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Assistant Professor Jillian McCarthy-Maeder and Professor Emeritus Ilsa Schwarz Receive $1,020,381 Grant for Language and Literacy Outcomes Project

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Grant to Fund 32 Graduate Students – Recruiting Begins in Fall 2015 Jillian McCarthy-Maeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,020,381 from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The funds will support the training of master’s-level students in an area of high national need – literacy and language outcomes for children with severe or complex communication… Read More

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Tanara Teal-Tate Named Assistant Director of the Parking Authority for UTHSC

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Tanara Teal-Tate has been named as the assistant director of the Parking Authority for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Her duties include taking a leadership and advocacy role with UTHSC Facilities Administration and Campus Police regarding parking lot planning, maintenance, cleaning, signage, enforcement, and management of special events. She is also responsible for reviewing and updating a comprehensive parking plan to meet the needs of all constituencies and making sure it is consistent with the overall campus… Read More

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OB/GYN Chair at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga Studying Possible Treatment for Preeclampsia

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In 2008, Beth Frazer was almost 20 weeks into what she thought was a healthy first pregnancy when a routine doctor’s visit detected a problem that sent her to the hospital, cost the lives of the twins she carried and almost took her life. Frazer, who lives in Nashville, was diagnosed with preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure that can lead to organ failure, seizures, stroke or death of the mother and baby. Its cause is… Read More

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Dr. Ed Boling, Former UT President, Dies at Age 93

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Dr. Edward J. Boling, president of the University of Tennessee system from 1970 to 1988, died on Thursday at the age of 93. Dr. Boling’s 18 consecutive years as UT president make up the longest recent term of service in the office. Before his appointment as president, Dr. Boling was UT’s vice president for development for nine years. “During his long career at the University of Tennessee, including 18 years as president, Dr. Boling embodied a dedication and devotion to… Read More

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UTHSC Receives Independent University Accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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During its meeting on June 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees approved the accreditation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as a separate university, UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab announced today. UTHSC is now independent from the “Big Orange” conglomerate, which had previously included UTHSC. SACSCOC is the regional body charged with accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. “Big Orange” still consists of UTK… Read More

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UTHSC’s Dr. Kristen Archbold Receives $248,460 Grant to Study Sleep Apnea Therapy for Children

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Kristen Archbold, RN, PhD, has spent 17 years researching connections between sleep and the behavior and thinking patterns of school-aged children. In particular, she is working with children ages 6 to 12 who have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that affects children and adults causing them to stop breathing many times during a night’s sleep. Her latest research explores whether treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine impacts sleep patterns, cognition and behavior for children with this condition.… Read More

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Wendy M. Likes Appointed Dean for the UTHSC College of Nursing

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, permanent dean for the College of Nursing, after more than 10 months as interim dean. In this role, Dr. Likes will serve as the lead administrator for the college with responsibility for managing a team of more than 105 faculty and staff members. The college serves some 400 nursing students each year who acquire degrees at all levels… Read More

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Ariste Medical, Co-Founded by Faculty Members of UTHSC, Receives $4.6 Million Investment for Development of Drug-Delivering Device

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Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. But the “open repair” with mesh implantation often required at the site carries a high risk of infection. Ariste Medical, a company founded by faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is working to develop a drug-delivering mesh patch for use at the site of hernia repair to reduce the risk of infection. Ariste Medical, founded in 2007 and located in Memphis,… Read More