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Chad Epps, MD, Named Executive Director of the New $36.7 Million Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center Being Constructed at UTHSC

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Chad Epps, MD, was a high school teacher before he became a physician. As the new executive director of the Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center under construction at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Dr. Epps will combine his expertise as a physician and a teacher to… Read More

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Six Professors Receive UTAA Awards

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Six faculty members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) were honored recently by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA). The awards were presented during the annual banquet of the Student Government Association Executive Council. Ashley W. Harkrider, PhD, College of Health Professions, and James Patrick Ryan,… Read More

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Student Government Association Executive Council Honors Faculty and Student Leaders at Awards Banquet

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A total of 12 UTHSC faculty members were honored with one of the most prestigious awards that can be granted from students to a faculty member, the SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award. The honorees were recognized at this year’s SGAEC Awards Banquet held at the Student Alumni Center on May… Read More

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Dr. Karen C. Johnson of UTHSC Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Study How Weight Loss and Increased Physical Activity Affect Aging in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a $2.3 million grant to build on earlier studies to determine if lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss through reduced calorie consumption and increased physical activity can meaningfully improve the lives of older individuals with type… Read More

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Inaugural CORNET Awards Ceremony at UTHSC Presents a Total of $422,504 to Nine New Collaborative Research Initiatives

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Nine research grants were announced recently as the 2016 awardees for the inaugural University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards. Based on the ideals of cross-disciplinary team science, the CORNET Awards were created to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team research that crosses not only UTHSC’s Memphis… Read More

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UTHSC Shows Civic Pride, School Spirit with RedBall Project

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New York artist Kurt Perschke was smiling as he stood in front of the Student Alumni Center at UTHSC at noon Monday and watched people interact with his work. Perschke is the creator of the RedBall Project, a unique art installation in the form of a 250-pound red, inflated ball that… Read More

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Going Public: UTHSC Nurse Takes Helm of Shelby County Health Department


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Last year, the Shelby County Health Department was looking for a director who embodied a passion for public health, a commitment to innovation, a taste for change and well honed leadership skills to do the job. The county got that in January when Alisa Haushalter, DNP, began her new job… Read More