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Cordero-Morales Awarded $1.5 Million to Study How Dietary Fatty Acids Regulate TRP Channel Function

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Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $1,520,000 to study the molecular basis by which dietary fatty acids — such as omega-3 and omega-6 — regulate the function of membrane proteins present in the… Read More


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Richey and Singhal Awarded $1.9 Million To Study Orthosis Effectiveness in Veterans

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Researchers Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy and Pediatrics, and Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), were recently awarded $1,998,325 to study the effectiveness of a new robotic exoskeletal technology for use by military… Read More


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Almost 600 Women Attend 2018 Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit

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Almost 600 women gathered earlier this month for the fourth Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit, presented this year by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC). The annual event was conceived to educate African-American women about breast cancer and to encourage preventive measures to promote early detection, which often leads to a cure. The summit was… Read More


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Roland Cruickshank Named President of Methodist University Hospital

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Roland Cruickshank, a dynamic and talented leader with more than 20 years of experience in health care administration, has been named the new president for Methodist University Hospital (MUH). He is currently president of Vintage Hospital Northwest Houston, which is part of the CHI St. Luke’s Health System. Cruickshank served five years as vice president… Read More


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UTHSC Names Zhongjie Sun Chair of the Department of Physiology

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Zhongjie Sun, MD, PhD, FAHA, has been named chair of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and deputy director of the UT-Methodist Cardiovascular Institute. He will assume his new role in April. Dr. Sun comes to UTHSC from the University of Oklahoma College… Read More


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Burchum’s Book Wins Second Place in AJN Book of the Year Category

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A textbook co-authored by Jacqueline Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE, associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was awarded second place in the American Journal of Nursing’s (AJN) 2017 Book of the Year Award in the Adult Primary Care category. The book, “Lehne’s Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice… Read More


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$22,188 Worth of Free Dental Services Provided by the UTHSC College of Dentistry at Give Kids a Smile Day

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently participated in the American Dental Association’s annual Give Kids a Smile Day. Partnering with Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, the College of Dentistry provided 1,105 procedures to more than 80 children valued at $22,188. Give Kids a Smile Day was launched in… Read More


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UTHSC’s Growth Dramatic Under Brown’s Guidance

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Note: This story appears in the January issue of Memphis Medical News. By Judy Otto, Memphis Medical News “I hear it all the time. People say, ‘The Health Science Center is one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets,” complains Dr. Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer at the University… Read More