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Mentoring Program for Boys at UTHSC Aims to Build Greatness; Luncheon Honors Participants

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Deborah Moore said she’s seen her grandson, Ryan Maxwell, 17, come out of his shell since he started participating in the mentoring program for boys sponsored by the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). “The program has brought a lot out of Ryan,” said Moore, who is… Read More


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College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns of UTHSC Receives 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Giving Back Award

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, FAST, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy, which has distance campuses in Nashville and Knoxville, received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Strategic Planning Session to Discuss Ways to Improve Local Juvenile Justice System

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Altha Stewart, MD, director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at UTHSC, hosted a two-day strategic planning session for local leaders and juvenile justice professionals aimed at improving services for young people in the Shelby County justice system. The conference addressed the… Read More


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College of Dentistry to Present Lessons in a Lunchbox Oral Health Literacy Program on February 23

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Faculty, students, and staff of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will bring Lessons in a Lunchbox: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks™, an oral health literacy program developed around a lunch box, to students at Bruce Elementary School on Thursday, February 23. More than 170 students… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Announces Participation in Statewide S.A.F.E. Campaign

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    For the first time, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events,… Read More


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Michelle Martin, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research at UTHSC

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Michelle Martin, PhD, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to make a difference in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with cancer. As the director of UTHSC’s new Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change, she plans to partner with local grassroots… Read More


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UTHSC Students and Faculty Join Volunteers Bringing Free Dental Services to the Underserved During Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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For the second year, students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are participating in the Mid-South Mission of Mercy, a two-day free dental clinic for the underserved in Memphis and the Mid-South. It is taking place today and Saturday at Bellevue Baptist Church. The idea for the community service event… Read More


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Committed to Community Health, UTHSC Co-Sponsors LIVE! Breast Cancer Summit for Third Year

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As part of its commitment to improving community health, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was a key sponsor of the 2017 LIVE! breast cancer summit for African-American women on Saturday. This year’s event, also sponsored by West Cancer Center and Baptist Cancer Center and presented by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium, brought… Read More