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Chancellor Peter Buckley Receives Distinguished Service Membership From Association of American Medical Colleges

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at its recent annual meeting honored Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with the distinguished service membership for his exemplary service to academic medicine, AAMC, and its Council of Deans. According to David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and chief executive officer, Chancellor Buckley has made truly extraordinary… Read More


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First-Generation Students Celebrated at Inaugural First-Gen Day Event

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While many other colleges and universities focus on hardships and deficits when discussing first-generation students, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s first-ever First-Gen Day aimed to celebrate and inspire those students. Institutions across the country take part in National First-Generation Day every year to acknowledge the resilient community of students who were the first… Read More


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Dopico Awarded $2.6 Million for Project to Understand and Treat Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded $2.6 million to Alex M. Dopico, MD, PhD, Van Vleet Chair of Excellence and professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology (PHAST) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, to study cerebrovascular dysfunction that could contribute to alcohol-induced blackouts. Alcohol-induced blackouts… Read More


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UTHSC Alumna Honored for Surviving Cancer, Dedicating Life to Service

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From serving in the military, to receiving a doctorate after having two careers, raising a child as a single mother, beating breast cancer, and dedicating her life to helping others, Rosie Ann Riley, PharmD, embodies courage. An alumna of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Dr. Riley was one of four… Read More


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UTHSC’s Balaji Krishnaiah Named Mayo Clinic Visiting Professor

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Balaji Krishnaiah, MD, associate professor and program director of the neurology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named the Mayo Clinic’s 2022 Burton A. Sandok Visiting Professor of Neurological Education. The Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neurology coordinates the professorship each year to honor one neurology professor from anywhere in the… Read More


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Fall Advisory Board Meeting Re-Elects Chair, Updates Important Initiatives

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During the fall meeting of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board Wednesday, members heard reports about the College of Dentistry’s developing initiative to expand dental care across the state, the university’s ongoing strategic planning process, and the recent accomplishments across the six colleges. The board also unanimously re-elected Philip Wenk, DDS, to… Read More


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UTHSC Military Medicine Interest Group Held Inaugural “Stop the Bleed” Event

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In its first semester as a student organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Military Medicine Interest Group recently hosted the Stop the Bleed and Tactical Combat Casualty Care training event. The event educated students and future military physicians on transporting and caring for individuals with traumatic bleeding. The tactical combat casualty… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Second Multicultural and Global Health Symposium

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The Center for Multicultural and Global Health at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting the 2022 Multicultural and Global Health Fundraising Dinner and Symposium open to the public on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12. The event will gather state leaders, international health experts, and the UTHSC community to discover more… Read More