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Fit & Quit Study at UTHSC Aims to Help Participants Stop Smoking, Maintain Weight

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The Fit & Quit Research Study at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is enrolling men and women from the greater Memphis area who want to stop smoking. The study will also investigate the best methods to maintain weight while they do it. Stopping smoking leads to significant improvements in health. However, most people… Read More


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Peters Awarded $418,000 to Continue Study on Repurposing Compounds to Fight Yeast Infection Inflammation

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Brian M. Peters, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $418,000 to continue his research repurposing compounds to fight against inflammation that results from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) — commonly referred to as… Read More


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Jonsson Dedicated to Building Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, the new director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is dedicated to creating networks of collaborators to identify and solve problems in infectious disease research. “By converging disciplines, we can create synergy around a topic, which hopefully leads to new perspectives and solutions,” said… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dental Sleep Medicine Center Offers Non-Invasive Solutions for Apnea

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Eleven years ago, dentist Alan Blanton was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The diagnosis eventually drew Dr. Blanton away from his private practice in Collierville and into his current position as director of the William F. Slagle Center for Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain in the College of Dentistry at the University of… Read More


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UTHSC Instrumental in New Wellness & Stress Clinic Bringing Health Care to Oakhaven Church

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“We can have an impact right here, right now,” said David M. Stern, MD, vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, summing up the importance of the new Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis that opened today in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. Located at… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga Named Director of New UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1. The UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease is a collaborative effort among UTHSC, West Cancer Center, UT-Methodist University Hospital and Regional… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Named to Governor’s Task Force on School Safety

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Altha Stewart, MD, a psychiatrist and founding director of the Center for Health In Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to serve on a new state task force on school safety. The 16-member School Safety Working Group had its first meeting in… Read More


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Volunteers from Local Institutions Come Together to Open Community Health Clinic at Oakhaven Church

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Volunteers from academic, government, and religious institutions are joining together to launch a new community health and wellness clinic at a church in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. The Healing Center Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis will be located on the campus of The Healing Center Baptist Church, 3885 Tchulahoma Road, the church… Read More