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UTHSC Researchers Recognized by Memphis Business Journal for Outstanding Work in Biosciences

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD

Three University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty members are being highlighted in the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) this month for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the biosciences.  Colleen Jonsson, PhD, professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology; Monica Jablonski, PhD, FARVO, Hamilton Endowed Professor; and Maria Gomes-Solecki, DVM, professor, Microbiology,… Read More


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College of Medicine launches LEAP to increase diversity in medical education

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With its new Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine aims to produce a group of more diverse physicians in the future In March, 35 high school students participated in the full-day inaugural event designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in medicine.… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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UTHSC Physician, Researcher Invited to Present Cancer Research at Prestigious Annual Meeting

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For two decades, scientists have been able to identify the molecular signature of specific cancers by isolating the RNA, responsible for dictating which proteins are produced and, by extension, how the cells behave in the body. Now, Neil Hayes, MD, MS, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at at the University of Tennessee… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Anthony Sheyn Named Chief of Otolaryngology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Anthony Sheyn, MD, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), has been named the division chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He replaces Jerome Thompson, MD, MBA, who is stepping back from the division chief role after 16 years. Dr. Sheyn has… Read More


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2 UTHSC College of Medicine Experts Edit Comprehensive Book on Cholesterol, from Chemistry to Clinical Implications

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, and Anna Bukiya, PhD, research collaborators and faculty in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, have just finished editing a comprehensive book on cholesterol. “Cholesterol: From Chemistry and Biophysics to the Clinic,” was published by Elsevier. It will be released in May. “It was a… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.85 Million For Research Project on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $2.85 million from the National Institute on Aging for a project that will deepen understanding of how mitochondria influence the aging process and age-related diseases. David Ashbrook, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, is the principal investigator on the study examining how sex, diet, age, and… Read More


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Leadership Memphis Honors Jon McCullers as One of 10 Change Makers

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Leadership Memphis has honored Jon McCullers, MD, as one of ten 2022 Change Makers for his work in infectious disease. Besides helping leaders and laypeople understand the complexities of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the various treatments, he was at the forefront of building testing and vaccination systems that quickly benefited everyday citizens. Change Makers are… Read More