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Gadiparthi Rao Receives UTHSC College of Medicine’s Malloy Professorship

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  Gadiparthi Rao, PhD, one of the leading scientists in the world in the field of cardiovascular biology and distinguished professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the George and Elizabeth Malloy Professorship, which is given to meet the research… Read More


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department Increases Seat Belt Enforcement During Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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  As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 22 to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement,… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Student Named to Prestigious Medical Research Fellows Program of Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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The summer before he started medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, Spencer Richardson was already on the path toward his goal of becoming a physician-scientist. As a participant in the Pediatric Oncology Education Program for undergraduates and medical students at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Richardson was assigned to… Read More


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UTHSC Among the Stops During Navy Week City Tour of Memphis

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As part of the Navy Week outreach program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted Rear Admiral Paul Pearigen, MD, Commander of Navy Medicine West, and Chief of the Navy Medical Corps, on a campus tour. Navy Week is a 15 city stop across the United States to promote the importance of the work… Read More


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Researcher Jonathan Wall, PhD, with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $1 Million to Study Antibody Therapy for Systemic Amyloid Disease

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The amyloidoses are a group of rare diseases that are a consequence of abnormal protein (amyloid) deposits in various body tissues and organs. Characterized as systemic or localized, light chain-associated amyloidosis (AL) is the most common form of systemic amyloid disease, with an estimated 4,500 new cases each year in the United States. Systemic amyloid… Read More


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UTHSC May Graduate Emily Jones Overcomes Barriers to Become Audiologist

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At first, Emily Jones, who received a cochlear implant at the age of 8, thought it would be impossible for a deaf person to be an audiologist. Jones was diagnosed with hearing loss at 15 months old and wore hearing aids until she received the cochlear implant as a child. “What an experience that day.… Read More


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Medicolegal Death Investigator Chris Lea of The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Designated as a Diplomate by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators

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  Chris Lea, D-ABMDI, medicolegal death investigator for the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated as a diplomate (D-ABMDI) by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. According to the national website, “certification provides official recognition by an independent professional certification… Read More


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UT Health Science Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Host Collaborative Cancer Research Conference

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    USA CORNET Award Opportunity to Fund New Cancer Research Initiatives Announced More than 100 cancer researchers convened in Memphis on Tuesday, May 2, for the Spring 2017 Cancer Research Conference. Hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with West Cancer Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical… Read More