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UTHSC Remains Committed To Diabetes Awareness and Research

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Since 2009, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has raised more than $100,000 for diabetes research through the StepOut To End Diabetes campaign, the national  awareness campaign of the American Diabetes Association, as well as the Denim for Diabetes campaign, the local observance. Denim for Diabetes participants donate $5 and can wear jeans to… Read More


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University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More


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UTHSC Raises $7,913 in 2017 American Diabetes Association Campaign

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For its 2017 campaign for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) raised a total of $7,913 to bring awareness to diabetes and support ongoing research. According to the ADA, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 23 seconds. The Denim for Diabetes (D4D) Campaign raised $2,352 through T-shirt sales… Read More


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New Health Initiative for UTHSC Facilities and Administrative Employees a Lifesaver

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Jeanetta Dixon believes a new health initiative for some employees at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center saved her life. Dixon, 59, a custodial foreman, found out she has diabetes, thanks to a free biometric screening offered to all facilities and administrative employees through University Health Services. She is now getting treatment, working to… Read More


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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