Tag: College of Medicine


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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


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College of Medicine To Honor Four Outstanding Alumni August 22

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Four outstanding alumni will be honored during the annual Alumni Awards Dinner August 22, at the Memphis Westin Beale Street. The 2019 honorees are William Mariencheck, MD; Eugene C. Mangiante, Jr., MD; Peter Whitington, MD; and Donald Barker, MD. Dr.  Mariencheck, a former division chief and clinical associate professor of Pulmonary Medicine at UTHSC, has… Read More


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UTHSC/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Successfully Creates Airway and Voice Box for Child

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World’s first recorded case of a successful voice box reconstruction in a child Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital reconstructed an airway and voice box in the world’s first successful surgery of its kind for 2-year-old Cooper Kilburn from Adamsville, Tennessee. A team of pediatric experts, led by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee… Read More