Category: Clinical Care


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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


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UTHSC Tracking COVID-19 Pandemic

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Shelby County, the Memphis Metropolitan Area, and Tennessee. The statistical analyses are intended for use by the general public, as well as county and city government, law enforcement, and health care leaders to better understand the virus locally and to plan for… Read More


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Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital Construction Complete, UTHSC Poised to Manage Operations

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Richard Walker, MD, chair of emergency medicine and director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, watched Monday as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers handed off the newly completed alternate-care hospital in the former Commercial Appeal Building on Union Avenue to state and local leaders for… Read More


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UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter Recognized with Exemplary Ranking

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Fourth-year medical student and UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Chattanooga Student liaison, Larissa Wolf remembers when she received a care package during her second-year of medical school from the UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) chapter. The gift came just in time, since Wolf would be spending most of the year applying the information… Read More