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UTHSC Students Promote Tobacco-Free Lifestyles Through TAR WARS Elementary Education Program

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  On October 4th, over 100 medical, occupational therapy and pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) took time out of their schedules to teach TAR WARS, a school-based, tobacco-free education program, to a total of 800 students at 10 local Memphis elementary schools. The students educated mostly fourth and fifth… Read More


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Chancellor Says Growth in Enrollment, Clinical Revenue Make 2016-2017 a Win

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s academic and clinical performance over the last year has been at “a national caliber level,” Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said during his annual State of the University Address. Revenues were the highest ever for the university, and student recruitment and performance continued an upward trajectory. “I think we’ve… Read More


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Stephen E. Alway Named Dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Stephen E. Alway, PhD, dean of the College of Health Professions. He will begin his new appointment on December 15, 2017. Dr. Alway previously served as chair of the Division of Exercise Physiology, executive chairperson of the Department of Human Performance… Read More


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College of Dentistry at UTHSC Reaccredited by American Dental Association

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  Dentistry Dean Timothy L. Hottel Moves to New Role a Director of Statewide Oral Health Initiatives for UTHSC The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, the nation’s largest dental association. The major programs in Dentistry… Read More


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Wilkinson Awarded Top Honors At American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Conference

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Third-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Sara Wilkinson took home top honors at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) annual conference in Seattle. Wilkinson was the winner in three categories: the Student of Excellence Award, the Dean and Fred Hayden Memorial National Scholarship, and the AANA poster competition. The AANA has a membership… Read More


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Madu Leaving A Lasting Imprint on Education as State Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

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  Chikezie Madu, PhD, is making strides that exceed well beyond the classroom. A 2012 graduate of the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Dr. Madu, who is currently an Advanced Placement (AP) Biology teacher at White Station High School and a dual enrollment instructor at the… Read More


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College of Medicine Honors Outstanding Alumni During Awards Luncheon

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Five distinguished alumni were honored during the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Medicine’s Outstanding Alumni Awards luncheon September 15. The event was held at the Westin Memphis Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Outstanding Alumnus: Mark S. Gaylord, MD (COM ’78) Dr. Mark Gaylord has placed… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Meeting of Southeastern Leaders in Addiction Treatment

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“The nation is the United States of drugs,” Kevin Kunz, MD, executive vice president of The Addiction Medicine Foundation, said in opening remarks at a meeting of local, state, and national addiction experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Thursday. “There is nothing so disabling in our country as substance abuse and addiction.”… Read More