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UTHSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Names Fellow For Diversity Fellowship Grant

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The UTHSC Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities has been awarded a National Training Initiative grant to support a one-year diversity fellowship through the U.S. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Boling Center is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), a nationwide network of programs that conduct training, research, technical… Read More


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Murali Yallapu Receives $439,818 Grant to Continue Drug Development for Aggressive and Late Stage Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women in both developed and underdeveloped countries. With survival rates varying worldwide, it is imperative that novel research be undertaken to combat this global health concern. Murali Yallapu, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has… Read More


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University of Tennessee Alumni Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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The University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) named its 2018 recipients for their Outstanding Teacher and Public Service Awards. The awardees were recognized earlier this month during the UTAA Board of Governors Dinner at the Knoxville Hilton Downtown. The University of Tennessee Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards began in 1966. The Public Service Awards began… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute to Provide Free Cataract Surgery to More Than 50 Patients During Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15-16

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Tommy Fowler’s vision was reduced to a fog or a blur. “The light would have to be just right, or I couldn’t see. Still, Fowler continued to pursue his daily tasks, until he had a car wreck and knew something had to be done. Fowler, who’s from Rienzi, Mississippi, found help in 2017 through the… Read More


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Penny Asbell Named Barrett G. Haik Endowed Chair for Ophthalmology and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC

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Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO,Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, has been named the Barrett G. Haik Endowed Chair for Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine and Director of the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Asbell comes to UTHSC from the Icahn School of… Read More


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Muneeza Khan Named Chair of UTHSC Department of Family Medicine

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Muneeza Khan, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She previously served as interim chair. “Dr. Khan’s commitment to the Department of Family Medicine and its core education commitment is unwavering,” UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said. “Her outstanding… Read More


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Sick Leave Bank Benefits UTHSC Employee During Cancer Recovery

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Gary Rollins, DDS, didn’t realize he was sick. He felt fine, healthy even. He went in for a routine physical where blood work was performed and something came back suspicious. He was reassured that everything was probably fine, but that he should make an appointment with a specialist just to make sure. After that exam,… Read More


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Davenport Goes to Capitol Hill to Fight for Financial Aid

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LeChelle Davenport, director of financial aid at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently visited Capitol Hill to lobby for lawmakers to keep several financial aid allowances intact during the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). She and fellow National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) member Sonya Stein, as a part… Read More