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Assistant Professor Hongsik Cho Receives $120,000 Grant to Develop Therapeutic Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis

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Hongsik Cho, PhD, MBA, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Medicine and at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $120,000 grant award from the Oxnard Foundation to develop a therapeutic treatment option for osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition that often affects individuals… Read More


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Student Clinician’s Ceremony Marks Third-Year Medical Students’ Transition into Clerkship Years

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The White Coat Ceremony is often a highlight for first-year medical students, however, another milestone ceremony takes place prior to entering their third-year, and recognizes their transitions from the classrooms into clinics. Rising third-year students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine recently celebrated this turning point during the Student Clinician’s… Read More


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College of Pharmacy at UTHSC Rises to Number 23 in Annual Research Funding from NIH

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is now ranked Number 23 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing of 141 member institutions published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The ranking for federal fiscal year 2016 is a… Read More


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BSN Graduates at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Licensure Exam For Third Year

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  For the third year in a row, 100 percent of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program graduates at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt. Last year, the national pass rate was 84.5 percent, while the pass rate in the… Read More


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UTHSC Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth Making Strides in Effort to Help Community’s Youth

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For Altha Stewart, MD, one of the most daunting problems in Memphis has an early start. Dr. Stewart, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth  in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, believes that exposure to trauma and violence in childhood starts a… Read More


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Medicare Readmission Penalties Disproportionally Affect Hospitals Caring for Poor, UTHSC Researchers Find

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Penalties instituted under the Affordable Care Act to reduce hospital readmission rates have cut readmissions for certain conditions, but they also disproportionally penalize hospitals that care for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, according to a study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A data comparison by the Health Services and Policy Research… Read More


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Associate Professor Patricia J. Dubin, MD, of UTHSC Named Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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For Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s new chief of pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine, Patricia J. Dubin, MD, who is also an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), pursuing new treatments for respiratory issues is more than just a passion –… Read More


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UTHSC to Graduate 778 New Health Care Professionals

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A total of 778 health care professionals will graduate this month from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in six separate ceremonies in Memphis and one in Knoxville. The graduates include 122 from the College of Dentistry, 31 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 242 from the College of Health Professions, 160 from… Read More