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College Spotlight: College of Health Professions’ Educational Agenda Extends Beyond the Classroom

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The College of Health Professions (COHP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is committed to creating educational programs that extend beyond the classroom and into the community. “Students in allied health professions, as in other health care disciplines, recognize that they have responsibilities that go beyond academic instruction,” said Lori Gonzalez, PhD,… Read More


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Student Spotlight: Mariah Kimes Morphs Personal Obstacles Into Health Care Passion

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As a health care professional, helping others overcome illnesses and personal obstacles is an expected behavior. However, when you are the health care professional who can relate to the obstacles being presented, you instantly become part of a special collective. Mariah Kimes, second-year medical laboratory sciences (MLS) student is a shining example of this. Her… Read More


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Student Nick Saites Honored for Exceptional Community Service

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For as long as he can remember, UTHSC student Louis “Nick” Saites has had a love for science, research and public service. Now, he is in a position that marries all three, and he’s being honored for pursuing those passions. Involved in many service-oriented organizations, Saites was recently awarded the 2016 Harold Love Award for… Read More


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Going Public: UTHSC Nurse Takes Helm of Shelby County Health Department

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Last year, the Shelby County Health Department was looking for a director who embodied a passion for public health, a commitment to innovation, a taste for change and well honed leadership skills to do the job. The county got that in January when Alisa Haushalter, DNP, began her new job heading up the agency that… Read More


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The Power of Addiction

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Addiction can be an overwhelming force, and the statistics it produces are daunting and dismaying. A 2012 report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reveals that addiction and risky use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs account for the largest preventable and most costly health problems facing the… Read More


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The Power of Addiction: The Public Service Front

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Continued from … The Power of Addiction: The Research Front On March 18, 2015, the community leaders who constitute the College of Medicine Advisory Board were presented with a plan for an initiative to help reduce the number of children who become embroiled in the juvenile justice system. Seventy percent of children in the system meet… Read More


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Medical Education at the Crossroads

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A committed educational institution is always moving forward. That’s why the UTHSC College of Medicine is constantly adapting, re-evaluating itself and exploring better teaching methods. It turns the lens of research on its own educational programs to make them stronger. It builds new curriculum to leave graduates better prepared to serve the health care needs… Read More


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2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler Draws Record Crowd

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The 2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler to raise money for the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer’s disease research drew the biggest crowd in the race’s three-year history. Founder Jennifer Reed Beavers, PharmD  Candidate, Class of 2015, said 429 people registered for the race that was held on March 21 on the UTHSC campus. The… Read More