Anyone who has ever spent time in a dentist’s chair knows the value of a well-trained dental hygienist. Many of Tennessee’s dental hygienists learned their skills in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Allied Health Sciences. Effective July 1, UTHSC Dental Hygiene will be realigned under the UTHSC College of Dentistry, the oldest dental college in the South and the third-oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. [Read more...]
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Realigns Dental Hygiene Department Under College of Dentistry
Dr. Andrzej Slominski Invited to Write Editorial in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Studies of How Melanoma Fools the Immune System
Current approaches to treating melanoma amount to Sisyphean work, Andrzej Slominski, MD, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), wrote in an editorial published in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
“Similar to Sisyphus, it will be problematic to reach the pinnacle where targeted cure is achieved,” wrote Dr. Slominski, who serves as a professor of Pathology and a professor of Medicine at UTHSC. That’s because the immunosuppressant characteristics of melanoma and the diverse characteristics and behaviors of tumor cell populations allow them to overcome the effect of current drugs in most cases. [Read more...]
Kennard Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, Honored for Promoting Diversity in Health Care Education
Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the Healthcare Education Award from the Nashville-based Council on Workforce Innovation. [Read more...]
This year’s Race for the Summitt at UTHSC raised more then $8,000 for The Pat Summitt Foundation, which is dedicated to winning the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter at UTHSC’s College of Pharmacy hosted the race. [Read more...]
An online auction by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Wednesday, March 26, of more than 300 works by internationally known Memphis artist Paul Penczner grossed more than $70,000.
The sale, which opened for bidding March 4, and finished with a rapid, rolling auction, drew 158 bidders. [Read more...]
Fourth-year medical students at UTHSC and their families waited anxiously on Match Day, March 21, to receive the envelopes that would tell them where they will go next for their residencies.
David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine, addressed the group gathered at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum for the big reveal.
It was a notable Match Day, with the percentage of successful matches a little above the national average, according to the College of Medicine. [Read more...]
College of Nursing at UTHSC Offers New Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program
Laura A. Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN, dean for the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, recently announced the launch of a new online certificate program for experienced nurse practitioners – the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program. The one-year, online certificate program is open only to nurse practitioners (NPs) who are certified in another specialty. Applications for the fall 2014 session will be accepted through April 15.
“NPs who work in fast-paced acute care settings are being required to obtain certification as acute care nurse practitioners in order to oversee the care of patients in these high-energy environments,” Dean Talbot said. “We want to meet the needs of this specialized NP population, by offering an online, 22-credit program that provides the specific training and credentialing their employers now require.” [Read more...]
Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), had the findings of his latest research published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading journal for the biomedical sciences. [Read more...]