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‘Purple Night’ at UTHSC Celebrates Life

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UT Health Science Center’s leading pancreatic cancer research team has received multimillion-dollar federal grants to study new markers and treatments for the disease. However, last Saturday night their research got personal, as the group stepped out of the lab and shared a meal with some of the people they are working so hard to help.… Read More


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Study Led by UTHSC’s Karen C. Johnson, MD, Published in Obesity Journal

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The TARGIT study led by Karen Johnson, MD, MPH, Endowed Professor of Women’s Health in the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, is published as an Editor’s Choice in the October issue of Obesity Journal. The journal is a publication of the Obesity Society, a scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity and its treatment.… Read More


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UTHSC’s Detlef Heck Participates in Unique Program Merging Science and Spirituality

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Detlef Heck, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently got the opportunity to participate in a unique mix of science and spirituality in a classroom more than 8,000 miles away from his home campus. As a faculty member of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at UTHSC, he is… Read More


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Free Flu Shots for UTHSC Campus October 16 at Boo Flu

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center wants to make sure you are doing your part on being protected from the flu virus this year by stopping by to receive a free flu vaccination at Boo Flu. The event will take place in the Madison Plaza Lobby on October 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Read More


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College of Pharmacy Establishes Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship

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This fall, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy became the first among the six colleges on campus to establish and award a faculty and staff endowed scholarship. Eighty-six percent of faculty and staff in the college contributed to the scholarship as of August 31. The college has raised more than $29,000,… Read More


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UTHSC Celebrates 50 Years of the Physician Assistant Profession

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As the physician assistant (PA) profession is approaching its 50th year of existence, many people are still not aware of the occupation, what it entails, and the significant impact it has in the health care community. The PA’s role is to see patients, order tests, perform procedures, and assist in surgery. PAs can also see… Read More


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UTHSC Students Promote Tobacco-Free Lifestyles Through TAR WARS Elementary Education Program

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  On October 4th, over 100 medical, occupational therapy and pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) took time out of their schedules to teach TAR WARS, a school-based, tobacco-free education program, to a total of 800 students at 10 local Memphis elementary schools. The students educated mostly fourth and fifth… Read More


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Mildred Muhammad, Ex-Wife of D.C. Sniper and a Domestic Abuse Survivor, Speaks at October 28 Domestic Violence Community Forum at UTHSC

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Domestic abuse survivor Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of D.C. Sniper John A. Muhammad, will be the keynote speaker October 28 at “Bridging Troubled Waters,” a free community forum aimed at ending domestic violence, resolving conflicts peacefully, and building healthy relationships. Sponsored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Memphis Crisis Center and the… Read More