Category: Clinical Care


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UTHSC College of Nursing Working to Establish Rural Health Care Workforce

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing has received approximately $3 million in grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve health care with an emphasis on maternal and obstetrical services for underserved and rural populations in the Delta region. The Advanced Nursing Education Workforce for Healthy Delta… Read More


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UTHSC/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Successfully Creates Airway and Voice Box for Child

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World’s first recorded case of a successful voice box reconstruction in a child Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital reconstructed an airway and voice box in the world’s first successful surgery of its kind for 2-year-old Cooper Kilburn from Adamsville, Tennessee. A team of pediatric experts, led by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee… Read More


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G. Nicholas Verne, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Medicine at UTHSC

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A distinguished educator, clinician and researcher, G. Nicholas Verne, MD, is the new chair of the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Verne, who was selected after an extensive national search, will also hold the Lemuel W. Diggs Alumni Professorship in Medicine. He will… Read More


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OT Students Host Third-Annual Rachel Kay Stevens Art Show and Auction

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The lobby of the Madison Plaza at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was transformed into a circus-themed art gallery for the third-annual Rachel Kay Stevens Art Show and Auction Thursday. The art show raises funds for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, the only student run, pro bono OT clinic in the Mid-South.… Read More


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UTHSC Alumna Named First Female President of Tennessee Dental Association

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A 1982 graduate of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the first female president of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) in its 152-year history. Terryl A. Propper, DDS, MS, recently assumed leadership of the 2,400-member TDA, a statewide voluntary association that represents the profession and the public it… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Increasing Availability of Dental Care by Expanding Continuing Education Opportunities

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is preparing to increase the number of registered dental hygienists and dental assistants it certifies to perform some restorative or prosthetic functions, including placement of fillings, temporaries for crowns, and making impressions for various fixed and removable dental procedures. The goal is to… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Key in Getting Nursing Legislation Passed

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation Tuesday aligning the state’s requirements with national standards for recognizing the role of nurses who practice as first assistants in the operating room. It was a special moment for UTHSC College of Nursing faculty member Nancy Appling, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNOR, CRNFA, who led the push for the legislation.… Read More


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OT Chair Anne Zachry Completes Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School

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Early in her career as an occupational therapist, Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, was involved in treating a 3-year-old patient who sustained a traumatic brain injury that resulted in the child having upper extremity weakness and persistent tremors, making even the most basic daily tasks difficult. Dr. Zachry, now chair of the Occupational Therapy Department in… Read More