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Sick Leave Bank Benefits UTHSC Employee During Cancer Recovery

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Gary Rollins, DDS, didn’t realize he was sick. He felt fine, healthy even. He went in for a routine physical where blood work was performed and something came back suspicious. He was reassured that everything was probably fine, but that he should make an appointment with a specialist just to make sure. After that exam,… Read More


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University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More


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Lee Selected for CORNET Award in Drug Discovery and Development for Studying Anti-Tumor Immunity Treatments

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Sue Chin Lee, PhD, assistant professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded the UTHSC/Southern Research (SR) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Award in Drug Discovery and Development for studying treatments that target anti-tumor immunity. Nearly two years since its inception, the CORNET Awards have… Read More


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UTHSC Key Supporter in City’s New Bike Share Program

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Janine Twitchell is new to Memphis, but as an avid cyclist, she was happy to be part of the team from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center that took part in the inaugural bike ride today to kick off Explore Bike Share, the city’s new bike share program. “I love Memphis,” the administrative assistant… Read More


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CANDLE Study Researchers Discuss Translating Findings Into Interventions, Policy to Aid Children

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Researchers leading the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study came together with academic and community leaders on May 14 in Memphis to discuss how to leverage scientific evidence to create solutions for children and families in Memphis and Shelby County. CANDLE is an observational, longitudinal cohort research study that looks… Read More


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Ken Brown Honored for Dedication in Making New Simulation Center at UTHSC a Reality

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When the University of Tennessee Health Science Center unveiled its new Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) today, it also honored the visionary behind the $39.7 million, 45,000-square-foot building. The lobby of the state-of-the-art facility, the only of its kind is Tennessee, was dedicated to Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Becomes First African-American President of the American Psychiatric Association

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  Memphian Altha Stewart, MD, took office as president of the American Psychiatric Association at the close of the APA’s 2018 annual meeting May 9, vowing to promote collaboration among members and across medical specialties, increase mentoring and leadership opportunities for the next generation in the profession, and improve access to mental health care for… Read More


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

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Rosalind Jackson Donald, administrative specialist for the Office of Faculty Affairs in the College of Medicine, spoke highly of the Office of Equity and Diversity’s Diversity Certificate Program. “Every administrator, student, and staff member at UTHSC will reap the benefits from the Diversity Certificate Program,” she said. “UTHSC is setting the bar high, exceeding the… Read More