Category: Education


Hae Won Shin, MD, Named Chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor

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Hae Won Shin, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. Dr. Shin recently joined UT Health Science Center from the University of New Mexico Health Science Center’s School of Medicine, where she served in the Department… Read More


The College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center to Hold Annual Give Kids a Smile Day February 26

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its annual Give Kids a Smile Day February 26, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the Delta Dental of Tennessee Oral Health Complex, which includes Dunn Dental Building, 875 Union Ave., providing free dental services to 114 students from Freedom Preparatory… Read More


UT Health Science Center ‘State of the University’ Presentation Feb. 21

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his State of the University presentation Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m. CST, on the Memphis campus in the Mooney Library, Room 201.  The theme of the presentation is “Tennessee is Our Campus,” emphasizing UT Health Science Center’s statewide presence and impact.… Read More


College of Pharmacy Offers AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification to Students to Improve Patient Outcomes

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center provides a unique opportunity to student pharmacists by offering the American Heart Association (AHA) Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) training. This training is aimed at improving the outcomes of patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest, particularly in hospital settings. The program enables… Read More


New Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology Excited by Quest to Unlock Secrets of the Brain

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Lynn Dobrunz, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, sees the brain as “the final frontier” of human biological research. Dr. Dobrunz joined UT Health Science Center in the fall, after nearly 25 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There,… Read More


Pharmacy Training, Leadership Experience Give Student Hope for Success

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Christian Phillips got his first glimpse into pharmacy when he was a child, as his father required multiple medications.  “My dad was very sick and was a dialysis patient, so there was always a bunch of medications around,” he says. “When I was old enough, I would even help him take his medication, schedule his… Read More


Center on Developmental Disabilities Begins Partnership to Support Autistic College Students

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For many people, going to college is an exciting time full of new experiences, a fresh sense of independence, and unique opportunities to connect and learn with people from other backgrounds. For these and other reasons, making the transition to college and continuing to graduation can be challenging for autistic students. Without proper support services,… Read More


Inaugural Chief Wellness Officer Aims to ‘Change the Culture’ Around Mental Health

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Psychiatrist Jessi Gold knows firsthand how critical mental health counseling can be for students navigating the rough waters of higher education. The inaugural chief wellness officer for the UT System and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Gold is transparent about the fact that she struggled with her… Read More