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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Graduates 793 New Health Professionals Virtually

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will graduate 793 new health care professionals during virtual commencement celebrations between May and August. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no in-person ceremonies are being held, however, each college is acknowledging its graduates virtually in its own manner. In addition, UTHSC is recognizing each graduating class on social… Read More


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Gosain Receives $2.1 M Grant for Hirschprung Enterocolitis Research

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Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) is a life-threatening complication of Hirschsprung Disease, a common cause of intestinal obstruction in newborns. Hirschsprung Disease results from incomplete development of the enteric nervous system, or the “brain of the gut,” which is essential to life. HAEC affects 30 to 60 percent of infants with Hirshsprung Disease and is the leading… Read More


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World Renowned Pediatric Rheumatologist and Immunologist Terri Finkel, M.D., Ph.D. Joins UTHSC, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Terri H. Finkel, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally known pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist, has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in several leadership roles. Dr. Finkel was recruited to serve as professor and associate chair of the UTHSC College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics… Read More


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Asbell Leads National Ocular Antibiotic Resistance Study, Publishes in JAMA

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The results of a 10-year ongoing study led by Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI), have been published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Ophthalmology. This surveillance study examines isolates from eye infections across the United… Read More


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UTHSC Students Screen Public at Call Center for COVID-19 Testing

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A team of UTHSC medical and nursing students have been working diligently behind the scenes in the fight against COVID-19. Made up mostly of third-year medical students and nursing students, the COVID-19 Call Center, works in tandem with the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Mid-South Fairgrounds to triage the public for testing. Since opening… Read More


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Medical Student Organization at UTHSC Creates Coronavirus Fact Sheet for Kids

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A student organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is doing its part to make sure that children in the Memphis community are properly informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19) through an age-specific flyer, the UTHSC Coronavirus Fact Sheet for Kids. The document, created by Health Students Teach Memphis Youth, explains everything from what… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Awarded $4.94 Million to Develop Novel Glaucoma Treatment

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A researcher in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $4.94 million R24 grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of a potential new drug therapy for glaucoma. Monica Jablonski, PhD, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and associate dean of the Postdoctoral Office,… Read More


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Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, Named Senior Associate Dean of Research

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Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, has been named the senior associate dean of Research for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. He will begin his new role at UTHSC in July. Dr. Griffith has served in multiple roles at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the last 14 years, primarily in… Read More