Tennessee, the UTHSC College of Nursing is leading the way in recognizing the impact of the nursing profession in the Mid-South during 2020, which has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO estimates that the world… Read More


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Gosain Wins Society of University Surgeons Award

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Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was awarded the 2019-2020 Mid-Career Award from the Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Dr. Gosain is also the director of Pediatric Surgery Research in the Children’s Foundation Research Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Holds Special Place in Couple’s Hearts

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The UTHSC College of Pharmacy will always be a special place for Martha and David Shepard. After all, if their paths had not crossed as pharmacy students on the Memphis campus, the two would never have met. She was a year ahead, earning a pharmacy degree in 1973. He followed, graduating in 1974. That was… Read More