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UTHSC College of Dentistry Welcomes Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service for Two-Day Campus Visit

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry will welcome Rear Admiral (Upper) Timothy Ricks, Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and Assistant Surgeon General of the United States, October 7 and 8 for a two-day visit on campus. “This is an incredible honor for our college and the UTHSC campus,” said James C. Ragain,… Read More


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Strategic Plan, College of Nursing Efforts Spotlighted for Third UTHSC Advisory Board Meeting

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The UTHSC Advisory Board met September 30 for its final meeting of 2019 at the Student-Alumni Center on the Memphis campus. The agenda included a report from Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD. “It has been a challenging, but very successful year,” he said. The chancellor cited that the university had record numbers of students, graduates, residents,… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Receives $80,000 to Expand Availability of Dental Care through Continuing Education Course

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently received $80,000 from the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry (TN AGD) in support of its continuing education program that helps expand dental care in the state. The funds will help support the Expanded Functions for the Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) continuing education program,… Read More


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UTHSC Aids Renovation of Auditorium at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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The Russell W. Chesney Auditorium at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has sentimental and practical ties to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. It is named after Russell W. Chesney, MD, the longtime chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC and a nephrologist at Le Bonheur. Dr. Chesney, who served for more than 23 years as… Read More


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Transplantation of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys To Uninfected Recipients Safe, Should be a Standard of Care

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Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital. The practice, which has been tested in… Read More


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Outstanding Health Care Providers from UTHSC Named 2019 Health Care Heroes

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A physician-scientist working on cancer treatment and cure and a nurse-advocate advancing nursing practice and community and global health, both from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, were named among winners of the 21st annual Health Care Heroes Awards presented by the Memphis Business Journal Tuesday. Neil Hayes, MD, MS, MPH, Van Vleet Endowed… Read More


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Scott Steinmann, MD, Named Chair of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga

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R. Bruce Shack, MD, dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga, and Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, President & CEO of the Erlanger Health System, announce the appointment of Scott Steinmann, MD, as chair and professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Steinmann will also continue his own high volume complex shoulder and… Read More


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Orpheus Triplett Named Assistant Dean of Community Oral Health and Outreach for UTHSC College of Dentistry

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In 2014, Orpheus Triplett was hired by the College of Dentistry as director of Community Relations and Outreach to foster relationships with organizations throughout the community. In that role, he established relationships with Head Start, Agape Child and Family Services, New Horizon Apartments, Red Door Ministries, daycare centers, and senior citizen and nursing homes, all… Read More