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UTHSC’s Neil Hayes, MD, Funded to Continue Research  Related to The Cancer Genome Atlas

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Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of two principal investigators for a $1.8 million grant that extends the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its molecular level through genome sequencing and… Read More


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Yan Cui and Team Are Innovating Artificial Intelligence Approach to Address Biomedical Data Inequality

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Yan Cui, PhD, associate professor in the UTHSC Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics, recently received a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled “Algorithm-based prevention and reduction of cancer health disparity arising from data inequality.” Dr. Cui’s project aims to prevent and reduce health disparities caused by ethnically-biased data in cancer-related… Read More


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UTHSC Faculty, Staff Among Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes

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Faculty and staff members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes. UTHSC College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, was recognized in the Administrative Excellence Category. Michael Whitt, PhD, associate dean of the Office of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine,… Read More


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UTHSC Stroke Experts Part of Multisite Study Showing Mobile Stroke Units Improve Patient Outcomes

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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit

Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were part of a multisite study that found that early intervention by mobile stroke units (MSUs) improves outcomes for stroke patients. The study results were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. The UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit was a participating site in the trial… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Among Winners of 2021 Lifesavers and Law Enforcement Challenge

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UTHSC Campus Police

The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was among the winners of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s 2021 Tennessee Lifesavers and Law Enforcement Challenge. The department won the conference’s Rookie Award, given to organizations that enter the law enforcement challenge for the first time. UTHSC Campus Police also finished third… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Resources Website to Support Health Care Workers Battling COVID-19

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Health care workers are experiencing stress and burnout, after fighting COVID-19 for more than a year and and half.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a resources website designed to help health care workers and first responders take better care of themselves, after spending more than a year and a half on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. The Resources for Health Care Workers website, uthsc.edu/coronavirus/healthcare-workers-resources.php, offers links to… Read More


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Fifth-Annual RKSTC Art Show and Auction a Record Breaker

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center held its fifth-annual Art Show and Auction over the weekend, raising a record-breaking $4,800. The event, which auctioned artwork created by children in the community who receive OT services, as well as pieces by professional artists, raises funds for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC), the only student-run,… Read More


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UTHSC PA Program Gets Spotlight as UT System President Randy Boyd Visits Memphis

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UT System President Randy Boyd meets with UTHSC PA Students.

When UT System President Randy Boyd made a stop at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Wednesday on his “Everywhere you look, UT” tour, he had the opportunity to meet with faculty and students from UTHSC’s Physician Assistant Program. “If you want to be a leader who can serve their team, you have to… Read More