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UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter Spreads Message of Compassionate Care

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Robert Ackerman and his therapy dog, Little Man, were among those recognized during this year’s National Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care. Held each February, National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care has grown into a weeklong celebration for Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honorees to display solidarity for the compassionate and humanistic care of… Read More


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UTHSC Participates in S.A.F.E. Campaign for Second Year

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  For the second year, the Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its fifth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation… Read More


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Dr. Will Ross Speaks on Topic of Social Disparities in Health Care as part of Black History Month at UTHSC

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Will Ross, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and associate dean of diversity at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said he chose a career in medicine because of his upbringing in Memphis. During a presentation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Friday, he shared his experiences of growing up in… Read More


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Relative Caregiver Program Welcomes 100 Caregivers for Hearts of Gold Event

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On February 9, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted its annual Hearts of Gold event. A total of 100 caregivers participated in the event, which was held in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center. The event is designed to promote positive social interaction and to honor… Read More


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Almost 600 Women Attend 2018 Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit

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Almost 600 women gathered earlier this month for the fourth Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit, presented this year by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC). The annual event was conceived to educate African-American women about breast cancer and to encourage preventive measures to promote early detection, which often leads to a cure. The summit was… Read More


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$22,188 Worth of Free Dental Services Provided by the UTHSC College of Dentistry at Give Kids a Smile Day

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently participated in the American Dental Association’s annual Give Kids a Smile Day. Partnering with Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, the College of Dentistry provided 1,105 procedures to more than 80 children valued at $22,188. Give Kids a Smile Day was launched in… Read More


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UTHSC’s Growth Dramatic Under Brown’s Guidance

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Note: This story appears in the January issue of Memphis Medical News. By Judy Otto, Memphis Medical News “I hear it all the time. People say, ‘The Health Science Center is one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets,” complains Dr. Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer at the University… Read More


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Relative Caregiver Program Gives Underserved Families Hope in the Memphis Community

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The well-being of underserved children and their caregivers has always been the focus of the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Established in 2001, the RCP supports children who are being cared for by relatives because their parents are unable to do so. It is a… Read More