Category: Public Service


Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club to Host 7th Annual Race for Sight 5K

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The Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting their 7th-annual Brad Baker Honorary Race for Sight 5K on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m. The race will be held at the Tour de Wolf Pavilion at Shelby Farms Park, 500 North Pine Lake Dr, Memphis, TN 38120.… Read More


First African American Graduate Alvin Crawford, MD, Returns to Alma Mater for Book Signing

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Sixty years after Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, the mutual appreciation shared between him and the university has not faded. Monday was a day of reminiscence, inspiration, and collaboration for Dr. Crawford as he returned to UT Health Science… Read More


College of Dentistry’s 2024 Give Kids a Smile Day Provides Free Dental Services

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Erica Mathis, a fourth-year student in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry, has been inspired to become a dentist since she was 5 years old, after seeing the work of her father, who is also a dentist. She was one of many dental students providing free dental services to children during… 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


Veteran Employee Shares Memories of Her Father, Civil Rights Activist Elmore Nickelberry

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Thirty years on the job at UT Health Science Center has not dimmed Toyia Polk’s desire to shine in her profession. A business manager for clinical research in the Office of Research, Polk says her dedication to hard work is part of the legacy left by her father, Elmore Nickelberry, a Memphis hero of the… 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


Chancellor Buckley Named Among 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s list of the 100 most influential people in Mid-South business for the second time. The Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) editorial team compiles the Power 100 list each year to profile outstanding leaders from sports, education,… Read More