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Tennessee Smiles Oral Health Outreach Initiative at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Screens More Than 400 People in Past 12 Months

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Tennessee Smiles, a grassroots oral health outreach initiative at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is continuing its efforts to provide community dental services and educate adults and children on oral health care. The program, operated through the UTHSC College of Dentistry, provided dental screenings at churches, elementary schools and other organizations in the greater… Read More


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The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Begins Outreach to Strengthen Relationships with Area Law Enforcement Agencies

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The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) is hosting information and training sessions with investigators from local law enforcement agencies as part of a new effort to strengthen relationships with area entities that handle death cases. Detectives from the Bartlett, Collierville and Millington Police Departments are meeting with administrators and staff from the WTRFC today… Read More


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Linda Nichols, PhD, Named a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

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For more than 20 years, Linda Nichols, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has worked to improve the lives of caregivers of older adults. The Gerontological Society of America has recognized her efforts by naming her one of its 2015… Read More


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Virologist Michael Whitt, PhD, of UTHSC Co-authors New Book about Ebola and Other Deadly Viruses

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Advises Vigilance and Rapid Action to Prevent Future Outbreaks like the 2014 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa focused attention on the toll certain emerging viruses can take on the human race. It also showed how ill prepared we are to quickly react to these potentially deadly pathogens that appear… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Receives Patriot Award for Support of Assistant Professor and Naval Reserve Commander

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for its nearly 30 years of support for U.S. Naval Reserve Commander and Assistant Professor Bryan Schmidt, DDS. “People don’t always understand the commitment it takes to support those who are a… Read More


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Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Receives Clinician of Distinction Award from American Society of Transplantation

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation at the recent 2015 American Transplant Congress in Philadelphia. The prestigious award is given to a non-physician clinician who is… Read More


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University Distinguished Professor Michael Carter Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

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The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has selected Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN, DCC, as the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Carter, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received… Read More


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The Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC Receives Three Awards in International Competition

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The Communications and Marketing Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was recognized with three awards in two recent international competitions. The department received a Gold Award for each of its two entries in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards and was a winner for its single entry in the 2015 Communitas Awards… Read More