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Athletics Paved the Way for PA Student’s Interest In Health Care

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Hannah McCarty, a second-year student in the Physician Assistant Studies program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, decided she would pursue a career in health care after witnessing the effects of athletic injuries. “As an athlete who suffered injuries and witnessed my teammates suffer different types of them as well, I became interested… Read More


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UTHSC Has Record-Breaking Year Securing $121 Million In Research Grants and Contract Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Office of Research announced that annual research grant and contract awards for FY21, which ended June 30, total more than $121 million, a 20.6% increase from last year. The FY21 research award total is $121,700,667. Roughly half of these funds come from federal sources. The faculty of all… Read More


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UTHSC a Leader in Hosting Open Data COVID-19 Sequence Resource

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Faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have led the development of PubSeq, a global digital data repository of COVID-19 RNA sequences. PubSeq is open to all interested individuals, primarily researchers working to understand the CoV-2 coronavirus and the pattern of spread of its numerous variants (including the Delta variant). “We created… Read More


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New Adult Dentistry Clinic in Memphis Opens

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“This is a milestone for the College of Dentistry,” said James Ragain, DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD, dean of the College  of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as he cut the ribbon opening the newest dental clinic on the Memphis campus The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Clinic on the… Read More


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The Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine Rebrands To Reflect Statewide Reach

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A cutting-edge University of Tennessee Health Science Center institute, the Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine, is rebranding to reflect its growing reach across the state. Effective this month, it will be known as the Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) in recognition of new statewide partners. As part of the rebranding, Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD,… Read More


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Ugochi Ogu, MD, and Team Discover Novel Variant of Sickle Cell Disease

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Ugochi Ogu, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and her team have discovered a novel variant of sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that results in the production of abnormal hemoglobin in the blood. Two abnormal copies… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry to Open New Clinic on Memphis Campus

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a “floss-cutting” opening event Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m., at its newest dental clinic on the Memphis campus. The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Clinic on the 3rd floor of the Dunn Dental Building at 875 Union Avenue, Suite C302,… Read More


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UT System Launches Search for UTHSC Chancellor

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The University of Tennessee System has launched the search for the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, announced his retirement on June 1. He plans to serve until June 30, 2022, or until a successor is on board. “The University of Tennessee Health Science Center… Read More