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Annual Suicide Prevention Conference Taking Place at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the Memphis Healing Center’s 8th annual Suicide and the Black Church Conference on June 14 from 1-4 p.m., and June 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Student-Alumni Center located at 800 Madison Avenue. “I Survived and So Can You” is this year’s theme… Read More


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Inaugural Cataract-A-Thon at UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute Gives Gift of Sight to Those in Need

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Thirty people saw the world differently when they walked out of the Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Friday, June 2. They were patients in the inaugural Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon, a daylong outreach effort by multiple organizations, corporate sponsors, and volunteers to provide free cataract surgeries to individuals,… Read More


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Determined to Be a Doctor Someday Continues to Pave the Way for Minorities Interested in Health Care

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On June 3, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted a white coat ceremony for more than for 60 high school students from across the Mid-South. The ceremony is the conclusion of a six-month program entitled Determined to be a Doctor Someday (DDS). United States Congressman Steve Cohen delivered the welcoming address. The… Read More


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Belinda Hardy Named Associate Director of the UT-Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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  Belinda Hardy, LCSW, MPA, has been named the associate director of the UT-Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Hardy is a licensed clinical social worker and has been employed at the Boling Center as the chief of social work since 1996. “Belinda brings a wealth of supervisory,… Read More


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department Increases Seat Belt Enforcement During Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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  As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 22 to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement,… Read More


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UTHSC Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth Making Strides in Effort to Help Community’s Youth

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For Altha Stewart, MD, one of the most daunting problems in Memphis has an early start. Dr. Stewart, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth  in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, believes that exposure to trauma and violence in childhood starts a… Read More


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College of Nursing at UTHSC Launches New Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation

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In an effort to advance the practice of nursing and improve community health, the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has launched a new Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation. Led by Sara Day, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and assistant dean in the UTHSC College of Nursing,… Read More


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OT Student Chairs Upcoming Art Show to Benefit Therapy Center Named in Memory of Friend Who Died

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For second-year Occupational Therapy student Shani Henley, an upcoming art show fundraiser at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has a special meaning. The show, May 9, will raise money for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center at UTHSC, a student-run, pro bono, pediatric occupational therapy center founded in 2016 in memory of… Read More