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UTHSC’s David Shibata Serves as Expert Panelist for NIH Cancer Think Tank

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David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, a professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected to serve as an expert panelist for the Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer (EO-CRC) Think Tank, which is part of the National Institutes of Health and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Mancarella Receives $1.5 Million to Investigate Molecular Mechanism Regulating Heart Function

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Salvatore Mancarella, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently awarded $1.52 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his investigations into the molecular-level causes of cardiac muscle deterioration. One of the most common types of heart… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Named Among Top 100 Inspiring Hispanic-Latinx Scientists in America in Prestigious Scientific Blog

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named among the Top 100 Inspiring Hispanic-Latinx Scientists in America. The list was compiled by the scientific blog, Cell Mentor (Cell Press), in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Symposium to Feature Nationally Acclaimed Ophthalmic, Drug Development, and Research Experts

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) will host a continuing medical education symposium called Vision 2020 at HEI on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The symposium is the first major event under the leadership of Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of… Read More


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UTHSC’s Yousefi Awarded $600,000 in Grants to Develop Artificial Intelligence to Improve Glaucoma Research, Diagnosis

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Siamak Yousefi, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received two grants worth more than $600,000 combined to further develop artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma. Dr. Yousefi is the recipient of $451,139… Read More


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Dean Chisholm-Burns Appointed UTHSC Distinguished Professor

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, FAST, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor in the Department of Surgery in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, has been appointed a UTHSC Distinguished Professor. The title represents recognition of extraordinary contributions to UTHSC, which have resulted in distinction and respect… Read More


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Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Collaborate to offer Clinical COVID-19 Symposium

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More than 500 people registered for the UTHSC Coronavirus Online Symposium: Clinical Care, presented via Zoom Sept. 15 by the Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The program sought to lay out best practices and the most up-to-date research for practitioners caring for patients who have COVID-19. “We… Read More


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UTHSC’s Narayanan Awarded Grant to Study Cause of Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men

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Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $455,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a two-year study of the underlying cause of the development of aggressive prostate cancer in African American men. Approximately 174,000… Read More