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UTHSC Team Awarded $2.27 Million for New Breast Cancer Therapy Research

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A research team at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $2.27 million to study a potential next-generation treatment for late-stage breast cancer. Wei Li, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, and Tiffany Seagroves, PhD, professor of Pathology in the UTHSC College… Read More


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Doettl Making a Difference in Children’s Lives Through Dizziness Clinic

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Steven M. Doettl, AuD, CCC-A has spent years working to help children with balance and dizziness issues. Dr. Doettl, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, founded the Dizziness Clinic on the Knoxville campus. Since inception, the Dizziness Clinic has become the… Read More


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UTHSC Plough Center Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions is meeting the need to supply a high-demand item during the coronavirus pandemic – hand sanitizer. Production of the hand sanitizers began this week in the facility in the Medical District. Since the start of the pandemic, hand sanitizer has been… Read More


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Black Student Association Donates $250 to Memphis Union Mission

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The Black Student Association (BSA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently donated $250 to the Memphis Union Mission. The check was presented during this year’s BSA Awards Ceremony. BSA members select a local charity or philanthropic effort to support each year. “As future healthcare professionals, we are passionate about the health of… Read More


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Appling Recalls Nursing Career as Lifetime of Opportunity

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Nancy Appling, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, ACNP-BC, was sure she wanted to study literature or journalism until she attended her cousin’s graduation from nursing school. “The ceremony moved me. It spoke to me, and I realized that I wanted to do something noble with my life, something that was more than just about me,” she said.… Read More


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College of Dentistry Using 3D Printers to Make Masks

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry has successfully created highly effective biologic filtration masks using a 3D printer used by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. “We were having difficulty obtaining the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) N95 mask,” said Jeffrey Brooks, DMD, executive associate dean and associate dean of clinical affairs for the UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC COVID-19 Test Site Open to Public by Appointment  

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Mid-South Fairgrounds is now open to the public by appointment. Only symptomatic individuals will be tested. Individuals showing symptoms can make an appointment by texting “covid” to 901.203.5526, by visiting the COVID-19 Triage Questionnaire, or by scanning the QR code on the flyer below. They will be forwarded to a… Read More


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Hyo Young Choi To Be Recognized At International Biometric Conference

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Hyo Young Choi, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will be recognized by the International Biometric Conference during the Young Statisticians’ Showcase. During the showcase, Dr. Choi and four other researchers representing each continent of the world will have their work highlighted during a… Read More