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UTHSC Symposium on Drug Addiction and Abuse Encourages University and Community Collaboration

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Memphis community advocates and faculty from UTHSC came together at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for a symposium to discuss drug abuse and addiction in Tennessee and its negative impact on overall health outcomes. The Symposium on Drug Abuse and Addiction, the first in what is hoped will be a series of symposiums… Read More


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UTHSC Named to Top Workplaces in Memphis List for Sixth Consecutive Year

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been named among the Top Workplaces in Memphis listing by The Commercial Appeal for the sixth consecutive year. UTHSC was ranked among the Top Workplaces in the large company category. The Top Workplaces listing is based on an objective assessment from a third-party survey done by Energage,… Read More


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Klimo Wins Pediatric Paper of the Year for the Second Year

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For the second year in a row, Paul Klimo, Jr. MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was awarded the Pediatrics Paper of the Year by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) during the CNS annual meeting in San Francisco, California. The paper, “The Preventable Shunt… Read More


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Frederick Boop Named President-Elect Of International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Fredrick Boop, MD, co-director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently named president-elect of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN). Dr. Boop is the professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UTHSC, co-director of the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and… Read More


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UTHSC Announces Record-Breaking $100M In FY19 Research Grants and Contracts

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Steven Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, announced that UTHSC has achieved record growth in research funding. Recently released numbers from the Office of Research show research grants and contract awards for FY19 totaling more than $100 million for the first time in UTHSC history. This number… Read More


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New UTHSC Pediatric Dental Clinic at Le Bonheur a Win for All

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, DDS, PhD, Wednesday said the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pediatric Dental Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is a “win-win situation” for the university, for the hospital, and for the community. The dean was speaking at a “floss-cutting” (ribbon-cutting) ceremony that officially opened the new dental clinic located… Read More


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Hamer and Jackson Honored for Vehicular Safety Efforts in the Medical District

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Officers James Hamer and Marquis Jackson of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department were honored by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for commitment and dedication to vehicular safety in the Memphis Medical District. “These individuals went over and beyond during their daily duties to ensure our campus, faculty, students, and staff’s… Read More


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College of Health Professions Undergoes Departmental Restructure

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Two departments in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have merged for a better structural alignment within the college. The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management are now known as the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences. “This merger  will create… Read More