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Vaccines Offer ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ in Fighting COVID-19, CDC Director Says

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  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, MD, said the next few months of the pandemic will be probably the worst in the history of public health in the United States. However, vaccines on the horizon provide a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the battle against COVID-19. During a… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Launches 3-Year Curriculum Program For Primary Care Fields

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is pleased to launch an accelerated curriculum program to allow students committed to practicing in primary care fields to complete their medical education and training in three years, instead of the customary four years. The Accelerated 3-Year MD Program was approved in late… Read More


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Expert in Robotic Surgery Leads Thoracic Surgery Division at UTHSC

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Thomas Ng, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, came to Memphis earlier this year to build the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Ng was recruited to UTHSC’s College of Medicine by David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, chair of the Department of… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Advance COVID-19 Antibody Knowledge with Paper in Prestigious Biomedical Research Journal

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  Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have found that some antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are more protective than others, when it comes to reinfection. This information, discovered from the joint study and published online in the Journal… Read More


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Maday Named 2020 Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Educator of the Year

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It was just a typical class for Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, program director and associate professor in the UTHSC Physician Assistant (PA) Program. He had stepped out of the room briefly to set up a simulation exercise, and when he returned to class, his students had a surprise for him. They had nominated him for the… Read More


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Fourteen UTHSC Faculty Members Named 2020 Health Care Heroes by Memphis Business Journal

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Fourteen faculty members from the University of Tennessee Heath Science Center are being honored as Health Care Heroes this year by the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) for their leadership in health care and in the battle against COVID-19. “It is a tremendous joy to see our incredible UTHSC faculty recognized publicly for the work they do to help our community,”… Read More


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Local Heroes of 2020 Honored by Historic Peabody Hotel

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Medical experts, health care providers, first responders, and community leaders were honored Tuesday by the historic Peabody Hotel as part of the induction of “Local Heroes of 2020” into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame. The event honored Memphis’ local heroes for their ongoing efforts and response to the coronavirus pandemic. Jon McCullers, MD, professor… Read More


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Medicine Magazine: Leading the Way

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The latest issue of Medicine Magazine highlights the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. In this issue you’ll discover research teams who are actively developing new testing platforms and vaccines approaches for COVID-19. You’ll also have the opportunity to read about and learn about the many ways faculty, staff, and students are leading the way… Read More