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University Photographer Thurman Hobson Retires after 47 Years

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Back in the summer of 1970, fresh from a stint in the Air Force that took him to Greenland, Japan and Korea, Thurman Hobson came to what is now the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The 23-year-old Manassas High School graduate signed on at the university as a photographer’s assistant. Forty-seven years later, Hobson,… Read More


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UTHSC To Host Determined To Be A Doctor Someday Symposium August 26

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is hosting the Determined To Be a Doctor Someday (DDS) Symposium on Saturday, August 26. It will take place in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center’s O.D. Larry Dining Hall, located at 800 Madison Avenue, Memphis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The symposium… Read More


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Finkelstein Coming to UTHSC as Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nutrition September 11

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Eric Finkelstein, PhD, MHA, will be the featured professor for the Mildred A. Reeves Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP) in Nutrition Lecture Series September 11. The professorship is sponsored by the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Finkelstein is a professor of Health… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Welcomes More Than 170 New Student Doctors During White Coat Ceremony

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) welcomed more than 170 new student health care professionals during its Parents Appreciation Day/White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 11. More than 900 guests were in attendance overall. The day began with a Continental Breakfast in the Schreier Auditorium in the UTHSC… Read More


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TIP Program Aims To Increase Undergrad Student Interest in Health Care Careers

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Since 1986, the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been inspiring students to pursue careers in health care. “Through the TIP program, we aim to prepare Tennessee’s underrepresented college students in professional academic health care programs through exposure to clinical shadowing opportunities, personal and professional development, standardized entrance exam… Read More


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3-D Anatomy Table Gives UTHSC Students An Interactive Edge in Learning

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Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are being equipped to learn in a fun and interactive way, thanks to the Anatomage, a 3-D table that displays the human anatomy. The table became available on campus after the UTHSC Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) decided that the table would be an… Read More


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Innovative Simulation Training in College of Nursing Aims to Inspire Compassion

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Health care simulation programs usually teach skills — how to perform a procedure or how to treat a condition. However, a recent simulation training in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center had less tangible, but equally as important goals. Seventy-four students participated in a daylong educational program titled, “A… Read More


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HEI Doctors Push Eye Safety as Priority for Solar Eclipse Preparation

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The solar eclipse on August 21 is an exciting event, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t take precautions to protect your eyesight. During a solar eclipse, the moon will partially or fully cover the sun. During this event, the sky will turn darker, causing the pupils to dilate, increasing the amount of… Read More