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UTHSC Officially Names First Dermatology Department the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology

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Rex Amonette, MD, and Robert Kaplan, MD Memphis, Tenn. (July 30, 2013) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Dermatology Department in the College of Medicine has been officially named the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology, in honor of Robert Kaplan, MD, and Rex Amonette, MD. Drs. Kaplan and Amonette, both UTHSC dermatology alumni,… Read More


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Preventive Medicine Researcher at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Co-Authors Abstract on Interaction of Calcium & Vitamin D with Hormone Therapy

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Memphis, Tenn. (June 26, 2013) – Can taking calcium and vitamin D help prevent bone fractures among women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy? That’s the question that researchers and more than 60,000 women have tried to answer through a Women’s Health Initiative study. Over more than 19 years, postmenopausal participants aged 50 to 79 years enrolled… Read More


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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Donates $250,000 to The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for Medical Student Scholarship Fund Named for First Black Surgeon General in Memphis

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Dr. Ed Reed Blazed Trail for Integration in Memphis Hospitals Memphis, Tenn. (June 21, 2013) – Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has donated $250,000 to create the Dr. Ed Reed Scholarship Fund at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine.  The scholarship fund is named in special memory of the late Ed Reed,… Read More


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UTHSC Joins Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital To Fight Childhood Obesity

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Memphis, Tenn. (December 13, 2012) The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to launch a Center for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity. Jon McCullers, MD, unveiled the plans at the recent Let’s CHANGE Summit hosted by Healthy Memphis Common Table. Dr. McCullers was the keynote speaker. “To me,… Read More


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Terreia Jones, PharmD, of UTHSC Receives $500,000 Grant for Brain Cancer Research

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Memphis, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2012) – Glioblastoma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor, is a real killer. Most people die within the first two years of diagnosis regardless of the treatments used. With the help of a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a component of the National Institutes of Health, Terreia… Read More


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Dr. Francesca-Fang Liao of UTHSC Receives $ 412,500 Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

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Memphis, Tenn. (October 31, 2012) – Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative illness that afflicts more than 5 million Americans. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, and her research team hope to gain further insight into the cause of the disease. A $412,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of… Read More


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Dr. Michelle Farland of UTHSC Receives 2012 New Educator Award from American College of Clinical Pharmacy

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Memphis, Tenn. (December 6, 2012) – Michelle Z. Farland, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, is the recipient of the 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) New Educator Award. The award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions of new educators to the discipline of teaching and to health care education. She was recognized during the 2012 ACCP Annual… Read More


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Petersent to Announce Recommendation for New Chancellor

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UT President John Petersen will announce his recommendation for a new chancellor for UTHSC and vice president for health affairs on Friday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the General Education Building.