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UTHSC’s Dr. Anthony Sheyn Named Chief of Otolaryngology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Anthony Sheyn, MD, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), has been named the division chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He replaces Jerome Thompson, MD, MBA, who is stepping back from the division chief role after 16 years. Dr. Sheyn has… Read More


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2 UTHSC College of Medicine Experts Edit Comprehensive Book on Cholesterol, from Chemistry to Clinical Implications

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, and Anna Bukiya, PhD, research collaborators and faculty in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, have just finished editing a comprehensive book on cholesterol. “Cholesterol: From Chemistry and Biophysics to the Clinic,” was published by Elsevier. It will be released in May. “It was a… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.85 Million For Research Project on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $2.85 million from the National Institute on Aging for a project that will deepen understanding of how mitochondria influence the aging process and age-related diseases. David Ashbrook, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, is the principal investigator on the study examining how sex, diet, age, and… Read More


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Leadership Memphis Honors Jon McCullers as One of 10 Change Makers

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Leadership Memphis has honored Jon McCullers, MD, as one of ten 2022 Change Makers for his work in infectious disease. Besides helping leaders and laypeople understand the complexities of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the various treatments, he was at the forefront of building testing and vaccination systems that quickly benefited everyday citizens. Change Makers are… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Outreach Worth $17,165 in Give Kids A Smile

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Angel Finger walked up to the TV microphone Thursday in the middle of the largest dental clinic in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry and beamed her joy into the camera. “The experience was very relaxing. My dentist assured me everything was going to be okay. She calmed me down when… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $3 Million To Test Health IT Intervention Targeting Disadvantaged Groups

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $3.2 million from the National Cancer Institute to test the use of health information technology in managing obesity among disadvantaged groups. Karen Johnson MD, MPH, Endowed Professor of Women’s Health and chair of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, is leading a clinical trial to determine whether an existing weight-loss… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Receives $377,000 to Offer COVID Vaccine Education in Rural Counties

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With $377,000 from the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD), faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing are on the ground three days a week in six rural West Tennessee counties, offering education on the COVID vaccine to residents. “We will meet with various organizations within the… Read More


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Memphis Grizzlies Honor UTHSC’s Dr. Orpheus Triplett With HBCU Empowerment Award

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The Memphis Grizzlies will honor Dr. Orpheus Triplett, DDS, assistant dean of Community Oral Health and Outreach in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry, with its HBCU Empowerment Award during the game on February 28. The honor is a nod to the contribution Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their graduates… Read More