UTHSC ITS: Blackboard Routine Maintenance Reminder

Dear UTHSC campus,

This is a reminder about the regularly scheduled Blackboard maintenance windows this Tuesday, April 8 from 5:30 a.m. and to 6:30 a.m. ITS will perform routine maintenance to help ensure that Blackboard continues to run smoothly. During this time, courses and content will likely be unavailable. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this or any other Blackboard related issue.

Thank you,

(901) 448-2222 ext. 1

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Across the state, Child Abuse Prevention Providers help raise awareness by planting Pinwheel Gardens. Each pinwheel honors one of the 95,000 babies expected to be born in our state this year – and represents the belief that getting it right early in childhood is less costly than trying to turn around and fix problems when the child is older.  Since 1998, The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities has provided prevention services to parents and teens to help  give our children a healthy start.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is joining in this campaign by planting pinwheels gardens on campus to high light the need for our children to experience a safe and nurturing childhood. For more information regarding Child Abuse Prevention services offered through the Boling Center, contact Belinda Tate Hardy, LCSW, at 448-6669.

Second Annual Race for the Summitt 4-Miler!

Race for the Summitt 2014

The Second Annual Race for the Summitt 4-Miler benefiting The Pat Summitt Foundation will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9am here on the UTHSC campus! The event, hosted by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy’s American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter, supports the former Lady Vols basketball coach, Pat Summitt, in her endeavor to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

There are multiple ways for students, staff, and faculty to get involved. You can register to be a runner or walker. Get a group of friends or family members together and sign-up as a team! Then, after the race, join us for a post-race celebration in the Health Science Center Park where there will be free food, music, raffle prizes, and a performance by The Memphis Breakers!

Not a runner? You can become a Memory Donor, which is a $15 donation and you will receive an official race t-shirt!

You can register to run/walk or donate at www.raceforthesummitt.racesonline.com.

ATTENTION ALL UTHSC STUDENTS! New this year is the UTHSC Race for the Summitt competition! The UTHSC college with the largest percentage of student runners and donors wins a trophy and an ice cream party! Make sure to join your school’s team when registering so they can receive credit for your participation!

We hope you will join us as “We Back Pat”! Please email raceforthesummitt@gmail.com if you have any questions!

A Day in the Life photo shoot

The 2014 Yearbook Staff is inviting all students, faculty and staff to take part in showing all that goes on during a day at UTHSC. Here’s how:

  • On Wednesday, Feb. 5, shoot photographs of UTHSC faculty, staff and students as they take part in the day’s activities. (Big Important Note: Please observe HIPPA regulations and respect the privacy of patients and Health Science Center guests.)
  • Save the images as a high resolution/large JPEG.
  • Send them to 2014uthscyearbook@gmail.com as an attachment by Friday, Feb. 7. In the email, please give as much information as possible about the image (i.e., who, what, when, where, why and how).  Include which college is being represented, along with your name and contact information in case we have questions.

Images may be selected for use in the 2014 UTHSC Yearbook.

All images submitted will become a part of the UTHSC Communications and Marketing photo archives, and may be used for other communications needs.

Questions? Contact Yearbook Staff Advisor Jane Pate at (901) 448-4954 or ppate@uthsc.edu.

UTHSC Graduates 45 Health Care Professionals on December 13

On Friday, December 13, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 45 health care professionals. The commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Schreier Auditorium on the first floor of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, will preside over the ceremony. Keith Carver, PhD, executive assistant to UT President Joe DiPietro, will confer the degrees. To watch the events live, please use the following link, which works best in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers:

The 45 graduates are from four of the UT Health Science Center’s six colleges.

  • 21 from the College of Allied Health Sciences;
  • 2 from the College of Dentistry;
  • 21 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences;
  • 1 from the College of Medicine.