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UTHSC’s Ken Brown and Altha Stewart Receive 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards

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Two outstanding leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center won top awards last night at the Memphis Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony. UTHSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, received the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence. Altha Stewart, MD, associate… Read More


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UTHSC Partners with Girls Inc. of Memphis to Teach Computer Skills to Teens

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The Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center partnered with Girls Inc. of Memphis this summer to teach information technology skills to teenage girls. The girls, ages 13 to 14 years old, are part of the Eureka! program, a five-year STEM program at Girl’s Inc. Eureka! is… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Omega Ministries to Host Back to School Health Fair July 15

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For the 29th year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Omega Ministries will join to host the Back to School Family Affair on Saturday, July 15.The event will be held at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, located at 800 Madison Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is free and open to… Read More


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HEI Director James C. Fleming Receives 2017 Outstanding Physician Award from Tennessee Medical Association

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James C. Fleming, MD, FACS, director of the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the 2017 Outstanding Physician Award from the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Fleming is also the Philip M. Lewis Professor of Ophthalmology and former chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the College… Read More


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G.E.M.S. Mentoring Group’s Annual Tea Party Leaves a Lasting Impact on Young Ladies Destined for Success

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Twenty-five young ladies left the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) better prepared for success after participating in the Girls Empowered and Mentored for Success (G.E.M.S.) afternoon tea party. The mentoring group’s third annual event was held on June 24. G.E.M.S. is sponsored by the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at UTHSC. The event… Read More


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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