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Hamilton Eye Institute Symposium to Feature Nationally Acclaimed Ophthalmic, Drug Development, and Research Experts

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) will host a continuing medical education symposium called Vision 2020 at HEI on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The symposium is the first major event under the leadership of Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of… Read More


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Fourteen UTHSC Faculty Members Named 2020 Health Care Heroes by Memphis Business Journal

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Fourteen faculty members from the University of Tennessee Heath Science Center are being honored as Health Care Heroes this year by the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) for their leadership in health care and in the battle against COVID-19. “It is a tremendous joy to see our incredible UTHSC faculty recognized publicly for the work they do to help our community,”… Read More


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UTHSC’s Yousefi Awarded $600,000 in Grants to Develop Artificial Intelligence to Improve Glaucoma Research, Diagnosis

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Siamak Yousefi, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received two grants worth more than $600,000 combined to further develop artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma. Dr. Yousefi is the recipient of $451,139… Read More


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Dean Chisholm-Burns Appointed UTHSC Distinguished Professor

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, FAST, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor in the Department of Surgery in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, has been appointed a UTHSC Distinguished Professor. The title represents recognition of extraordinary contributions to UTHSC, which have resulted in distinction and respect… Read More


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Local Heroes of 2020 Honored by Historic Peabody Hotel

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Medical experts, health care providers, first responders, and community leaders were honored Tuesday by the historic Peabody Hotel as part of the induction of “Local Heroes of 2020” into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame. The event honored Memphis’ local heroes for their ongoing efforts and response to the coronavirus pandemic. Jon McCullers, MD, professor… Read More


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Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Collaborate to offer Clinical COVID-19 Symposium

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More than 500 people registered for the UTHSC Coronavirus Online Symposium: Clinical Care, presented via Zoom Sept. 15 by the Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The program sought to lay out best practices and the most up-to-date research for practitioners caring for patients who have COVID-19. “We… Read More


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UTHSC’s Narayanan Awarded Grant to Study Cause of Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men

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Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $455,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a two-year study of the underlying cause of the development of aggressive prostate cancer in African American men. Approximately 174,000… Read More


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UTHSC Student’s Data Application Influencing Health Care Outcomes During Pandemic

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Leigh McCormack, an online PhD student in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is using her technology startup to make a difference in health care outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. McCormack, who is focusing her studies on health policy in the Health Informatics and Information Management program, is… Read More