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UTHSC, Southwest Partner to Help Qualified Students Earn Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

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A new partnership between UTHSC and Southwest Tennessee Community College is designed to help qualified students earn nursing degrees.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing and Southwest Tennessee Community College have partnered to guarantee admission to UTHSC’s nursing program for Southwest students who meet requirements. The Partnership Enrollment Program is offered to graduates of Medical District High School (MDHS), which opened this year on the Union Avenue campus of Southwest.… Read More


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UTHSC, UCH to Open Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site January 5

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UTHSC and UCH have been leaders in COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites in the community.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and its clinical practice partner, University Clinical Health (UCH), will open a drive-through COVID-19 testing site for the community on Wednesday, January 5, on the UTHSC campus. Located in the driveway area of the Van Vleet Building at 3 North Dunlap Street, the site will be open… Read More


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Schwartz Named Chair of UTHSC Department of Radiation Oncology

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  David Schwartz, MD, FACR, has been named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Schwartz, who joined the UTHSC Department of Radiation Oncology in 2016, is an internationally recognized physician researcher, whose work aims to improve the treatment and survivorship… Read More


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Like Mother, Like Daughter: UTHSC Nursing Legacy Continues in Houston County

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Mother and daughter share love for nursing instilled in them by the UTHSC College of Nursing.

Continuity of care is more than a philosophy at the Hilcrest Clinic in Erin, Tennessee. It is a way of life. For nearly 30 years, Robin Black, FNP, BC, PNP, BC, has worked as a nurse practitioner at the small, privately-owned clinic in rural Houston County. Her daughter Piper Black, BSN, hopes to follow in… Read More


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Walker Named Chair of Emergency Medicine at UTHSC College of Medicine

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Dr. Richard Walker

J. Richard Walker III, MD, MS, FACEP, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is also the founder and director for the Emergency Medicine Residency program at UTHSC. A 2005 graduate of the UTHSC College of Medicine, Dr. Walker has served as the… Read More


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Csaba Kovesdy Co-Authors Report on Worldwide Severity of Chronic Kidney Disease

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A researcher with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is part of an elite international team that generated data revealing the magnitude and severity of kidney diseases worldwide. Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN, director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program in Nephrology at UTHSC, is a contributing author on a newly published… Read More


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Narayanan Named Deputy Director of UTHSC Center for Cancer Research

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Dr. Rames Narayanan

Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, MBA, has been named the deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Narayanan is a professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine, Muirhead Endowed Professor of Pathology, and the director… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Earns Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at 72

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Among the 149 recent winter graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a Professor Emeritus from the College of Pharmacy, who has earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at age 72. “I suppose I am one of those lifelong learners,” said Candace Brown, PharmD, DNP, who received a DNP degree… Read More