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UTHSC Team Members Push for Heart Disease Awareness in Collaboration with the American Heart Association

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Veronica Jones, a campus security officer with the UTHSC Campus Police Department, has been an awareness advocate for heart disease for 11 years. “It’s personal for me,” she said. “My mother, father, brother, cousins, and brother-in-law have passed away from heart disease, so every moment that I get to spread awareness about it, I do… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jefferies Receives $2.1 Million Grant for Childhood Cancer Research

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John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and chief of Cardiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, to study how exercise impacts childhood cancer survivors. His co-principal investigator is Kirsten K.… Read More


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UTHSC and Regional One Health Collaborate to Bring Promising COVID-19 Treatment Clinical Trial to Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health today are announcing that they are partnering on a clinical trial program including two late-stage clinical trials evaluating Regeneron’s REGN-COV2, the company’s investigational two-antibody cocktail for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Leading the efforts are John Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA,… Read More


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Jefferies to Lead Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

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John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, is the new governor-elect of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (TNACC) and will become governor of the organization in 2021. He believes these new positions will allow him to help Memphis and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center play leading roles in improving cardiac care… Read More