Registration Deadline Extended for the Administrative Professionals Luncheon

2014 Administrative Professionals Luncheon

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Administration is pleased to join organizations across the country in acknowledging Administrative Professionals Day.  The 2014 Administrative Professionals Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The event is free and will be held in the O. D. Larry Dining Hall in the Student Alumni Center.  Online registration has been extended to Friday, April 18th at 5 p.m.  Regular and temporary employees who work in eligible administrative support positions may attend. Click here to see the full list of eligible job titles.   Participants must have verbal approval from their supervisors prior to registering.

Visit the APL webpage at http://uthsc.edu/hrtraining/apl/  for details.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Realigns Dental Hygiene Department Under College of Dentistry

dental hygiene photo

Founded in 1926, the Department of Dental Hygiene at UTHSC is one of the earliest units established in the country to teach dental hygiene.

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...]

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,

UTHSC ITS
helpdesk@uthsc.edu
(901) 448-2222 ext. 1

Dr. Andrzej Slominski Invited to Write Editorial in Mayo Clinic Proceedings on Studies of How Melanoma Fools the Immune System

 Dr. Andrzej Slominski was invited to write an editorial in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings commenting on papers about current therapies for melanoma.

Dr. Andrzej Slominski was invited to write an editorial in the April edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

 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

Dr. Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

 Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

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...]

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!

Junius L. Taylor Named Director of Campus Recreation for UTHSC

Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, is the new director of Campus Recreation at the     University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, is the new director of Campus Recreation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, as the director of Campus Recreation. [Read more...]