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Student Spotlight: Bonnie Barnes Capitalizes On Love of Medicine Through Board of Trustees Involvement


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When Bonnie Barnes – then Bonnie Lynch – was accepted to medical school, she knew it would be a great experience. But besides earning her MD, she also had the opportunity to serve as a student representative on the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Both her father, Bruce Lynch,… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Charles Walker Brings Social Justice to the Forefront of Nursing


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Previous: Bonnie Barnes Capitalizes On Love of Medicine Through Board of Trustees Involvement “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The above definitely reflects Charles Walker. Since graduating from the newly revived Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at UTHSC last December, Walker is showing no… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Shelly Gareiss Finds Dentistry the Perfect Combination of Science and Art


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Previous: Charles Walker Brings Social Justice to the Forefront of Nursing Shelly Gareiss decided to be a dentist while taking an undergraduate class in – of all things – metalsmithing. It was a fine arts class, associated with jewelry and silverware. Gareiss quickly noticed, however, that a quarter of her classmates… Read More

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Student Nick Saites Honored for Exceptional Community Service


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For as long as he can remember, UTHSC student Louis “Nick” Saites has had a love for science, research and public service. Now, he is in a position that marries all three, and he’s being honored for pursuing those passions. Involved in many service-oriented organizations, Saites was recently awarded the… 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

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The Power of Addiction: The Education Front


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Continued from … The Power of Addiction In the United States, the leading cause of preventable illness and death is substance abuse, most notably tobacco and alcohol. Yet most medical professionals are not sufficiently trained to diagnose or treat addiction. The CASAColumbia report states that physicians routinely screen for a… Read More