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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit Receives $1.1 Million Grant From Assisi Foundation of Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that the Assisi Foundation of Memphis has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit. Launched in 2016, the UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit is a 14-ton stroke emergency room on wheels with hospital-grade CT equipment. It is designed so that diagnosis and treatment… Read More


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Six UTHSC Neurology Residents Present at International Stroke Conference

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Six residents in the Neurology Department in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have been invited to present their research at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Hawaii February 6-8.  The ISC is the world’s premiere stroke conference. “It is a remarkable achievement to have six residents from the… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Study Risk Factors and Racial Disparities Related to Post-Stroke Disability

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Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating form of stroke, striking relatively young individuals and carrying a mortality rate of almost 40 percent. About 30 percent of those who do survive will experience severe long-term disability and require skilled care for the remainder of their lives. Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the… Read More


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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit Receives First-of-its-Kind Accreditation

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit today received the first-of-its kind accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for ensuring patient safety, radiation safety, a commitment to quality, and dedication to continuous improvement. The prestigious three-year accreditation is in the areas of neurological CT (computed tomography)/Acute Stroke and vascular CTA (computed… Read More


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David M. Stern, MD, New UTHSC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives

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After a highly successful six years as Robert J. Kaplan Executive Dean and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, David M. Stern, MD, has been named vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives, a new position at UTHSC. Dr. Stern began his new role today. Dr. Stern’s… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Guy Reed Wins 2016 Innovation Award from Inside Memphis Business Magazine

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Guy Reed, MD, began more than a decade ago to research a safer, more effective therapy for dissolving blood clots, which are the cause of most strokes. The outcome of that research is a novel thrombus (blood clot) dissolving agent, TS23, which is currently undergoing clinical trials. For his groundbreaking effort, Dr. Reed, the Lemuel Diggs Professor… Read More


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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Launches the World’s First Mobile Stroke Unit with Advanced CT Imaging Capabilities Including CT Angiography Imaging for the Brain and Blood Vessels

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The Mobile Stroke Unit in Memphis, where stroke incidence is 37 percent higher than the national average, is the first launched in the high-incidence Southeastern United States “Stroke Belt”  The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tenn., today introduced the world’s most comprehensive Mobile Stroke Unit, capable of conducting and producing advanced quality… Read More


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UT Health Science Center Has Role in Landmark National Blood Pressure Study

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When researchers released the findings of a national blood pressure study showing that aggressive intervention to lower systolic blood pressure in older adults below conventional standards reduces cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, it wasn’t news to Memphis landscape company owner Joe Pipkin. A five-year participant in the Memphis site of the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure… Read More