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Muneeza Khan Named Chair of UTHSC Department of Family Medicine

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Muneeza Khan, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She previously served as interim chair. “Dr. Khan’s commitment to the Department of Family Medicine and its core education commitment is unwavering,” UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said. “Her outstanding… Read More


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Sick Leave Bank Benefits UTHSC Employee During Cancer Recovery

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Gary Rollins, DDS, didn’t realize he was sick. He felt fine, healthy even. He went in for a routine physical where blood work was performed and something came back suspicious. He was reassured that everything was probably fine, but that he should make an appointment with a specialist just to make sure. After that exam,… Read More


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Davenport Goes to Capitol Hill to Fight for Financial Aid

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LeChelle Davenport, director of financial aid at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently visited Capitol Hill to lobby for lawmakers to keep several financial aid allowances intact during the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). She and fellow National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) member Sonya Stein, as a part… Read More


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University of Tennessee System Collaboration Publishes Research on New Diabetes Drug Discovery

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have discovered a chemical compound that could lower sugar levels as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin but with a lower dose. This new approach to diabetes drug discovery has been published in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal. The research team includes scientists… Read More


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UTHSC Spring Commencement Among Largest on Record

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center spring commencement was among the largest on record for the university. A total of 781 health professionals graduated from the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Professions, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy at the commencement exercises held this month. From 2013, the university saw a 20 percent increase… Read More


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Lyndsay Pittman Named Registrar at UTHSC

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Lyndsay Pittman has been named registrar at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Her duties include implementing academic policies established by the Office of Student Affairs, managing the student record database, and handling the distribution of all formal student academic records in the Department of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Pittman is an Oklahoma… Read More


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LeChelle Davenport Named Director of Financial Aid at UTHSC

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LeChelle Davenport has been named director of Financial Aid at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Davenport will provide leadership, direct and evaluate the activities of the office and staff, and engage in the procurement of aid funds from federal, state, and private sources. She will plan, implement and execute the strategic vision of… Read More


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UTHSC Research Student Daniel Bastardo Ready to Change the World

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College of Graduate Health Sciences student Daniel Bastardo considers himself a citizen of the world. Born in Venezuela, the 27-year-old is primed to explore what the world has to offer. But for now, he’s happy to live in Memphis and be working toward his PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More