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Valeria Vásquez Has Research Published In Nature Communications

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote a paper that has been published in Nature Communications about the lipid components that modulate mechanosensation. Her paper is titled, “Dietary Fatty Acids Fine-Tune Piezo1 Mechanical Response.” Blood pressure, red blood cell… Read More


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Harris Cohen Shares Radiology Expertise With International Counterparts Through Traveling Lectures

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Harris L. Cohen, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has spent his career in pediatric, fetal, obstetrical, and gynecologic imaging. He also travels internationally to share his expertise in the field. Last May, he served as an International Visiting Professor (IVP)… Read More


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Two from UTHSC Honored with UT President’s Awards

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Two distinguished representatives of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the winners of the 2019 UT President’s Awards announced today by UT Interim President Randy Boyd. Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, UTHSC College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health, and Kathy Gibbs, MEd, MS, NCC, BCC, assistant vice chancellor for the… Read More


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Marko Radic PhD of UTHSC Publishes Paper Exploring a Novel Treatment Option for Lupus

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Marko Radic, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in Science Translational Medicine that explores a novel treatment option for Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using a targeted immunotherapy approach. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More


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Nina Sublette Goes to Washington D.C. To Discuss HIV-Related Changes To Medicare Part D

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The city of Memphis ranks sixth in the country for the highest number of HIV cases. If proposed changes to Medicare Part D are approved, one of the most significant changes that would take effect would be the removal of protected class status of medications used to treat HIV, meaning that patients may not receive… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, Awarded $2 Million to Design Novel Tools and Medications for Prostate Cancer Patients

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Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine-Hematology and adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Urology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded over $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop novel tools and next generation drugs designed to treat… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jablonski Wins $1.53M Award to Study Glaucoma Mechanisms and Develop Targeted Therapies

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Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world and affects more than three million people in the United States each year. Currently, there is no cure for this crippling disease, only the option to treat one’s symptoms. Monica M. Jablonski, PhD, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski, PhD, Authors Paper on New Study Highlighting the Role of Sugar Metabolism in Heart Disease, Obesity

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Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in the Journal of Immunology that provides novel insights into the biochemistry of the sugar glucose in immune cells critical to obesity and heart… Read More