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UTHSC Researchers Test New, Safer Fixative for Tissue Samples

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Faculty and student researchers from the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions are researching safer alternatives to current methods of performing a laboratory process critical in the preservation, analysis and diagnosis of tissue samples. Their findings were recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal… Read More


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College of Medicine Alumna Kelly Arnold Honored for Innovation in Pandemic in Chattanooga

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The clinic is now raising $10 million to add dentistry and behavioral health.

In the early, frightening days of the COVID-19 pandemic, UTHSC College of Medicine alumna, Kelly Arnold, MD, (’06) and the rest of the staff at Clínica Médicos in Chattanooga took a hard look at what was happening in their city. Clinics were closing all around them. Clínica Médicos, they said, would not. Acting quickly, Dr.… Read More


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Dr. Andrew Griffith Awarded David D. Coleman Endowed Professorship

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Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, the senior associate dean of research for UTHSC’s College of Medicine, has been awarded the David D. Coleman Endowed Professorship. Dr. Griffith joined the College of Medicine in July 2020 after 22 years at the National Institutes of Health. As senior associate dean of research, Dr. Griffith manages the growth of the… Read More


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CHIPS Receives Prestigious Accreditation, Plays Key Role in International Conference

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center played a prominent role in the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare earlier this month in Los Angeles. Ten members of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) and two faculty physicians shared research, including a livestream presentation on the role logisticians play in planning simulations.… Read More


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College of Nursing Establishes new Department of Community and Population Health

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Professor Sarah Jane Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, APRN, FAAN, has been selected to lead a new department in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing. Dr. Rhoads will serve as chair of the Department of Community and Population Health. The development of a third department in the college is a response… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives National Support for Project To Help Adolescents with Sexual Behavior Problems

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A project aimed at helping Memphis-area youth with sexual abuse issues has received support from the U.S. Department of Justice. Principal investigator Jacqueline Page, PsyD, professor, and William Murphy, PhD, professor emeritus, both in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, were recently awarded $475,000 by the Office of Justice and… Read More


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College of Pharmacy has Accomplished Much Under Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns

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Marie Chisholm-Burns

Over the past decade, the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has increased its research awards significantly, revised its curriculum, launched new degree programs, expanded its statewide footprint, and ranked as a Top 20 school of pharmacy. All these accomplishments have come under the leadership of College of Pharmacy Dean… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Leaders Honored by Memphis Mayor for COVID-19 Work

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Within weeks of the first COVID-19 case in Shelby County in early March 2020, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and its clinical practice partner, University Clinical Health, had the largest drive-through testing station in Shelby County up and running, staffing it morning to night with dozens of volunteers, many of them students. For… Read More