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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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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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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


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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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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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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