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Mozhui Awarded $418,000 Grant to Study Epigenetics of Aging

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Khyobeni Mozhui,PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the epigenetics of aging. The two-year award will support the project, titled… Read More


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UTHSC Celebrates 50 Years of the Physician Assistant Profession

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As the physician assistant (PA) profession is approaching its 50th year of existence, many people are still not aware of the occupation, what it entails, and the significant impact it has in the health care community. The PA’s role is to see patients, order tests, perform procedures, and assist in surgery. PAs can also see… Read More


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Stewart Receives James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award from the Memphis Child Advocacy Center

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  Altha 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), received the James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award from the Memphis Child Advocacy Center as a part of their Honors Day Celebration, which was held September 29… Read More


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College of Medicine Honors Outstanding Alumni During Awards Luncheon

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Five distinguished alumni were honored during the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Medicine’s Outstanding Alumni Awards luncheon September 15. The event was held at the Westin Memphis Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Outstanding Alumnus: Mark S. Gaylord, MD (COM ’78) Dr. Mark Gaylord has placed… Read More


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Krukowski Awarded $3.3 Million to Study Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation

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  Although quitting smoking leads to significant improvements in health, most people gain about 10 pounds when they quit smoking, which is a deterrant for some people. Ideally there should be treatment “packages” that would not require people to choose between quitting smoking and gaining weight. Rebecca Krukowski, PhD, associate professor in the Department of… Read More


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Wilson Elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine

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Thaddeus Wilson, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Radiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The designation of Fellow honors members who have distinguished themselves by their… Read More


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Pickup Selected As Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

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Leigh Anne Pickup, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical education in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Distinguished Fellow program was… Read More


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Finkelstein Coming to UTHSC as Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nutrition September 11

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Eric Finkelstein, PhD, MHA, will be the featured professor for the Mildred A. Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP) in Nutrition Lecture Series September 11. The professorship is sponsored by the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Finkelstein is a professor of Health… Read More