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Occupational Therapy Department at UTHSC to Award Posthumous Degree to Student Who Died in 2015

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In life, Rachel Kay Stevens wanted to help children as an occupational therapist. After her death, her teachers and classmates are ensuring her wish is fulfilled. Stevens, who died in January 2015 shortly after starting occupational therapy training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will receive a posthumous OT degree from the… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Student Named to Prestigious Medical Research Fellows Program of Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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The summer before he started medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, Spencer Richardson was already on the path toward his goal of becoming a physician-scientist. As a participant in the Pediatric Oncology Education Program for undergraduates and medical students at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Richardson was assigned to… Read More


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OT Student Chairs Upcoming Art Show to Benefit Therapy Center Named in Memory of Friend Who Died

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For second-year Occupational Therapy student Shani Henley, an upcoming art show fundraiser at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has a special meaning. The show, May 9, will raise money for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center at UTHSC, a student-run, pro bono, pediatric occupational therapy center founded in 2016 in memory of… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Only Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center in 150-Mile Radius

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Sandeep Rajan, MD, knows how appropriate diagnosis and comprehensive care can change the lives of patients suffering from rare and complex benign blood disorders, such as hemophilia and thrombosis. As a hematologist, he’s seen a wheelchair-bound patient become ambulatory and another stop needing dialysis, once their blood conditions were properly treated and regulated. Dr. Rajan,… Read More


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Data Analysis by Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Institute at UT Health Science Center Finds Lower Risk of Infection Over Time with LASIK Surgery than with Contacts

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Which causes fewer eye infections – contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A metadata analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of… Read More


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UTHSC Department of Surgery Expands Research Efforts; Surgical Oncologist Evan Glazer Brings Ocular Melanoma Clinical Trial to UTHSC

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Evan Glazer, MD, PhD, moved to Memphis last August for more than just the great barbecue. A surgical oncologist and a physician-scientist, Dr. Glazer was drawn to Memphis, and in particular the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), by what he sees as an opportunity to help develop a multidisciplinary surgical research program at… Read More


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Michelle Martin, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research at UTHSC

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Michelle Martin, PhD, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to make a difference in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with cancer. As the director of UTHSC’s new Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change, she plans to partner with local grassroots… Read More


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UTHSC Students and Faculty Join Volunteers Bringing Free Dental Services to the Underserved During Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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For the second year, students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are participating in the Mid-South Mission of Mercy, a two-day free dental clinic for the underserved in Memphis and the Mid-South. It is taking place today and Saturday at Bellevue Baptist Church. The idea for the community service event… Read More