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UTHSC College of Medicine Named Among ’10 to Watch’ in 2017 by Greater Memphis Chamber

The College of Medicine at UTHSC was recognized by the Greater Memphis Chamber among the “10 to Watch” in 2017. From left, David Stern, MD, is pictured with Andrei Alexandrov, MD, who spearheads the Mobile Stroke Unit; Altha Stewart, MD, director of the Center for Health in Justice Involve Youth; Daniel Sumrok, MD, director of the Center for Addiction Science; and David Shibata, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery.

For David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a primary goal is “to see the university become essential to the fabric of health and wellness in our community.” Since he joined UTHSC five years ago, the College… Read More

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Forensic Anthropologist Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, Named Director of West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

Dr. Benjamin Figura has a strong background in mass fatality and disaster response. He is the new director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center.

Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, a board-certified forensic anthropologist, has been named director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennesee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Figura received his Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Michigan State… Read More

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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Center of Excellence in Addiction Medicine in the Country

Dr. Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has decades of knowledge in treating the devastating consequences of substance use and abuse.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science was recognized today as the first Center of Excellence In Addiction Medicine by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, not only in Memphis, but across the country. The… Read More

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UTHSC Thanks its Military Veterans with a Veterans Day Tribute

UTHSC recognized its veterans today with a breakfast tribute.

“We are free because they are brave,” Lori Gonzalez, PhD, associate vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, said today, during the annual Veterans Day tribute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Faculty, staff and students gathered for the breakfast hosted by the Office of Equity… Read More

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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at UTHSC Hosted 3rd Annual Young Men and Women of Distinction Autumn Ball

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The Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center held its 3rd annual Young Men and Women of Distinction Autumn Ball  Saturday, October 15. Thirty-seven young men and young ladies put on formal attire and danced the night away in celebration of their successes. The attire was provided.… Read More

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Students Screen Record 387 Individuals During Audiology Open House

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Smokey, the University of Tennessee’s mascot, took time to have his hearing screened, along with 387 people — a record number — during a recent audiology open house hosted by the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions. The… Read More

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UTHSC Works With Community Partners to Combat Domestic Violence

"You can get out,' former local anchor/reporter and domestic violence survivor said at Saturday's Bridging Troubled Waters community event.

Former local reporter/anchor Dee Griffin said she thought domestic violence was something that happened to other people, until it happened to her. Griffin, who now lives in Georgia, spoke to an audience of more than 250 people attending the Bridging Troubled Waters community event held Saturday at the University of… Read More