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UTHSC Startup Launches First Product

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In an effort to better engage her students in a post-clinical conference, Dr. Hallie Bensinger, an advanced practice nurse and instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), found herself strolling through the aisles of a school supply store on Easter weekend of 2010 hoping to find fake money to hand out in… Read More


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New Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure Released

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A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and including nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, was published online on December 18, 2013 by JAMA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Barnwell Award Laureate, William C. Cushman, M.D., chief of… Read More


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Jena Steinle, PhD, Named Director of Research for UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute

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Jena J. Steinle, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been appointed director of research at the Hamilton Eye Institute.


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Associate Professor Joanna Q. Hudson of UTHSC Receives $140,000 Grant to Research Antibiotic Dosing For Patients Undergoing a New Method of Dialysis

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Seriously ill patients who develop bacterial infections in the bloodstream require aggressive treatment with antibiotics. They also can develop kidney failure that requires hemodialysis.


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Professor Linda Nichols of UTHSC Awarded $597,313 Grant to Study Whether Dementia Caregiver Interventions Reduce Health Care Costs

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In the United States, nearly 11 million caregivers provide 12.5 billion hours of care annually to those with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Linda Nichols, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).


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Assistant Professor Zhaohui Wu of UTHSC Receives $720,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Research

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According to experts, breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. Among breast cancer patients, those diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive breast cancer subtype, have a lower survival rate, in part because there is a lack of effective targeted therapy. Chemotherapy is the only available systemic treatment for… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Honored at Innovation Awards

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Nineteen University of Tennessee Health Science Center researchers were recognized for their innovations at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) Innovation Awards. Those honored at the event had, in the last year, received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, developed a technology that was licensed to an outside company, received a… Read More


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UTHSC Establishes New Master’s Degree Program in Laboratory Research and Management

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Len Lothstein, PhD, considers himself lucky. He’s been a researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for 25 years, and was fortunate enough to have had the same research assistant for 15 of those years.