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Krukowski Awarded $3.3 Million to Study Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

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  Although quitting smoking leads to significant improvements in health, most people gain about 10 pounds when they quit smoking, which is a deterrant for some people. Ideally there should be treatment “packages” that would not require people to choose between quitting smoking and gaining weight. Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, associate professor in the Department of… Read More


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Wilson Elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Thaddeus Wilson, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Radiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The designation of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their… Read More


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Roth Appointed to Tennessee Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  Jenness Roth, family disability training coordinator at the UT-Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently appointed to Tennesee Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Roth will serve a three-year term alongside the heads of a variety of governmental agencies. The purpose… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Meeting of Southeastern Leaders in Addiction Treatment

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“The nation is the United States of drugs,” Kevin Kunz, MD, executive vice president of The Addiction Medicine Foundation, said in opening remarks at a meeting of local, state, and national addiction experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Thursday. “There is nothing so disabling in our country as substance abuse and addiction.”… Read More


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UTHSC Raises $5,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Thanks to the generosity of faculty, staff, and students, UTHSC was able to raise $5,000 from the Donuts for Donations event held last week in the GEB and Madison Plaza. All donations will go toward the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Houston native Kinsie Arnst, who is working on her PhD in… Read More


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Pickup Selected As Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Leigh Anne Pickup, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was… Read More


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UTHSC Welcomes 984 New Students to Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center kicked off the back-to-school season by welcoming 984 new students to campus. Eight orientations were held to acclimate the 127 Dentistry, 97 Graduate Health Sciences, 229 Health Professions, 169 Medicine, 187 Nursing, and 175 Pharmacy students to campus. The new fall class had an increase in enrollment of… Read More


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Reynolds Elected to the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management

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Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, CHPS, chair and professor of the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management and privacy coordinator in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been elected to serve on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM), beginning in 2018.… Read More