Author: Leigh Ann Roman


Zodiac Clinical Trial Led by UT Health Science Center Professor Likely to Dramatically Impact Stroke Care

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Research findings in a clinical trial led by a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing are likely to dramatically change care and improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute stroke. Principal investigator, Professor Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, FAAN, presented results of the five-year clinical trial… Read More


Memphis’ First Lady, UT Health Science Center Nursing Alumna Encourages: “See the Good in Our City”

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Memphis native and University of Tennessee Health Science Center alumna Jamila Smith-Young, DNP, MPH, CPNP-AC, was always involved in the community during her years growing up in the city’s Cherokee neighborhood. “My parents instilled in me and my sibling to give back. Even in church, we were always involved in things community-wise with my pastor.… Read More


Nursing Student’s Experience as Patient Inspires her Journey to Become a CRNA

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One of the major roles a nurse plays is that of a patient advocate. So, it makes sense that Bria Sharp decided to become a nurse after spending her childhood learning to manage her own chronic health condition – sickle cell disease (SCD). “I always knew I wanted to go into health care after my… Read More


UT Health Science Center to Award 110 Degrees During 2023 Winter Commencement Ceremony

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Emily Mewborn, DNP, FNP-BC, is on a mission to make an impact on the illness that causes the most deaths worldwide – cardiovascular disease. If that sounds daunting, you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Mewborn. Dr. Mewborn will graduate with her PhD in Nursing Science during the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s… Read More


UTHSC College of Nursing, Southwest Tennessee Community College Open Health Center on Southwest’s Union Avenue Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing and Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) launched a free health resource center for STCC students, faculty, and staff at a ribbon-cutting Nov. 8. The Health Education and Lifestyle Promotion (HELP) Center is a collaboration of the UTHSC College of Nursing and STCC. The HELP… Read More


College of Nursing Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Support Simulation in Patient Care for Nursing Students

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.5 million federal grant that will help students identify and address issues that lead to patients’ health problems. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant is called “Training and Education to Advance Critical Health Equity Readiness Using Simulation,” or TEACH… Read More


College of Nursing Receives Grant to Improve Emergency Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a $364,502 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow a specialized education outreach to health care professionals in the Mid-South Delta region to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease. The college will work in collaboration with… Read More


UTHSC College of Nursing Garners $4 Million to Expand Support for Midwifery in the Delta

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a four-year, $4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support increasing the number and diversity of nurse midwives in the Delta region. The college launched a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) concentration in Nurse Midwifery in 2021, with… Read More