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Michael Alston Named Associate Vice Chancellor For Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity at UTHSC

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Michael Alston, EdD, CCDP/AP, assistant vice chancellor for Equity and Diversity, Title IX coordinator, and chief diversity officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named to the new position of associate vice chancellor for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity at UTHSC. The appointment is effective June 30. Additionally, the Office of Equity… Read More


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Internal Search for Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs Underway

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is conducting an internal, systemwide search for its next vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs and chief academic officer. Directly reporting to Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, and a member of the university’s senior administrative team, the vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs works… Read More


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TLC’s Medallion Program Provides Unique, Tailored Learning Experience for UTHSC Educators

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As a new instructor in the Dental Hygiene program in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science, Kiesha Werlitz, RDH, MS, found participating in and completing her first medallion in the Teaching and Learning Center’s Medallion Program beneficial. “Being new to teaching, there were so many takeaways,” she said. “The assignments… Read More


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Addiction Symposium Emphasizes Collaboration in Solving State’s Drug Abuse and Addiction Issues

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While the coronavirus pandemic has drawn most of the attention over the last year, the opioid pandemic and other drug abuse and addiction issues have been steadily growing in Tennessee and across the nation. Faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd, community advocates, and faculty from other… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board to Hold Virtual Meeting May 12

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will meet virtually at 1 p.m. CDT May 12. Board members will be participating electronically or by telephone. Interested individuals are encouraged to watch the meeting online. Information to access the meeting will be available at https://www.uthsc.edu/advisory-board/index.php. Items on the Advisory Board agenda include: Chancellor’s Report on… Read More


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UTHSC Students Grateful for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies May 7-19

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Fourth-year dental student Tony Huynh is excited about the return of in-person commencement activities. “It has been a long really long time,” he said. “I am glad that we are able to manage the situation and move toward resuming our normal lives.” Huynh will be among the 792 new health care professionals participating in UTHSC’s… Read More


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UTHSC Communicators Win Awards in International Creative Competition

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Communicators from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center won honors during this year’s Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition that is among the oldest and largest creative awards in the world. The Office of Communications and Marketing won the competition’s highest honor, a Platinum Award, for the 2019-2020 Annual Report. The report is comprised of… Read More


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UTHSC’s Byron Jones Receives $2.87 Million For Gulf War Illness Study

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Byron C. Jones, PhD, professor in the Department of Genetics, Geonomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, $2.87 million for his continuing study of genetic alterations associated with Gulf War illness among former military personnel. During the 1990-91 Gulf War, 700,000 troops… Read More