UTHSC Announcements


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Blood Drive – January 25th

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UT College of Pharmacy partners with Vitalant to host a blood drive on Tuesday January 25th from 10am-3pm. Please visit donors.vitalant.org and search by blood drive code “UOT” for appointment. Memphis is currently experiencing a critical blood shortage with less than 1 day supply in some blood types and you can help! Your donation can save up to 3 lives!


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Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Available at University Health Services

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University Health Services (UHS) has flu and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available for employees and students. The vaccine is in limited supply and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. UHS is supplying all doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of where you are in the series. UHS is located on the 9th floor of the 910 Madison Building on the Memphis campus.


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FIRST THURSDAYS ARE BACK AT THE LIBRARY

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Come get FREE SNACKS at your UTHSC Library Thursday, February, 3rd at 2 PM while supplies last.


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Campus Mask Update

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In compliance with state law and the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, UTHSC is withdrawing the mandatory indoor mask requirement effective immediately on all our campuses in non-patient care areas. However, the University strongly encourages everyone to wear a mask indoors while on campus to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

UTHSC-operated clinics (e.g. Dentistry, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and University Health Services) and our patient-care building (Dunn Dental Building) must continue with CMS masking and social distancing requirements for patient care areas as UTHSC’s review of the regulatory CMS requirements for these clinics is ongoing. Therefore, masks and social distancing are required in these areas until further notice.

All UTHSC employees and students will continue to follow the rules and guidelines of our partner hospitals and practice plan clinics when in their facilities.

As new strains of COVID-19 continue to appear, I strongly urge all UTHSC employees and students to wear a mask and get vaccinated or boosted. You can find COVID-19 vaccines in your area at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. As a reminder, please note that UTHSC does not currently mandate vaccination, but our hospital partners do have that requirement.

I appreciate your patience as we navigate this pandemic and the changing requirements. Our goal is to keep our faculty, staff, and students as safe as possible. We will continue to keep you updated as new developments emerge.

Steve Schwab, MD
Chancellor


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Increases in Enrollment, Graduation Rates Headline UT Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting

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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Executive Committee met Friday morning and received a year-end review of significant achievements from UT System President Randy Boyd.
 
“True to our values, we were bold and impactful, nimble and innovative, and optimistic and visionary,” Boyd said.  “While all the achievements we have experienced would be considered exceptional at any point in time, considering the volume of adversity we have withstood during the past year these achievements are nothing short of amazing.”


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MRC External Sanger Sequencing Submission Policy Change

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Samples submitted at the MRC for Sanger sequencing by Azenta (formerly GeneWiz) must now be logged into the iLab portal by the laboratory personnel submitting the samples, in addition to completion of the external submission form on the Azenta portal. Both the iLab and Azenta paperwork must now be downloaded, printed and submitted along with your samples for sequencing, or they will not be sent ou


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1st Annual TennIRM Research Symposium

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Researchers,

Please join us for 1st Annual TennIRM Research Symposium

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
9:00am – 4:00pm
UTHSC Mooney Library and Zoom

The 1st Annual TennIRM Research Symposium will feature overviews of ongoing regenerative science research from TennIRM scientists, and a technology review of 3D bio-printing capabilities. Additionally, updates will be provided on ongoing regenerative sc


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Hot Topics in Research: JANUARY 25

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Dear UTHSC Researchers,

Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for the next Hot Topics in Research session, featuring the Office of Research Communications and Marketing.

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

Presenter: Lee Ferguson, Director of Communications & Marketing, Office of Research

“Overview of Office of Research Communications and Marketing”

This talk w