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UTHSC and The Kosten Foundation to Host Purple Night October 6

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Kosten Foundation’s annual Purple Night will showcase advances by UTHSC’s Pancreatic Cancer Research Team in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The event will be held on October 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in UTHSC’s College of Pharmacy, Suite 102, 881 Madison Avenue. Guests will… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center today launched a Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative to assist and encourage more small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities to pursue business opportunities with the university. The initiative formalizes efforts underway for some time at UTHSC. It also supports diversity business procedures… Read More


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Faculty and Staff Across the UT System Come To UTHSC for Online Learning Symposium

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Faculty and staff from across the University of Tennessee System are at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today for a symposium focused on effective and quality online, blended, and distance course design. The symposium titled, “Recognition and Reflection in Quality Course Design,” is sponsored by the UT Office of Academic Affairs and Student… Read More


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September National Suicide Prevention Month, Memphis Crisis Center Always on Call

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016 and more than 30 percent in half the states during that time, making suicide a leading cause of death in the United States. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but the Memphis Crisis… Read More


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UTHSC To Participate In Ride To Fight On! September 15

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Fourth-year medical student Peter Ketch got involved The Ride to Fight On! during his first year of medical school, after hearing about the West Cancer Center’s mission. “Professors, older students, and some physicians talked about it a lot and how much fun the event day was, so I had to sign up,” he said. “Each… Read More


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UTHSC Launches #takecare Campaign to Promote Student Emotional Health and Well-Being

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will kick off a new #takecare campaign Wednesday designed to support the physical and emotional health and well-being of its students. The campaign is a key component of a campus-wide initiative launched earlier this year focusing on the mental health and resilience of students. Adopted after consultation and… Read More


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Darrylinn Todd Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at UTHSC

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Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In this role, she will provide executive leadership for and oversee several administrative units that provide centralized campus support activities and services to students, including the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid,… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Study Risk Factors and Racial Disparities Related to Post-Stroke Disability

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Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating form of stroke, striking relatively young individuals and carrying a mortality rate of almost 40 percent. About 30 percent of those who do survive will experience severe long-term disability and require skilled care for the remainder of their lives. Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the… Read More