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UTHSC Researcher Co-Leads Study of Genes that Modulate Aging, Lifespan

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Headshot of Dr. Robert Williams

Scientists led by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are exploring the elaborate interplay between genes, sex, growth, and age and how they influence variation in longevity. Their findings, which are being published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, are an important step in understanding why some people live… Read More


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James W. Haynes, MD, Named Dean of UTHSC College of Medicine – Chattanooga

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James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP, has been named dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine – Chattanooga. Dr. Haynes has served as the interim dean in Chattanooga since December 2021. “I am grateful for the opportunity and I believe we have a bright future here,” Dr. Haynes said. The College of Medicine – Chattanooga… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department is Participating in the Faith & Blue Initiative

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department, in partnership with several local law enforcement entities and faith-based organizations, is hosting the Faith & Blue Field Day and Church in the Park events free to the public Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. The Faith & Blue Field Day will be held… Read More


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Hospital Partnership Covers Tuition, Offers Jobs to UTHSC Accelerated BSN Students

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Imagine becoming a nurse in just one year – with tuition and fees covered – and going to work at a guaranteed job upon graduation. This is reality for some Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing, thanks to an agreement with Methodist Le… Read More


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Expertise in Gut Barrier Dysfunction Earns UTHSC Researcher Two Awards Totaling $5 Million

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Radhakrishna Rao, PhD, vice-chair and professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received two large national awards totaling $5 million for separate studies involving the gut as a therapeutic target for treating disease. Dr. Rao is known worldwide for his two decades of research into the… Read More


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New CHIPS Leader Drawn by Excellence in Simulation at UTHSC, Looks to Future

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Tara Jackson Lemoine, DO, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to lead the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) on the Memphis campus, as much for the state-of-the-art facility, as for the outstanding staff members who operate it. “The building is beautiful, and it is a standout, but I think… Read More


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UTHSC-Led Team Receives $5.2 Million for Study of Link Between Obesity, Cancer

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The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $5.2 million to a team lead by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for a study that will fill critical gaps in knowledge around obesity-mediated cancer risk. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the UTHSC College of… Read More


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UTHSC Awarded Grant to Help Primary Care Practices in West Tennessee Hire Health Coaches

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a $40,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to help West Tennessee primary care practices in UTHSC’s Tennessee Heart Health Network hire, train, and deploy health coaches. UnitedHealthcare proudly partners with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to strengthen primary care to ensure that every Tennessean has access… Read More