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College of Medicine Students to Host Bone Marrow Drive in Memphis Medical District

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An autoimmune disease may have prevented Caroline Hymel from donating bone marrow, but it’s not stopping the second-year medical student from doing her part in raising awareness for the need that exists for patients across the world suffering from blood cancer. “I was not able to donate and to find out that I couldn’t, I… Read More


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Two Teams of Multi-State Investigators Chosen as Collaborative Health Disparities Research Award Winners

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The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium has chosen two research teams as the 2018 Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards in Health Disparities Research winners. The CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research were created by leaders within the consortium to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based health disparities research that involves investigators from the University of Tennessee… Read More


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College of Medicine Encourages Mentoring with Learning Communities

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Even before she was in her current position, Susan Brewer, MD, knew she wanted to bring learning communities to students in the College of Medicine. Once she became associate dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Brewer set a plan in motion. The UTHSC MPOWER program was born, with collaboration from faculty and staff, including Matthew Ennis,… Read More


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UTHSC Honors UT System President Joe DiPietro with Farewell Reception

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated UT President Joe DiPietro, DVM, for his leadership and service of more than eight years with the UT System with a farewell reception in his honor. The UTHSC campus was the first stop on Dr. DiPietro’s farewell tour. More than 100 faculty and staff on campus attended… Read More


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$250,000 in Upgrades and Renovations Made to Campus Recreation Facility

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Renovations and upgrades to the fitness center at Campus Recreation in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center on campus totaling $250,000 will be unveiled during a grand reopening ceremony November 15 from 12 – 2 p.m. The renovations and upgrades began earlier this year and were completed in three phases. They include $50,000 in new weight room… Read More


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Vickie Barnes Receives TAASLP Lifetime Achievement Award

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Vickie Barnes, MA, CCC-SLP, received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP). The award is presented annually to a member who has made significant contributions to the profession over a lifetime. Barnes, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College… Read More


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Campus Honors its Veterans

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UTHSC today paid tribute to its military veterans with a breakfast and program in their honor. “I want to, on behalf of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, thank you for your service,” said Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, himself a veteran of the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Santosh Kumar, PhD, Receives $1.71 Million Grant for Research on Smoking and HIV Progression

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Santosh Kumar, PhD, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a five-year, $1.71 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research on the effects of smoking on HIV-1 patients. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, effective treatment outcomes… Read More