Category: Clinical Care


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UTHSC To Host Third Coronavirus Online Symposium

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its third Online Coronavirus Symposium September 15 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT. The “Coronavirus Symposium – Clinical Care” is free and open to health care practitioners and the public via Zoom. The event is sponsored by the UTHSC Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. It… Read More


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UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Offering Telehealth Services

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The UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC), a student-run, pro bono, pediatric occupational therapy clinic, is offering therapy via telehealth, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The center was founded in 2016 in memory of OT student Rachel Kay Stevens, who died suddenly after starting her training at UTHSC. The clinic serves underinsured… Read More


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Transplant Patients in ICU at No Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19 Than Non-Transplant Patients, Analysis by UTHSC Physicians Shows

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A national multicenter study that includes a data analysis component by physicians from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center determined that patients who have undergone solid-organ transplants do not have a higher risk of death than those without transplants when admitted to an intensive care unit with a COVID-19 diagnosis. The “Study of the… Read More


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PhD Candidate Speaks ‘Kiddo’ to Help Young Patients Communicate

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While she was an undergraduate student, Amanda Simmons spent most of her time taking center stage as a vocal performance major. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she performed and studied music and vocal pedagogy. Now, as a PhD candidate in the Speech and Hearing Science Program in the Department of Audiology… Read More


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Fortwendel Appointed Director of the UTHSC Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics

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Jarrod Fortwendel, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, has been appointed director of the UTHSC Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics. The mission of the Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics (CPET) is to integrate basic, applied, and clinical sciences… Read More


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UTHSC Dental Clinics Provide Care Statewide

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  Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, toured the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Union City Dental Clinic on Friday. The clinic is one of three operated by the UTHSC College of Dentistry to provide necessary dental services to the underinsured and uninsured across the state from Union City in… Read More


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$1 Million Grant to Aid Work with Hearing Impaired Children

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Faculty members in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have received a $1.08 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will allow graduate students to receive… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Boasts New Entrance

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Thanks to the generosity of one of UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute’s (HEI) benefactors, the entrance of the comprehensive eye care center on Madison Avenue on the UTHSC campus has a new look. The recently completed project at HEI features a new fountain with water cascading over a backlit logo of the institute. Along with the… Read More