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Graduate of UTHSC Nursing Science Program Identifies Potential New Measure for Alzheimer’s Risk

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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly. A recent study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found a novel way to identify a high potential for developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur. Ray Romano, PhD, RN,… Read More


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Jon McCullers, MD, Named to Shelby County Board of Health

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Jon McCullers, MD, has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Health. Dr. McCullers is the senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs and chief operating officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and pediatrician-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Dr. McCullers, who is also chair of Pediatrics… Read More


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Kabra Champions Heart Disease Awareness for Women During Pandemic

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Rajesh Kabra, MD, FHRS, a professor in the Division of Cardiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has a simple piece of advice for  women who may have or be at risk for heart disease during the pandemic: Don’t be deterred from seeking necessary medical attention for heart-… Read More


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UTHSC’s Vaithianathan Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Retinal Research

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Thirumalini Vaithianathan, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has spent a decade studying molecular signaling involved in vision. She has just received $1.9 million from the National Eye Institute for her project titled, “Dynamics of calcium signals control neurotransmitter release in… Read More


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Pharmacy Magazine: Heroes Train Here

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The Winter 2020 Issue of the College of Pharmacy Magazine introduces you to the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Pharmacy, who joined in UTHSC’s fight against the coronavirus and have exemplified what it means to be a hero in the face of a pandemic. In this issue, you can read stories on how the… Read More


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Claudette Jones Shephard Named Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the UTHSC College of Medicine

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Claudette Jones Shephard, MD, has been named the founding associate dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. She currently serves as an associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine. “Last year was a very interesting year,… Read More


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UTHSC Students Join Community Vaccination Workforce

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are joining volunteers from various local academic health care institutions to assist the Shelby County Health Department in the administration of second-dose COVID-19 vaccinations to the community this week. University Clinical Health (UCH), UTHSC, and the City of Memphis are collaborating in organizing the… Read More


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Wilner’s Podcast Makes Feedspot.com’s 20 Physician Podcasts You Need To Know List for Second Year

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A podcast by Andrew N. Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN, associate professor of neurology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was named among Feedspot.com’s  “Top 20 Physicians Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021.” “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner” is hosted by Dr. Wilner, who serves as the… Read More