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Linda Nichols, PhD, Named a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

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For more than 20 years, Linda Nichols, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. The Gerontological Society of America has recognized her efforts by naming her one of its 2015 Fellows. The recognition, the highest class of membership within the society, is an acknowledgement of outstanding continuing work in gerontology, including research, teaching, administration, public… Read More

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The Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC Receives Three Awards in International Competition

The Communications and Marketing Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was recognized with three awards in two recent international competitions. The department received a Gold Award for each of its two entries in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards and was a winner for its single entry in the 2015 Communitas Awards as well.

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UTHSC Raises $3,381.42 in Six Hours for Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Donations for Nepal earthquake relief came in a range of sizes today, from coins and $1 bills to checks for more than $100. Together team members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) raised $3,381.42 in six hours and delivered the funds to the local Red Cross office before the close of business today. Diwa Koirala, Sabina Ranjit and Bishwas Shrestha are UTHSC graduate research assistants who are all from Nepal. Today, they spent six hours in the… Read More

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UT Health Science Center Holds Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Drive April 29

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are set to raise funds for Nepal earthquake relief on Wednesday, April 29. UTHSC will collect donations from all members of the Memphis Medical Center community and greater Memphis who wish to donate. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., UTHSC team members will accept donations of cash and checks in the lobby of the General Education Building, located at 8 S. Dunlap Street (southeast corner of Dunlap… Read More

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2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler Draws Record Crowd


The 2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler to raise money for the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer’s disease research drew the biggest crowd in the race’s three-year history. Founder Jennifer Reed Beavers, PharmD  Candidate, Class of 2015, said 429 people registered for the race that was held on March 21 on the UTHSC campus. The annual fundraiser is hosted by the UTHSC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

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Minority Students Given Keys to Future Success at UTHSC Mentoring Symposium

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“Why cluck with the chickens when you can be soaring with the eagles,” Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, director of the Department of Endocrinology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), told 150 minority high school and college students invited to campus on March 26 and 27 for the second annual Dr. M. Alfred Haynes Mentoring and Advising Students for Success (MASS) Symposium. Dr. Dagogo-Jack, who was recently named 2015 president Medicine & Science by the American Diabetes Association, was… Read More

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, Named President, Medicine & Science by the American Diabetes Association

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Sets Goal to Emphasize the Organization’s Global Work in Research and Education As the 2015 president, Medicine & Science for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, director of the Division of Endocrinology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), hopes to “shine a light on” the organization’s work in diabetes research and education around the world. Dr. Dagogo-Jack is now the co-principal spokesperson for the organization, along with the president, Health… Read More

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Program Designed by UTHSC Medical Students Instructs Area High School Students about Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Student-2-Student Memphis Aims to Reduce Infection Rates Among Area Youth Medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are going back to high school to help make Shelby County teens healthier. Eighty-five first- through fourth-year medical students are participating in the Student-2-Student Memphis Program developed at UTHSC. The program designed by UTHSC medical students takes information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to high school classrooms in the Shelby County Schools system, offers the teens an opportunity to… Read More