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UTHSC to Host Dinner with Tamika Catchings October 27 in Knoxville

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On October 27, former Lady Vol and WNBA star Tamika Catchings will speak at a fundraising dinner to benefit two scholarship funds for the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dinner with Tamika Catchings will take place at The Foundry… Read More


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Weisser-Pike to Provide Rehabilitation to First IMT Patient in the United States

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The first patient in the United States to receive an implanted miniature telescope (IMT) following cataract surgery will receive rehabilitation from an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Low vision rehabilitation and occupational therapist Orli Weisser-Pike, OTD, OTR/L,… Read More


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UTHSC Collects $2,000 Plus for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

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In the spirit of generosity and public service, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was able to collect donations totaling $2,065.15 for relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Luisa Ramírez de Lynch, PT, DPT, C/NDT, physical therapist in the College of Health Professions, was personally impacted by Hurricane Maria’s effects in Puerto Rico, since her… Read More


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UTHSC Raises $7,500 for Diabetes; Still Recruiting Team Members for StepOut to Stop Diabetes Walk and Expo

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The StepOut to Stop Diabetes kickoff held September 18 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) saw the event’s biggest success to date. Through the “Jail or Bail” event, T-shirt sales, and donations to the Denim for Diabetes (D4D) campaign, Team UTHSC has raised over $7,500 in anticipation of the November 12 Memphis… Read More


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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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Mildred Muhammad, Ex-Wife of D.C. Sniper and a Domestic Abuse Survivor, Speaks at October 28 Domestic Violence Community Forum at UTHSC

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Domestic abuse survivor Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of D.C. Sniper John A. Muhammad, will be the keynote speaker October 28 at “Bridging Troubled Waters,” a free community forum aimed at ending domestic violence, resolving conflicts peacefully, and building healthy relationships. Sponsored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Memphis Crisis Center and the… 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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Stewart Receives James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award from the Memphis Child Advocacy Center

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  Altha Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award from the Memphis Child Advocacy Center as a part of their Honors Day Celebration, which was held September 29… Read More