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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.