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College of Dentistry Gives Kids a Smile

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Middle school students from Freedom Preparatory Academy were all smiles during their visit to the UTHSC College of Dentistry Thursday, February 20th. Their visit was for the annual Give Kids a Smile Day, a national outreach of the American Dental Association, that provides free oral health services to underserved children in the community. “This event… Read More


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No Tuition Increase for ’20-’21 Academic Year at UTHSC, Tuition Reduced in Some Programs

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The UT Board of Trustees Wednesday approved a tuition proposal from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for the ’20-’21 academic year that calls for no tuition increase across the board in any of its six colleges and a decrease in tuition in certain large and smaller programs. In an effort to attract a… Read More


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Yaun Elected VP of Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Jason Yaun, MD, FAAP, associate professor in the  Department of Pediatrics in the  College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP). He will serve a two-year term. The organization, which is based… Read More


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UTHSC Ranks 12th in Campus Safety by National Campus Safety Summit

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center ranks No. 12 on the new Safe Campus Top 25 list released by the National Campus Safety Summit, the largest campus safety conference in the nation. Other universities receiving recognition include California State University, Fullerton; Furman University; and the University of Houston. The campus police departments at the… Read More


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McCullers Receives Dream Hero Award from Legacy of Legends Development Corporation

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Jon McCullers, MD, interim senior executive associate dean of Clinical Affairs and chief operating officer for the  College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a 2020 Dream Hero Award recipient by the Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation. The Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation is a… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher’s Career Focused on Reducing Health Disparities in her Hometown

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Shelley White-Means always thought she’d be a CPA. That is, until a friend in college challenged her to dream. “He said, ‘Shelley, do you really want to crunch numbers all day long? What do you really want to do?’ ” she recalled. That got her thinking about her hometown of Memphis and its many problems… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy to Offer Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Beginning December 2020, eligible students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy, will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences was approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in January. Currently,… Read More


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Nursing Professor Edits First Test-Prep Text for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

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The first test preparation text ever published for the national certification exam for neonatal nurse practitioners has entered the textbook market, thanks to the efforts of a nursing professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Assistant Professor Amy Koehn, PhD, MSN, NNP-BC, who coordinates the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program for the UTHSC… Read More