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Board of Trustees Approve UTHSC Budget Proposal

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Message from the Chancellor: I am pleased to report the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the UTHSC budget at their meeting this past Friday, June 21. As I articulated in our recent Town Hall, “It is a good, but challenging budget year.” Key points: Tuition was held to increases of only $200 per… Read More


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Singh Awarded $1.9M to Investigate Inflammatory Responses in the Eye That Can Lead to Vision Loss

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Retinal neovascularization (RNV) occurs when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. While wound repair in the skin and many other tissues involves neovascularization, in the eye, neovascularization can cause severe vision loss and blindness. Nikhlesh K. Singh, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at… Read More


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Professor Emeritus Ina Tonkin Receives Gold Medal Award from NASCI

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Ina Tonkin, MD, professor emeritus of radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, received the Gold Medal Award from the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Tonkin’s lifetime achievement, service and continuing support of… Read More


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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Students Host Art Show to Benefit Pro Bono OT Clinic

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Rachel Alderton, a second-year occupational therapy student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, decided to volunteer to plan this year’s Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Art Show and Auction after an interaction with a child who had a painting at last year’s event. “Last year, I went to the art show for the… Read More


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Inaugural Prostate Cancer Symposium Brings Together African-American Men, Healthcare Providers, and Researchers

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Memphian and prostate cancer survivor Kenneth Carpenter understands the power of education and conversation. “When I was diagnosed, I knew I needed to educate myself on prostate cancer and start talking about it,” Carpenter said. “I needed to ‘man up to prostate cancer.’ Men, in particular African-American men, are quiet about their health, and are… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named a Best Children’s Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. This is the ninth consecutive year Le Bonheur has been included in the prestigious list with recognition in eight specialties. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and trains… Read More


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Family Endowment Funds Additional Endocrinology Fellow at UTHSC

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The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a sizable endowment that will fund in perpetuity the cost of training an endocrinology fellow. The first James and Mary King Givens Endocrinology Fellow is made possible through an additional endowment to the James and Mary King Givens… Read More


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Karen C. Johnson, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health and a principal investigator for several groundbreaking national and international public health research studies, is the new chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A tenured professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and… Read More