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Investigator Lawrence T. Reiter, PhD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $418,000 Grant for New Antieplieptic Drug Treatment Study

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Lawrence T. Reiter, PhD, has received a new grant award totaling $418,000 from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The purpose of this study is to identify currently approved medications that can potentially be repurposed for antiepileptics in… Read More


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Belinda Hardy Named Associate Director of the UT-Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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  Belinda Hardy, LCSW, MPA, has been named the associate director of the UT-Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Hardy is a licensed clinical social worker and has been employed at the Boling Center as the chief of social work since 1996. “Belinda brings a wealth of supervisory,… Read More


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department Increases Seat Belt Enforcement During Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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  As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 22 to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement,… Read More


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Researcher Jonathan Wall, PhD, with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $1 Million to Study Antibody Therapy for Systemic Amyloid Disease

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The amyloidoses are a group of rare diseases that are a consequence of abnormal protein (amyloid) deposits in various body tissues and organs. Characterized as systemic or localized, light chain-associated amyloidosis (AL) is the most common form of systemic amyloid disease, with an estimated 4,500 new cases each year in the United States. Systemic amyloid… Read More


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Medicolegal Death Investigator Chris Lea of The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Designated as a Diplomate by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators

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  Chris Lea, D-ABMDI, medicolegal death investigator for the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been designated as a diplomate (D-ABMDI) by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. According to the national website, “certification provides official recognition by an independent professional certification… Read More


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Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, New Counseling Psychologist for University Health Services at UTHSC

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Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, has been hired by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to serve as counseling psychologist with University Health Services to assist with student and employee mental and behavioral health, and support various programs to enhance the overall campus experience. Most recently assistant director and director of training at… Read More


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UTHSC Names Shenika Thomas Assistant Vice Chancellor of Business and Fiscal Affairs For the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Shenika Thomas, MBA, MPS, CFE, assistant vice chancellor of business and fiscal affairs for the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor. She previously served as director. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Ms. Shenika Thomas to assistant vice chancellor,”… Read More


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UTHSC Administrator Allen Dupont Takes Hobby to New Levels; Uses Skydiving to Help Raise Funds to Fight Women’s Cancer

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During the week, Allen Dupont, PhD, MS, is the keeper of numbers for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. But most weekends, you’ll find him 14,000 feet above rural west Tennessee farmland doing what he loves to do – skydiving. Dupont, director of Institutional Effectiveness at UTHSC, is matter of fact about the daring… Read More