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UTHSC College of Nursing Virtual Symposium To Offer Stories of Service on the Front Lines of COVID-19

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing will host a free, live, virtual symposium, “Leading Amidst Crisis: Nursing through a Pandemic,” on June 25, from noon to 2:30 p.m. During this virtual event via Zoom, faculty and students from the College of Nursing will share stories of hope and perseverance from their… Read More


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UTHSC Radiation Oncology Chair Leads National Study

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David Schwartz

UTHSC’s Chair of Radiation Oncology David Schwartz, MD, is leading a national study for the American Society for Radiation Oncology looking at how COVID-19 has affected radiation oncology treatment levels across the country. Dr. Schwartz and his co-author, Daniel Wakefield, MD, chief resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UTHSC, found that radiation oncology… Read More


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UTHSC Nurse Leader Honored And Humbled to Be Chief Nursing Officer for Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital

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Terri Stewart, MSN, RN, retired once as a chief nursing officer (CNO), but she has been called upon to take on the CNO role again as Memphis prepares an alternate-care hospital to accommodate a possible surge in the COVID-19 pandemic. Stewart is a nursing instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of… Read More


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UTHSC Pharmacy Students Provide Masks for Underserved

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The UTHSC College of Pharmacy chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is making face coverings to help underserved communities in Tennessee during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amelia Thompson, the SNPhA chapter president, said the chapter wanted to donate the face coverings to underserved African American communities because these communities have been disproportionately affected by… Read More


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UTHSC Emergency Medicine Physician Ready to Lead Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital

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Richard Walker, MD, has never been one to back away from emergency situations. Before attending medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he served with the local Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. As a technical search specialist and later a rescue officer,… Read More


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Students Help Develop Emergency and Crisis Management Course

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The impact of COVID-19 is affecting not only health care providers on the frontlines across the country, but thousands of medical students who have been removed from clinical rotations in order to avoid direct patient contact in response to the pandemic. Practicing social distancing required getting creative in how students would continue to learn the… Read More


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College of Pharmacy Helps During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy are assisting at COVID-19 testing sites and call centers and finding other ways to help Tennessee communities. “Pharmacists are a vital part of the health care system,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns. “Our alumni are on the front lines, many with… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Virtual Meeting

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board met virtually on Friday, May 15. Topics discussed at the meeting, which was conducted via Zoom, included a report by Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, detailing the university’s plan for a gradual and safe “return” to campus by fall, UTHSC’s Fiscal 2021 budget, and an overview… Read More