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UTHSC’s Helena Parfenova Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study Newborn Seizures

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Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $2.1 million to further study the functions and mechanisms behind neonatal seizures, and to potentially uncover naturally-occurring defensive mechanisms to prevent cerebrovascular disease in newborns. The neonatal brain is vulnerable to compromises… Read More


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Physician Assistant Program Raises Profile on Campus, Across the State

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Moving from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions into the College of Medicine was a critical turning point for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Not only did it help the program increase its visibility to physicians on campus, it did the same with partner hospitals and clinics across the state.… Read More


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Wells Named First Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

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The College of Dentistry has named Martha Wells, DMD, MS, as its first Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wells is the director of Graduate Pediatric Dentistry and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health. The Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professorship of Pediatric Dentistry was established… Read More


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UTHSC Celebrates Dedication of Methodist University Hospital Shorb Tower

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, commended partners Methodist University Hospital during a dedication ceremony held December 12 of their nearly completed $275 million Shorb Tower. The dedication was part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s year-long centennial celebration. “Methodist has created an environment of cutting edge patient care, a robust… Read More


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UTRF 2018 Innovation Awards Celebrate UT Researchers

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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and December 5 at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville. Researchers at UTHSC received patent plaques, startup… Read More


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Diversity Certificate Program Graduates 26 UTHSC Professionals From Its Fall 2018 Cohort

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The Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Thursday graduated 26 faculty and staff members from the fall 2018 cohort of its Diversity Certificate Program (DCP). Started in fall 2017, the program aims to develop a more knowledgeable workforce by enhancing competencies and capacity around diversity and inclusion, in… Read More


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Thomas C. Laughner Named Director of Teaching and Learning Center

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Thomas C. Laughner, PhD, has been named the Director for the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Laughner will oversee the design, development, delivery and evaluation of the services offered at the TLC. Dr. Laughner will be responsible for the services offered through TLC which include academic… Read More


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UTHSC Among Top Workplaces in Memphis For Fifth Consecutive Year

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For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Greater Memphis area by The Commercial Appeal. The recognition is based solely on employee surveys conducted for the newspaper by Energage, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. UTHSC was among… Read More