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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

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The new UTHSC Advisory Board held its first meeting Thursday in the Student Alumni-Center on the Memphis campus. Each UT campus across the state is now served by an advisory board of five public members, one faculty member, and one student member. The boards were established by the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state… Read More


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Hope, Love, and A Belief in Possibilities

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Note: This month, the Office of Equity and Diversity will be talking with UTHSC leaders in recognition of Black History Month. Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor and Chair Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention College of Nursing OED: What does Black History Month mean to you? Why is it important? Dr. Wicks: Black History… Read More


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Black History Month, A Continuous Footprint

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Note: This month, the Office of Equity and Diversity will be talking with UTHSC leaders in recognition of Black History Month. Michael Alston, EdD Assistant Vice Chancellor Title IX Coordinator Office of Equity and Diversity AFSA OED: What does Black History Month mean to you? Why is it important? Dr. Alston: Black History Month is important because… Read More


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New Advisory Board for UTHSC Meets February 14 in Memphis

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The advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center established by the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature will hold its inaugural meeting February 14, 2019, on the UTHSC campus in Memphis. The meeting will be in Suite 305 of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, from 1 until 4 p.m.… Read More


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#TakeCare Campaign Continues to Aid Student Mental Health and Self-Care

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Second-year UTHSC medical student Michael Brunner knew medical school would be one of the most difficult challenges he would ever face, but until he actually started attending, he didn’t understand how much his mental and emotional health could also be affected. Thanks to UTHSC’s #takecare initiative, he and other students are getting some relief, while… Read More


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OED Hosts Stalking Awareness Workshop On Campus

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January is Stalking Awareness Month, and the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted a workshop yesterday centered around the topic. Led by Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, counseling psychologist in University Health Services at UTHSC, the workshop entitled, “Stalking Isn’t Romantic: Healthy Relationships 101,” taught… Read More


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Fourth-Year Dental Student Says Being a Dentist Something to Smile About

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A visit to the orthodontist in Huntsville, Alabama, sparked Julian Brandt Smith’s desire to be a dentist. “I’ll never forget sitting in Dr. Charles Graham’s office, watching him move from patient to patient, a smile on his face every second,” Smith said. “I remember thinking, he looks like he genuinely loves what he does. When… Read More


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Student National Medical Association to Host Dream BIG Conference January 19

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Christian Salcedo, a second-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has volunteered in the past for Dream BIG, a free community outreach conference for Shelby County middle and high school students. This year, however, he helped plan the event and is excited to see what comes of it. Now in… Read More