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Investigators at UTHSC Played Key Role in Study Prompting New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center played a significant role in collecting data that resulted in the new guidelines announced last week for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure. The first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade… Read More


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Kimberly Moore Named Administrative Director for Facilities Administration

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Kimberly Moore is the new administrative director for Facilities Administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She will begin in the new role starting Monday, November 27, and will report to Emile J. David, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration. Moore previously served as assistant director for the Office of Accounting and Budget… Read More


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Covington Named Interim Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC

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J. Stansill Covington III, DDS, MS, FRSM (London), has been named interim dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Covington, who previously has been associate dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, is the first alumnus of the college to serve as dean. A respected administrator and educator,… Read More


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Women’s Resource Group Raises $1,200 for Mid-South Food Bank

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The Women’s Resource Group at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised $1,200 toward providing 3600 meals to families in the Mid-South. The funds were raised through donations from the first Women’s Resource Group Holiday Recipe Swap and Tasting Event held recently at the Student-Alumni Center to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. “UTHSC has… Read More


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APhA-ASP To Host Community Health Fair on December 1

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On December 1, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host a community health fair in collaboration with Planned Parenthood and OUT Memphis, an advocacy organization for the LGBTQIA community. The event will take place from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Sexton Community Center, located… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ilana Graetz Honored as Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research

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  Ilana Graetz, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the recipient of the 2017 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award. The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), the leading peer-reviewed journal focusing on issues in managed care, presents… Read More


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Campus Police Working to Ensure Safety on Roads for Thanksgiving Holiday

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As millions of Americans take to the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday, UTHSC’s Campus Police Department is working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help make travel as safe as possible during the long holiday weekend. The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the deadliest time of the year for… Read More


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Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns: Our Past Does Not Define Our Future

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Editor’s note: This column by College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns first appeared in The Commercial  Appeal We are not defined by the circumstances of our birth. Values, determination and perseverance can overcome the bleakest of odds. These are the hard-won lessons I learned from my parents, Wylean and Arnold Chisholm. Both were raised in poor… Read More