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Nelson Strother Retires After 35 Years at UTHSC, Scholarship Established in His Name

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Each student who has passed through the UTHSC College of Medicine over the last 35 years has had the experience of interacting with Nelson Strother, who was assistant dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. Strother was with the college since 1985 and is well known for his work with aspiring medical students, the Admissions Committee,… Read More


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Nine Teams Awarded in Collaborative Grant Competition for COVID-19 Research

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Nine research teams are awardees of the 2020 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)/University of Memphis (UofM) SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Research CORNET grants. The grant competition was specifically geared to facilitate new collaborations between UTHSC and UofM faculty on projects designed to better understand the virus and find therapies to end the pandemic. Conceived by Steven… Read More


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NIH Award for Sickle Cell Study Marks Milestone Support For Junior UTHSC Investigator, CORNET Program

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A new research project that could impact and expand the discovery of new treatment options for sickle cell patients has received significant federal funding. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded nearly $1 million to Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics in the UTHSC College of Medicine, for her project… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Postpones Summer Meeting

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Advisory Board will not meet August 19 for its summer meeting. The next meeting will take place in November. The November meeting will welcome Sonali Demla, third-year UTHSC College of Dentistry student, as its student representative. Demla also serves as president of the UTHSC Student Government Association Executive… Read More


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UTHSC Partners with Le Bonheur and St. Jude to Host Second Coronavirus Online Symposium

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Tuesday hosted its second online coronavirus symposium to an audience of more than 580. UTHSC’s first Coronavirus Online Symposium for providers and the public was held April 6, and highlighted the characteristics of the virus; its patterns of spread; and efforts led by the university and its partners to… Read More


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Student Government Association Executive Council Announces 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

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The Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced the 2020 winners for its Excellence in Teaching Awards. Faculty members from each college are chosen by their students to receive the awards, which are among the highest of faculty honors that can be received on campus. “UTHSC is… Read More


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Chief Medical Officer for Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital an Experienced Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician

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For Amik Sodhi, MD, MPH, the coronavirus pandemic has been a crash course in battling an unprecedented adversary. A pulmonologist and interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Sodhi and her colleagues have for the past few months been front and… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Creates Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity Advisory Board

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center launched a new Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity Advisory Board this month. The board includes a diverse group of students, staff, and faculty members representing the three College of Pharmacy campuses in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. “The mission is to provide an empathetic, attentive,… Read More