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UTHSC Researcher Receives $50K for Hepatitis C Virus Education/Community Awareness Program in African-American Community

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Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, co-director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $50,000 from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The one-year grant will be used to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis… Read More


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Affordable Care Act Works for Most, But Not All, Concludes Paper by UTHSC’s Ilana Graetz, Published in Annals of Internal Medicine

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While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put health insurance coverage within reach of most Americans, it does leave some groups without affordable options, according to a paper by researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) that was published by the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine.


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Vitamin D Study

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1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing diabetes. Are you one of them? If you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetes. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conducting a diabetes prevention research study for people over age 30 who are at… Read More


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Kristen Hedger Archbold Named Associate Dean for Nursing Research for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, interim dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, as associate dean for Nursing Research, effective immediately.


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SIMONS FOUNDATION Highlights Dr. Lawrence Reiter for his Dental Pulp Study

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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative recently interviewed Dr. Lawrence T. Reiter from the Department of Neurology while he was attending the joint Duplication 15q/Angelman Syndrome Research Conference in Boston, MA. Dr. Reiter’s recent work using dental pulp stem cells (DPSC) to investigate gene expression changes leading to autism and other neurogenetic syndromes is a… Read More


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UTHSC’s Linda DeBaer, Perinatal Social Work Manager at the Newborn Center, Wins 2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work

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Linda DeBaer, LMSW, manager of the Department of Perinatal Social Work at the Newborn Center at Regional One Health and a 30-year employee of  the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the  2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work from the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW). According to the NAPSW, the… Read More


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Instructor Weiqiang Zhang of UTHSC Receives More Than $1.8 Million Grant for Cystic Fibrosis Research

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Weiqiang Zhang, PhD, an instructor in the Departments of Physiology and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,874,750 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, for research on cystic fibrosis.


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Campus CPR and AED Training

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Campus CPR and AED Training! Register now for your FREE CPR training which includes valuable information on how to use the lifesaving automated external defibrillators (AED) devices on our campus.  Two class opportunities will be available on October 30th in the SAC Dining Hall at 9am and 1pm.  You must register at  www.uthsc.edu/hrtraining to reserve… Read More