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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Named Endowed Professor in Women’s Health for the UTHSC College of Medicine

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, who has brought more than $40 million in research dollars to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and is the principal investigator on five currently funded research grants or contracts, has been awarded the UTHSC College of Medicine Endowed Professorship in Women’s Health.


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Assistant Professor Kazuko Sakata of UTHSC Receives $375,000 Grant for Research on Inflexible Learning

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Kazuko Sakata, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $375,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.


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Assistant Professor Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Osteoporosis Research

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Susan Miranda, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1.6 million from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.


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The First John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment Lectureship Brings Renowned Diabetes Expert to Campus

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The first John Ed and Odessa Williams Endowment in Community Diabetes Lectureship earlier this month brought renowned diabetes expert James Gavin III, MD, to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus as the keynote speaker.


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Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, Named Senior Associate Dean and Chair for the New Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at UTHSC

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David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Clint W. Snyder, PhD, MBA, as the senior associate dean and chair for the new Department of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine. Dr. Snyder joined UTHSC on… Read More


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John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, Named Associate Dean of Extramural Affairs for the UTHSC College of Dentistry

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Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean and professor of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named John Douglas Seeberg, DMD, as the inaugural associate dean of Extramural Affairs, effective immediately.


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Timothy L. Hottel, Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC, Receives $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., for Clinical Study on Use of Oral Appliances in Mitigating Severity, Frequency of Motor and Vocal Tics

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Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will serve as principal investigator for a $340,000 clinical study funded by TicTocStop, Inc. TicTocStop has a mission focused on improving the lives of people with Tourette Syndrome.


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UTHSC Assistant Professor Shalini Narayana Receives $677,385 Grant for Parkinson’s Disease Research

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Shalini Narayana, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $677,385 from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Dr. Narayana and her research team are testing to determine if non-invasive brain stimulation can improve the… Read More