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UTHSC’s Karen Johnson, MD, a Principal Investigator in Major National Diabetes Prevention Study

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A researcher from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is among principal investigators on a six-year nationwide diabetes prevention clinical trial that released findings today at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. The Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes (D2d) study found that vitamin D supplementation does not significantly reduce… Read More


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UTHSC, The Healing Center to Host National Suicide and the Black Church Conference June 12-13

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Professionals from all over the city of Memphis are coming together to discuss and provide insight into child and adolescent suicide, with a specific focus on the black community. The 9th biannual National Suicide and the Black Church Conference will take place at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on June 12-13. This… Read More


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Jeffrey Taylor, DPT, Named Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at UTHSC

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Stephen E. Alway, PhD, FACSM, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Jeffrey Taylor PT, PhD, DPT, SCS,CSCS, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. He will begin his new role in August. Dr. Taylor will also serve as the director of the new… Read More


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Training Future Scientists

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In the new issue of the UTHSC Graduate Health Sciences Magazine you’ll meet the next generation of investigators and scientists receiving training at UTHSC; learn how the college is partnering with universities from across the globe to bring PhD students to Memphis; and meet the faculty recognized for their excellence in teaching by students at… Read More


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College of Dentistry Commencement Honors Service Members

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When Randy Bagay walked across the stage today during the College of Dentistry’s commencement ceremony to take his military oath of office, he received a standing ovation. Three months ago, while completing his last semester as a dental student, Bagay was diagnosed with leukemia. A native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis, Bagay… Read More


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Team of UTHSC Investigators Awarded $3.1 Million to Develop Unique Model for Nicotine Addiction Research

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Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and Robert W. Williams, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Generics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been awarded over $3.14 million in funding to establish an innovative, diverse research model, which will be used to… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Presides at Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

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Wrapping up her year as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), UT Health Science Center’s Altha Stewart gave the Presidential Address at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco. She urged the 38,000-member organization to continue to focus on treating the whole person, to be involved in current issues affecting mental health across… Read More


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Budget Vote, Recap of Accomplishments Highlight Second Meeting for UTHSC Advisory Board

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The UTHSC Advisory Board held its second meeting Monday, approving a proposed $571.3 million budget for the university for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1. In addition to the budget review and vote, the meeting in the Student Alumni-Center on the Memphis campus included reports from UTHSC leadership and college deans detailing accomplishments and… Read More