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UTHSC Study to Help African Americans with Uncontrolled Diabetes Better Manage Their Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is heading a coalition of primary care providers in the Mid-South in a program to help African-American adults diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease. Led by James Bailey, MD, MPH, professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Health System Improvement… Read More


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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Publishes Third Book on Diabetes Research

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and director of the Clinical Research Center, has devoted his career to diabetes research. The A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research recently completed his term as president of the American Diabetes… Read More


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Dr. Karen C. Johnson of UTHSC Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Study How Weight Loss and Increased Physical Activity Affect Aging in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a $2.3 million grant to build on earlier studies to determine if lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss through reduced calorie consumption and increased physical activity can meaningfully improve the lives of older individuals with type 2 diabetes over an extended… Read More


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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, Director of the UTHSC Division of Endocrinology, Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetes Prevention Study

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, FRCP, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has played a major role in the fight against diabetes throughout his career. Dr. Dagogo-Jack, who directs the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, has received a $1.1 million grant to continue the Diabetes Prevention… Read More


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Health Care Heroes Award Winners Reflect UTHSC’s Commitment to Excellence in Health Education, Research and Delivery

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The 2015 Health Care Heroes Awards bestowed by the Memphis Business Journal are proof that The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is making a difference in Memphis and beyond. Two longtime UTHSC physicians received Health Care Heroes Awards for their work. UTHSC also was well represented among finalists in the annual awards that… Read More


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Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant to Continue Diabetic Retinopathy Research

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has long been interested in the causes and effects of diabetic retinopathy – his father and grandfather suffered from diabetes and resulting vision loss. As a result, Dr. Gangaraju, who came to UTHSC in 2014 from Glick Eye Institute… Read More


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Unexpected Results from UTHSC NIH-funded Look AHEAD Study

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NIH-funded Look AHEAD Study at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Did Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Study Found Numerous Other Health Benefits of Modest Weight Loss Memphis, Tenn. (June 25, 2013) – The results are in for Look AHEAD, an interventional study that focused on getting overweight… Read More