Category: Clinical Care


College of Medicine Hosts 2024 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health

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The College of Medicine held the 2024 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health on Friday, April 12. More than 140 individuals attended this year’s forum, which was held at the National Civil Rights Museum.  The Department of Pediatrics was selected to host the forum. Toni Whitaker, MD, FAAP, and Jason A. Yaun, MD, FAAP,… Read More


Nurse Leaders Inspire Nursing Students with Conference

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About 150 nursing students from across Memphis gathered Friday for the inaugural Mid-South Future Nurses Summit presented by the Mid-South Nursing Leadership Collaborative. UT Health Science Center College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP, serves as chair of the collaborative, which is made up of deans and directors of local nursing… Read More


UT Health Science Center’s Fourth-Annual Giving Day Set for April 23

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Rick Sain, PharmD, served two years as president of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board. He plans to continue to give back to his alma mater by donating during the fourth-annual UT Health Science Center Giving Day on Tuesday, April 23. The 24-hour campaign raises funds to support… Read More


Fourth Sickle Cell Boot Camp for Nursing Highlights Program’s Expanding Impact

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The fourth Sickle Cell Boot Camp to Promote Nursing Excellence at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will draw 31 nurses to Memphis from as far away as Tanzania April 8-12. This marks a continuing expansion of an innovative program that trains nurses in the care of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), hosted… Read More


College of Nursing’s Rural Outreach Making Impact

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Celecia Osborne, BSN, RN, has worn many hats during her career, including certified nursing assistant, health coach, and high school Spanish teacher. Her role in the rural outreach efforts of University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing allows her to use all her experience to reach underserved communities. “What’s always been on my… Read More


Father and Son Alumni Spend Decades Fulfilling Tennessee’s Pharmacy Needs

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Over their 99 combined years of practice, Van Swaim, DPh, and his son Mike Swaim, DPh, built something of a pharmacy empire in Tennessee.  Both graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, the father and son have been business partners for over three decades, currently operating Van’s Institutional Pharmacy in… Read More


HIPAA Privacy Security Breach May Affect Some Patients Treated by UT Health Science Center Physicians at a Memphis Partner Hospital

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A Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) breach was recently discovered, which might affect the privacy and security of certain health information of some obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) patients treated at Regional One Health (ROH). The breach may have included the following patient information: first and last name, medical record number, age, date of… Read More


UT Health Science Center Advisory Board to Hold Special Meeting March 22

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will hold a special meeting Friday, March 22, at 11 a.m., in the Mooney Library, 875 Monroe Ave., on the Memphis campus. On the agenda: Chancellor’s report Fiscal year 2024-25 tuition and fee rates Approval of tuition and fee rates While the meeting will be conducted… Read More