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Deputy Surgeon General Guest Speaker at NightinGala Hosted by UTHSC College of Nursing

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, as the featured speaker at the second-annual NightinGala on Friday, May 4. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in The Great Hall and Conference Center in Germantown, and… Read More


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Zhang Driven By Love of Science To Improve Oral Health Research

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Yanhui Zhang, PhD, enjoys gaining scientific knowledge and improving public health through research. Currently, her focus is on oral health and how saliva influences it. “Saliva lubricates the oral cavity, protects the teeth by buffering the acids produced by bacteria, initiates digestion, and facilitates taste and speech,” she said. “It contains thousands of proteins and… Read More


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The Center for Addiction Science at UTHSC and Memphis Area Prevention Coalition Host Forums on Addiction and Overdose

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The Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition will present forums April 18 and 19 to educate health care providers, first responders, and the public on recognizing and treating opioid use disorder. The Medical Forum on Addiction and Overdose will be held at 11:30… Read More


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Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee Successfully Launched

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The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2) has been activated. Operating as a separate 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), CTN2 was created to enable the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical research faculty to design, solicit, and conduct robust statewide clinical trials with the overarching goal of providing… Read More


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UT Collaboration Examines How Natural Chemicals in Green Tea Work

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Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the University of Tennessee System has discovered molecular mechanisms with which key chemicals in green tea work. The research teams of L. Darryl Quarles, MD, of the University of… Read More


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Stewart Honored As Memphis Legend By Healing Center

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Altha J. Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was named a Memphis Legend by the Healing Center Baptist Church in Memphis . The Oakhaven-based church is led by Bishop William Young and his wife, Pastor… Read More


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The Dentones of UTHSC Make Beautiful Music Together

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Three decades separate some of the members of one Memphis band, but when they’re on the stage together, you’d never know it. “There’s definitely no age gap when we are onstage,” said Mike Estivo, the band’s 31-year-old drummer. And it’s safe to say that more than age dissolves when The Dentones are rocking. Estivo is… Read More


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Department of Family Medicine Receives Prestigious Accreditation for Quality, Patient-Centered Care

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The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its St. Francis and Tipton locations. The NCQA program is the most widely-recognized health care accreditation program in the United States. “The NCQA seal… Read More