Tag: dermatology

UTHSC Researchers to Study How Hormones Impact Melanoma Risk


As the United States experiences a continuous increase in cases of melanoma, researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are beginning a study to determine whether sex hormones affect the risk of the deadly skin cancer. The researchers have received a $423,500 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of… Read More

UTHSC Receives Platinum Award for Student-Led Skin Cancer Prevention Initiative


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received the platinum level Skin Smart Campus Award from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention thanks to the work of a dedicated group of medical students. The award recognizes a commitment to promoting skin cancer prevention and UV safety education, ensuring the well-being of the campus… Read More

Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology at UTHSC Growing; Expanding Clinical Practice


If you have a suspicious-looking mole or a strange patch on your skin, Tejesh Patel, MD, FAAD, has some advice – get it checked out. And he wants you to know that, as faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology is ready to help. “We’re… Read More