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UTHSC To Host Annual CPR/AED Event October 30

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UTHSC will host its annual CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course for faculty, students and staff that will teach them how to be successful first responders in the event of heart emergencies. Two classes will be held in the Student-Alumni Center Dining Hall at 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The… Read More


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UTHSC Promotes Community Health at Block Party for Peace

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Colleges of Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy provided health care services during the 13th annual Block Party for Peace last month. Founded by Tennessee Representative Antonio Parkinson, the annual event focuses on peace, community empowerment, education, and living a healthy lifestyle in the North Memphis… Read More


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Melody Waller of UTHSC Selected As A Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professional in Memphis

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Melody Norris Waller, PhD, MSN, RN, has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis. The awards gala celebrates young professionals and awards them for serving in the local community in five foundational areas: Outstanding Citizen, Entrepreneurship, Community Advocacy, Arts and Entertainment, and Education. Dr. Waller joined the… Read More


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Chancellor Says 2017-2018 Very Successful Year for UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center continued its record academic and clinical growth in 2017-2018 and has “turned the corner” in boosting its research enterprise, Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, said Tuesday during his State of the University Address. “It was a very successful transition year,” the chancellor told the faculty and staff gathered… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liao Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Study Link Between Metabolic Syndromes and Dementia

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, vascular dementia is the second most common dementia type. Francesca-Fang Liao, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More


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Journal Selects Two Papers as Editors’ Choice Offering Insight Into Obesity Intervention Research Done at UTHSC for Active Duty Military

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Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society, has selected two papers as Editors’ Choice articles for its October 2018 issue. The Editors’ Choice articles are hand-picked by the journal’s editors and both papers focus on obesity intervention research done by researchers at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for active duty military personnel… Read More


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HEI Team Members Serve More Than 350 Patients During Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

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Giving back to the community has always been a priority for the team members of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. HEI has conducted mission trips for years, and continues to promote healthy eye care around the world. Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, the new HEI… Read More


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John V. Cox of UTHSC Receives $600,000 Grant for Research Offering Insights Into Chlamydia Pathogenesis

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John V. Cox, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, and associate dean in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasingly common in the United… Read More