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UTHSC Hosts Meeting of Southeastern Leaders in Addiction Treatment

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“The nation is the United States of drugs,” Kevin Kunz, MD, executive vice president of The Addiction Medicine Foundation, said in opening remarks at a meeting of local, state, and national addiction experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Thursday. “There is nothing so disabling in our country as substance abuse and addiction.”… Read More


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UTHSC Raises $5,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Thanks to the generosity of faculty, staff, and students, UTHSC was able to raise $5,000 from the Donuts for Donations event held last week in the GEB and Madison Plaza. All donations will go toward the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Houston native Kinsie Arnst, who is working on her PhD in… Read More


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Pickup Selected As Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Leigh Anne Pickup, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was… Read More


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Reynolds Elected to the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management

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Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, CHPS, chair and professor of the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management and privacy coordinator in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been elected to serve on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM), beginning in 2018.… Read More


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Medical Mission Work a Family Calling for UTHSC Surgeon

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For surgeon Nia Zalamea, medical mission work is a family affair. An assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, she has done medical mission work annually in the Philippines since 1999 with her father, a nurse anesthetist, and mother, a nurse, both of whom were born in that country and… Read More


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UTHSC and UAMS Announce Second Collaborative Award Winners for Cancer Research

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Four research teams have just been announced as the 2017 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/ University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer. This is the second CORNET funding opportunity established between the two institutions. The UTHSC/UAMS CORNET Awards in Cancer are designed to… Read More


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HEI Doctors Push Eye Safety as Priority for Solar Eclipse Preparation

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The solar eclipse on August 21 is an exciting event, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t take precautions to protect your eyesight. During a solar eclipse, the moon will partially or fully cover the sun. During this event, the sky will turn darker, causing the pupils to dilate, increasing the amount of… Read More


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$1.3 Million Granted to Helena Parfenova, PhD, to Study Damaging Seizure-Activated Mechanisms in Newborn Brains

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, was recently granted a $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parfenova is studying the underlying mechanisms and functional consequences of glial cell, or astrocyte, injury caused by seizures in the neonatal… Read More