Category: Clinical Care


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UTHSC-Led Study Confirms Heart Implant Device Prevents Stroke in Patients with Irregular Heartbeat

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A new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Iowa provides good news for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeat, who are at greater risk for stroke but cannot tolerate long-term anticoagulation therapy, the first-line treatment to prevent stroke. The study determined that an implanted… Read More


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Nursing Research: Sepsis Survivors Express Need for Follow-Up Support

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Research led by a faculty member from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing shows that survivors of sepsis feel a need for advocacy and support after discharge from the hospital. And these results have inspired further research into this vulnerable population. “Care during this period is fragmented, without systematic support for… Read More


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Altha Stewart Named Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement in the College of Medicine

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  When the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center sought someone to lead a new initiative to further extend the work of the college into the community, one name rose to the top ­– Altha Stewart, MD. Dr. Stewart holds many titles at UTHSC. The newest… Read More


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Record-Breaking Year for UTHSC, Chancellor Schwab Reports

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UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, summed up the 2018-2019 academic year as a “record-breaking year” for the university. In his 10th-annual State of the University Address on Friday, the chancellor said the university has achieved “national-level” performance in both the education and clinical arenas, citing annual performance metrics with record graduates and revenue. He… Read More


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Kito Lord Named to National List of Rising Stars in Healthcare Under 40

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In 2017, Kito Lord, MD, MBA, moved to Memphis from Philadelphia to lead the Department of Emergency Medicine at Regional One Health and to help expand the UTHSC Emergency Medicine Residency program into the hospital, which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. Recently, Dr. Lord was named to the 2019 list… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Impressive Roster of Sickle Cell Researchers at 2019 Norfleet Forum

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Clinicians and researchers from around the country gathered in Memphis Friday for the 2019 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health to discuss sickle cell disease research and treatment. They looked back at how the disease has developed over the last century and what the future holds for those born with it and… Read More


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Levine New Director of Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic; Expands Clinic Focus to Treat Children with Sleep-Breathing Problems

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The new director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center wants the community to know that there are multiple ways to treat sleep apnea in adults and children, and his clinic is dedicated to finding the right solution for each patient. Mitchell R. Levine, DMD, is board certified… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Changing Lives

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In the new issue of the UTHSC Nursing Magazine you’ll discover the many ways the college is improving patient outcomes and shaping the future of the profession; meet new leadership in the college; learn program highlights including pass rates, enrollment numbers, and scholarships available to students; and recaps from exciting events including the NightinGala, Golden… Read More