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5 Quick Things: December 10, 2020


Conversation with CDC’s Dr. Robert Redfield

Please join the UTHSC College of Medicine and Faculty Senate for a virtual conversation with Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Monday, December 14
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91716864333
Passcode: 901901

Dr. Scott Strome, Dean of the College of Medicine, has arranged this conversation so that the campus and community can hear Dr. Redfield’s perspectives on COVID-19 – perspectives that will be directly applicable to health care providers, patients, businesses, and our community.

Dr. Redfield has more than 30 years of experience in research and clinical care of viral infections and infectious diseases, particularly HIV. He was a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 2005 to 2009, chair of the International Subcommittee, and past member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health.


2. UTHSC Fall 2020 Commencement

UTHSC’s Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually TODAY, Thursday, December 10 at 2:00 pm. The ceremony can be viewed at https://virtualgrad.marchingorder.com/uthsc/78/i/. Congratulations to our graduates!!!

3. Spread the Joy! Donate a Toy!

Please consider spreading joy to underprivileged children this holiday season by donating an unwrapped toy to foster parents in our community by way of the Department of Children Services. Toys can be donated next week at a drive-thru event:

Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 17
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Van Vleet Building, 3 North Dunlap Street

UTHSC volunteers will be located at the driveway off Dunlap St. to receive your toy(s), then cars will continue through the driveway to exit on Madison Ave.

Everyone who donates a toy will receive a UTHSC face mask!

4. Holiday Food Boxes Available to the UTHSC Campus – Sign Up by Friday

As we approach the holiday season, the Campus Cupboard wants to make sure everyone at UTHSC has enough to eat during the University’s winter break.

On Thursday, December 17, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, the Campus Cupboard will be handing out holiday food boxes to any UTHSC student, staff, or faculty member in need of one. These pick-ups will take place at the Campus Cupboard location, 210 S Dudley Street, on the Memphis campus. Registration is required in order to receive a food box.

If you are concerned about your food security over the holiday break, please sign up to receive a box via this link. If you have trouble with the link, please copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://utk.questionpro.com/t/APqnoZj69w. The registration link will close this Friday, December 11 at 5:00 pm.

If you have questions about food insecurity or its definition, please view the Healthy People 2020 website.

5. Discounted Starbucks Merchandise Makes a Great Gift

Looking for the perfect gift for your employees, colleagues, friends, or family? Starbucks in the Madison Plaza Food Court on the Memphis campus is offering 30% off all merchandise and at-home coffee items this week only! No additional discounts will apply.