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Office of Equity and Diversity Presents Inaugural Social Justice Awards

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The Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today recognized honorees of its inaugural Social Justice Awards. Tiffinie Snowden, UTHSC OED Inclusion Strategist, hosted the virtual ceremony which recognized UTHSC students, residents, and fellows whose actions demonstrate the importance of social justice activism and equity and diversity, while… Read More


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Bruce Keisling Named 2021 Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Bruce L. Keisling, PhD, executive director for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). He will be recognized during the organization’s 145th  Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, in June.  Dr. Keisling also holds the Shainberg Professorship… Read More


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Student Pharmacists Assist in Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Student pharmacists from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy have volunteered to assist in administering COVID-19 vaccinations across the state. Students on the UTHSC campus in Memphis have worked alongside University Health Services and students from other colleges to administer vaccinations for priority groups defined by the Centers for Disease Control,… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board to Hold Virtual Meeting January 13

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will meet virtually for its first meeting of 2021 at 1 p.m. CST January 13. Board members will be participating electronically or by telephone. Interested individuals are encouraged to watch the meeting online. Information to access the meeting will be available at https://www.uthsc.edu/advisory-board/index.php. Items on the Advisory… Read More


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UTHSC’s Relative Caregiver Program Grateful for Community Support for Holiday Giveaway

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Relative Caregiver Program received more than $7,750 in monetary donations, as well as numerous toys, for its annual Winter Holiday Giveaway December 19 for the children and teens who are part of the program. The Relative Caregiver program was established in 2001 to support children and teens who… Read More


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UTHSC Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Campus Community

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Shaunah Ritter, DO, an allergy and immunology Fellow at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday morning, as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center began administering it to residents, students on hospital rotations, campus first responders, and faculty who provide inpatient services. “I honestly had trouble sleeping… Read More


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UTHSC Raises More Than $19,000 During 2020 Campus Food Drive

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Just in time for the holidays, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised a total of $19,534 during its 2020 Campus Food Drive. All proceeds raised will benefit the UTHSC Campus Cupboard. This year’s event was sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. “I feel a great sense of pride knowing that… Read More


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Vaccines Offer ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ in Fighting COVID-19, CDC Director Says

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  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, MD, said the next few months of the pandemic will be probably the worst in the history of public health in the United States. However, vaccines on the horizon provide a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the battle against COVID-19. During a… Read More