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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Wins National Diversity Award

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of  Tennessee Health Science Center is the only pharmacy school in the country to receive the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. More than 140 institutions applied for the honor,… Read More


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UTHSC/Le Bonheur Pediatrician Prescribes Books for All His Patients

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Memphis pediatrician Jason Yaun is committed to caring for the bodies and the minds of his patients. A graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, Dr. Yaun, 35, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at UTHSC and a physician in the General Pediatrics Department at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Born… Read More


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Information Technology Services to Host Cybersecurity Training Events

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As we do more things online and on electronic devices, our risk of becoming a cyber attack victim increases. If you’ve seen the news lately, 2017 has been full of cybersecurity crime and breaches affecting small businesses and large corporations alike. The total costs per breach for organizations are the highest in the health care… Read More


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Mozhui Awarded $418,000 Grant to Study Epigenetics of Aging

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Khyobeni Mozhui,PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the epigenetics of aging. The two-year award will support the project, titled… Read More


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Weisser-Pike to Provide Rehabilitation to First IMT Patient in the United States

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The first patient in the United States to receive an implanted miniature telescope (IMT) following cataract surgery will receive rehabilitation from an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Low vision rehabilitation and occupational therapist Orli Weisser-Pike, OTD, OTR/L,… Read More


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UTHSC Collects $2,000 Plus for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

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In the spirit of generosity and public service, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was able to collect donations totaling $2,065.15 for relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Luisa Ramírez de Lynch, PT, DPT, C/NDT, physical therapist in the College of Health Professions, was personally impacted by Hurricane Maria’s effects in Puerto Rico, since her… Read More


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‘Purple Night’ at UTHSC Celebrates Life

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UT Health Science Center’s leading pancreatic cancer research team has received multimillion-dollar federal grants to study new markers and treatments for the disease. However, last Saturday night their research got personal, as the group stepped out of the lab and shared a meal with some of the people they are working so hard to help.… Read More


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Study Led by UTHSC’s Karen C. Johnson, MD, Published in Obesity Journal

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The TARGIT study led by Karen Johnson, MD, MPH, Endowed Professor of Women’s Health in the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, is published as an Editor’s Choice in the October issue of Obesity Journal. The journal is a publication of the Obesity Society, a scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity and its treatment.… Read More