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UTHSC Hypertension Investigator Receives $2.6 Million Grant, Champions VCR CORNET Awards Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Kafait U. Malik, DSc, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been working in the area of cardiovascular science, with a focus on the mechanism underlying the development of high blood pressure, or hypertension, and its pathogenesis for more than four decades. “I have a zest… Read More


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Former Dermatology Chief and Professor Emeritus Dr. Elias Rosenberg Passes Away

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Elias Rosenberg, MD, professor emeritus and former division chief of Dermatology in the UTHSC College of Medicine, passed away on July 21. He was recruited to UTHSC in 1962 to start the dermatology program and would go on to train more than 100 dermatology residents, as well as hundreds of medical students and residents of… Read More


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Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $99,918 Grant To Continue Pediatric Bone Cancer Research

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Susan Miranda, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a one-year $99,918 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to continue her research into ways to prevent the growth of osteosarcoma cells by targeting estrogen signaling. The St. Baldrick’s… Read More


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UTHSC and Memphis VA Part of Landmark National Study Showing Link Between Blood Pressure and Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension) multisite clinical trial, which today released data showing aggressively lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and… Read More


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UTHSC Alumni and Friends Have Generous Year of Giving

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Through gifts and pledges from alumni and friends, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received $30.8 million for fiscal year 2018. This total exceeded the goal of $15.8 million and was an 87 percent increase over the previous year. “Our alumni and friends are very generous… Read More


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Paul J. Hauptman, MD, Named Dean of UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville

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Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, has named Paul J. Hauptman, MD, a nationally recognized clinical investigator, dean of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) in Knoxville. He will also serve as senior vice president and chief academic officer of the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville. Dr. Hauptman comes to… Read More


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Inaugural Collaborative Health Disparities Conference Aims to Combat Regional Health Inequities for Southerners

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Nearly 200 researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) gathered on Thursday, July 19 for the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference. Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at UTHSC, Richard L. Summers, MD, vice chancellor for Research… Read More


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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Joins Youth Leaders at Camp

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Twelve children and four advisers from the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined 490 youth leaders from across the state at the recent 2018 Tennessee Teen Institute (TTI) leadership and prevention camp. The five-day camp was sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency… Read More