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Board of Trustees Approve UTHSC Budget Proposal

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Message from the Chancellor: I am pleased to report the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the UTHSC budget at their meeting this past Friday, June 21. As I articulated in our recent Town Hall, “It is a good, but challenging budget year.” Key points: Tuition was held to increases of only $200 per… Read More


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Singh Awarded $1.9M to Investigate Inflammatory Responses in the Eye That Can Lead to Vision Loss

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Retinal neovascularization (RNV) occurs when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. While wound repair in the skin and many other tissues involves neovascularization, in the eye, neovascularization can cause severe vision loss and blindness. Nikhlesh K. Singh, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at… Read More


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Professor Emeritus Ina Tonkin Receives Gold Medal Award from NASCI

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Ina Tonkin, MD, professor emeritus of radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, received the Gold Medal Award from the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Tonkin’s lifetime achievement, service and continuing support of… Read More


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Inaugural Prostate Cancer Symposium Brings Together African-American Men, Healthcare Providers, and Researchers

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Memphian and prostate cancer survivor Kenneth Carpenter understands the power of education and conversation. “When I was diagnosed, I knew I needed to educate myself on prostate cancer and start talking about it,” Carpenter said. “I needed to ‘man up to prostate cancer.’ Men, in particular African-American men, are quiet about their health, and are… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named a Best Children’s Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. This is the ninth consecutive year Le Bonheur has been included in the prestigious list with recognition in eight specialties. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and trains… Read More


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Hartig Receives Common Table Health Alliance Community Service Award

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Peg Thorman Hartig, PhD, APN-BC, FAANP, professor in the UTHSC College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Renee S. Frazier Advocacy and Community Service Award from the Common Table  Health Alliance (CTHA) during its 10th annual meeting recently. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Hartig’s personal… Read More


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UTHSC’s Karen Johnson, MD, a Principal Investigator in Major National Diabetes Prevention Study

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A researcher from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is among principal investigators on a six-year nationwide diabetes prevention clinical trial that released findings today at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. The Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes (D2d) study found that vitamin D supplementation does not significantly reduce… Read More


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UTHSC, The Healing Center to Host National Suicide and the Black Church Conference June 12-13

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Professionals from all over the city of Memphis are coming together to discuss and provide insight into child and adolescent suicide, with a specific focus on the black community. The 9th biannual National Suicide and the Black Church Conference will take place at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on June 12-13. This… Read More