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UTHSC and Memphis VA Key Participants in National Study Showing Link Between Low Blood Pressure and Reduced Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension) multisite clinical trial, which released study findings today showing that intensive lowering of blood pressure reduced the risk of mild… Read More


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Focusing on Clinical Excellence

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Check out the latest issue of the UTHSC College of Dentistry Magazine. In this issue you’ll meet the new dean, Dr. James Ragain and learn about his vision for clinical excellence; discover how the new Department of General Dentistry is improving continuity in dental education; find out the many ways the college is making dental… Read More


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Meeting of New UTHSC Advisory Board Canceled

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the inaugural meeting of the new advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which was originally set for January 10 in Nashville, has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Only a bare quorum of four members was available to attend the meeting. Although the… Read More


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Dedicated to a Healthy Community

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Check out the latest issue of the UTHSC College of Nursing magazine. In this issue you’ll discover the many ways the college is dedicated to building a healthy community in the Mid-South; learn about the Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation and how its forging local and global relationships; find out which universities are… Read More


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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Initial Meeting January 10

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An advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resulting from the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature in 2018 will hold its inaugural meeting in Nashville on January 10, 2019. The meeting will take place in the boardroom at Delta Dental of Tennessee, 240 Venture Circle, beginning at 7 a.m.… Read More


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Lactation Rooms Now Available for Use At UTHSC

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The Offices of Equity and Diversity (OED) and Human Resources (HR) are working collaboratively with the campus administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to address issues related to pregnancy and breastfeeding on campus. As a result, two new private spaces for nursing mothers are now available in OED (920 Madison, Suite 825)… Read More


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UTHSC’s Helena Parfenova Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study Newborn Seizures

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Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $2.1 million to further study the functions and mechanisms behind neonatal seizures, and to potentially uncover naturally-occurring defensive mechanisms to prevent cerebrovascular disease in newborns. The neonatal brain is vulnerable to compromises… Read More


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Physician Assistant Program Raises Profile on Campus, Across the State

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Moving from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions into the College of Medicine was a critical turning point for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Not only did it help the program increase its visibility to physicians on campus, it did the same with partner hospitals and clinics across the state.… Read More