Author: Janay Jeans


Medical Student Named Student Member of the UT Board of Trustees

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As the only one in her family to pursue medicine, Woodi Woodland said she missed having someone in medicine to turn to as she began her journey in medical school. That feeling has inspired her to mentor incoming students. “Not having anyone within medicine, especially as an African American female in the U.S. at the… Read More


Alumna, UT Board of Trustees Member Committed to Serve Statewide

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Shanea McKinney, PharmD, points her grandmother’s experience with chronic conditions and the pharmaceutical care she received as the inspiration behind her journey into the profession of pharmacy. “My grandmother, Mary Katherine Chandler, saw doctors regularly, but the health care professionals that she interacted with more often were her pharmacists,” Dr. McKinney said. “She trusted their… Read More


Ophthalmology Professor Advocates and Educates on Vision Research Globally

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TJ Hollingsworth, PhD, is committed to advocacy, education, and research in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Hollingsworth was recently chosen as a member of the 2023 Emerging Vision Scientists cohort for the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)/Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and participated in communicating the value of research and… Read More


UT Health Science Center Physician’s Podcast on the ‘Art of Medicine’ Reaches 100th Episode

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Since 2020, Andrew Wilner, MD, has hosted and produced a podcast exploring the art, business, and clinical aspects of the field of medicine for the public. Now, “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Wilner” will reach 100 episodes on December 10. Episodes from Dr. Wilner’s podcast appear biweekly on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts,… Read More


UTHSC Campus Police Awarded Prestigious Reaccreditation by National Law Enforcement Agency

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Accreditation by CALEA is the gold standard for public safety agencies.  “I am extremely proud of our accomplishment at UTHSC Police on our four-year reaccreditation. I believe it speaks volumes, when… Read More


CHIPS Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for Great Simulation and Education

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The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review list of 34 hospitals and health systems with great simulation and education programs for 2023. The list recognizes programs their cutting-edge technologies, lifelike scenarios and safe environments that builds provider confidence through… Read More


Teaching and Learning Center Helps PhD Student Progress Toward Career in Academia

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Alaina Grissom, MS, from Rochester, New York, has always aspired to be an educator. With a passion for the field of speech and language pathology, she is pursuing a career that merges both fields. As she prepares for graduation in May 2024, a program in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Teaching and Learning… Read More


Study Led by Fellow Shows Heart Health Risks of ‘Die-Hard’ Sports Fans

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Miguel Maturana, MD, was introduced to the sports world when his father took him to a soccer game at an early age. Witnessing the emotions of his father and other spectators in the stadium sparked his curiosity of the emotional impact of athletics. Dr. Maturana earned his medical degree from the University of Valparaíso, Chile,… Read More