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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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Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO for UT Health Science Center, Honored as International Executive of the Year by Africa in April

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  When the founders of the Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival considered who to name as this year’s International Executive of the Year, the name of Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, rose to the top. “We thought… Read More

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UTHSC’s Teaching and Learning Center Plans Events, Boosts Profile

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The Teaching and Learning Center at UTHSC has ambitious aims: To help teachers teach, and students learn. “We will branch into all areas of teaching and learning here at UTHSC,” said Karen Shader, PhD, who joined UTHSC in January as the center’s associate director. The Teaching and Learning Center will… Read More

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College of Dentistry Opens Clinics; Extends Statewide Reach

Chad Slaven, left, and fellow dental students found their rotation at the UTHSC College of Dentistry clinic in Bristol, Tennessee, rewarding.

For the College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center, you could call 2015 “the year of the dental clinics, and 2016 “the year of statewide reach.” Last year, the college opened the doors of two dental clinics to serve the working poor in communities at either end of the… Read More

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UT President Joe DiPietro Gives First State of UT Address; System is Strong and Accomplishing More Every Day

UT President Joe DiPietro

The state of the University of Tennessee is as strong as the depth and breadth of its impact, UT President Joe DiPietro said in his first-ever State of the University address Tuesday, February 16. Before a capacity live crowd and hundreds more watching a streaming webcast, DiPietro also declared UT’s… Read More

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Pro Bono Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center to Open at UTHSC in Memory of OT Student Who Died in 2015

Rachel Kay Stevens died suddenly shortly after beginning her Occupational Therapy training at UTHSC. A new pediatric OT clinic is opening at  UTHSC in her memory.

Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died in her sleep in January 2015 at age 21. Her parents, Randy and Katrina Stevens of Batesville, Arkansas, wanted to honor her memory, and approached her instructors about starting a… Read More