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320 Children Provided Free Backpacks and Health Care Resources During Back To School Family Affair at UTHSC

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More than 320 students received free medical screenings, immunizations, and health information Saturday at the 31st annual Back to School Family Affair put on by Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Faculty, staff, and students from multiple colleges at UTHSC were on hand, to offer oral health education, eye… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Summer Camp Program Offers Teens Information on Health and Health Care Careers

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a program this summer with the City of Memphis Parks System to educate area teens on basic health issues and introduce them to careers in health care. The UTHSC M.A.R.V.E.L. Summer Science Camp is being piloted at the camp at Hickory… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Honor Officers During Awards Ceremony

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UTHSC Campus Police recognized and honored several officers today during the Campus Police Awards Ceremony. Four officers were promoted. Daniel Hargrow, Charles Gutelius, and Wesley Nelson were promoted to sergeant, and Sergeant William Gray was promoted to detective. Two security officers, Gloria Otuagoma and Jacoby Woodard, were sworn in. UTHSC Campus Police also presented appreciation… Read More


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UTHSC and Community Partners Meet to Reenforce Commitment to Youth Affected by Trauma

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Mental health professionals, juvenile justice officials, educators, social services providers, and community leaders are meeting today at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to cap three years of work by the UTHSC Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth and its partners to educate the community on the effects of trauma and adverse childhood… Read More


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Free Services Worth $75,000 Provided at Third-Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon

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The third-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center gave 24 patients the gift of sight Saturday. This year’s efforts were led by Kourtney Houser, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute, and Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC. Patients from… Read More


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Free Back-to-School Health Fair Set for July 13 at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host the annual Back to School Family Affair Saturday, July 13, offering free medical screenings, services, mental  health resources and information, and immunizations to local students and their families in preparation for the upcoming school year. The event, in its 31st… Read More


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Board of Trustees Approve UTHSC Budget Proposal

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Message from the Chancellor: I am pleased to report the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the UTHSC budget at their meeting this past Friday, June 21. As I articulated in our recent Town Hall, “It is a good, but challenging budget year.” Key points: Tuition was held to increases of only $200 per… Read More


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Professor Emeritus Ina Tonkin Receives Gold Medal Award from NASCI

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Ina Tonkin, MD, professor emeritus of radiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, received the Gold Medal Award from the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Tonkin’s lifetime achievement, service and continuing support of… Read More