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Stewart Honored As Memphis Legend By Healing Center

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Altha J. Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was named a Memphis Legend by the Healing Center Baptist Church in Memphis . The Oakhaven-based church is led by Bishop William Young and his wife, Pastor… Read More


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UTHSC Represented at Forensic Medicine Conference

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Two medical students in the forensic medicine preceptorship program and a forensic pathology Fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) presented their research through poster presentations at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle last month. The Annual Meeting of the AAFS is the premier gathering of… Read More


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Department of Family Medicine Receives Prestigious Accreditation for Quality, Patient-Centered Care

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The Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its St. Francis and Tipton locations. The NCQA program is the most widely-recognized health care accreditation program in the United States. “The NCQA seal… Read More


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Peters Awarded $418,000 to Continue Study on Repurposing Compounds to Fight Yeast Infection Inflammation

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Brian M. Peters, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has recently been awarded $418,000 to continue his research repurposing compounds to fight against inflammation that results from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) — commonly referred to as… Read More


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Jonsson Dedicated to Building Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, the new director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is dedicated to creating networks of collaborators to identify and solve problems in infectious disease research. “By converging disciplines, we can create synergy around a topic, which hopefully leads to new perspectives and solutions,” said… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga Named Director of New UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1. The UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease is a collaborative effort among UTHSC, West Cancer Center, UT-Methodist University Hospital and Regional… Read More


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UTHSC’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions Wins 2018 Building Memphis Award

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The Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was named Best Renovation (Large Category) by the Memphis Business Journal  in its 2018 Building Memphis Awards. The prestigious awards, given during an ceremony Tuesday evening at the Memphis Botanic Garden, recognize the best new developments in Memphis over… Read More


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UTHSC’s Global CORNET Awards Names Winners with Chinese University

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Three research teams have just been announced as the 2018 awardees for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/Harbin Medical University (HMU) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Cancer Vascular Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemiology. Envisioned by Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor of Research at UTHSC, and Dianjun Sun, PhD, vice executive president of… Read More