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UTHSC Researchers Examine Public Sentiment On Social Media Platform Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

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A data analysis of public sentiment about the COVID-19 vaccine from December 2020-May 2021 on one popular social media platform by a team of researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center found more positive than negative sentiment regarding the vaccine. The study led by Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, an associate professor in the UTHSC-Oak… Read More


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UTHSC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Best in State On Two National Rankings

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UTHSC College of Nursing's BSN program ranked as best in the state on two national lists.

  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing is ranked as the best program in the state on two important new lists that measure quality. The college has the highest-ranked BSN program in Tennessee on U.S. News & World Report’s list of undergraduate… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Donates Toward Middle Tennessee Flooding Recovery

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The UTHSC Campus Police Department held a fundraiser and donation to assist Middle Tennessee residents with flood recovery efforts. Through the fundraiser, which was held September 1-3 on the Memphis campus, Campus Police collected over 50 cases of bottled water, 17 boxes of assorted items including diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, paper towels,… Read More


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College of Medicine Sows Seeds of Health in New Frayser Community Garden

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fall planting event inviting members of the community to begin the fall planting.

Ernest J. Trice, a volunteer urban gardener, stood at the edge of several plowed rows in a field in Frayser Wednesday afternoon explaining the finer points of sowing seeds to those who gathered for the fall planting kick-off of the Frayser Community Garden, a new outreach effort of the College of Medicine at the University… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Promotes Officers, Welcomes New Staff

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The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recognized seven police officers and two new staff members during a swearing in ceremony Tuesday held in the Student-Alumni Center. “I am honored and excited each time I am able to have a young man or woman to raise their right hand and… Read More


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UTHSC’s Neil Hayes, MD, Funded to Continue Research  Related to The Cancer Genome Atlas

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Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of two principal investigators for a $1.8 million grant that extends the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its molecular level through genome sequencing and… Read More


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Yan Cui and Team Are Innovating Artificial Intelligence Approach to Address Biomedical Data Inequality

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Yan Cui, PhD, associate professor in the UTHSC Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics, recently received a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a study titled “Algorithm-based prevention and reduction of cancer health disparity arising from data inequality.” Dr. Cui’s project aims to prevent and reduce health disparities caused by ethnically-biased data in cancer-related… Read More


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UTHSC Faculty, Staff Among Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes

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Faculty and staff members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes. UTHSC College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, was recognized in the Administrative Excellence Category. Michael Whitt, PhD, associate dean of the Office of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine,… Read More