Tag: College of Medicine


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Kito Lord Named to National List of Rising Stars in Healthcare Under 40

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In 2017, Kito Lord, MD, MBA, moved to Memphis from Philadelphia to lead the Department of Emergency Medicine at Regional One Health and to help expand the UTHSC Emergency Medicine Residency program into the hospital, which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. Recently, Dr. Lord was named to the 2019 list… Read More


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UTHSC Students Spread Awareness About Dangers of Smoking, Vaping

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Medical, nursing, and pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center visited six elementary schools in Memphis this month to educate students about the dangers of smoking, chewing tobacco, and vaping/e-cigarettes through the annual TAR WARS program. TAR WARS is a school-based, tobacco-free education program. Developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians… Read More


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Catherine Womack Part of Inaugural UT Executive Leadership Institute Class

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Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean of student affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, graduated in the first class of the UT Executive Leadership Institute. The inaugural class included 17 faculty and staff members from each University of Tennessee campus and institute. The Executive Leadership Institute was created… Read More


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UTHSC’s Qi Zhao, MD, PhD, Using New Technology To Research Markers of Future Muscle Loss in Older Adults

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Qi Zhao, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded approximately $3 million to research improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sarcopenia. Characterized by the age-related, involuntary loss of muscle mass and strength, sarcopenia is one of the primary causes… Read More


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UTHSC Big Participant in Recent Block Party for Peace

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined hundreds in the city of Memphis for a block party geared toward improving the quality of life for our neighbors. “The Block Party for Peace is about improving people’s quality of life through education, employment and health,” said State Representative Antonio Parkinson, founder and organizer of Block… Read More


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Department of Pharmacology Changes Name To Emphasize Research Focus

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The Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has changed its name to the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science and Toxicology. The new name emphasizes the growth of expertise and research-based methodologies in the department. The change comes as a result of the new areas of… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Receives Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award

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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, is the recipient of the Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society, an organization that encourages the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Dr. Vásquez was recognized for her pioneering… Read More


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Scholarship Made Medical School Possible

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Wesley Slaven remembers the day he received notice of his estimated financial aid for medical school. During his shift as an emergency medical scribe, he learned he would be $10,000 short to pay for the estimated cost to attend his first-year at the UTHSC College of Medicine. “It showed $42,000 in federal loans, $7,500 for… Read More