Category: Public Service


UTHSC Campus Police Awarded Prestigious Reaccreditation by National Law Enforcement Agency

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Accreditation by CALEA is the gold standard for public safety agencies.  “I am extremely proud of our accomplishment at UTHSC Police on our four-year reaccreditation. I believe it speaks volumes, when… Read More


UTHSC College of Medicine, Shelby County Government Transform Health Care Access with ShelbyCares on 3rd

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Leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and Shelby County government gathered Thursday to mark the opening of ShelbyCares on 3rd, a community health and wellness facility aimed at enhancing access to free health coaching, preventive health screenings, and nutritional support classes for underserved populations in the community. G. Nicholas… Read More


College of Nursing Receives Grant to Improve Emergency Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a $364,502 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow a specialized education outreach to health care professionals in the Mid-South Delta region to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease. The college will work in collaboration with… Read More


College of Medicine Assists in John P. Freeman Future Leaders of STEM Club White Coat Ceremony

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine recently participated in the John P. Freeman Future Leaders of STEM Program White Coat Ceremony. The program is a yearlong initiative to promote accessibility to STEM education for children in grades 3 through 8 at John P. Freeman Optional School in Memphis. With a… Read More


Nursing Magazine Demonstrates College’s Achievements in Expanding Health Care Access

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Nursing Magazine showcases the innovative ways the college has reached into communities across Tennessee and the Mid-South region with new partnerships, new pathways for students, and new rural outreach programs. Going Mobile See how the new UTHSC Nursing Mobile Health Unit has begun to increase access to… Read More


2023 Norfleet Forum to Focus on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

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The 2023 Frank Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health is set for Friday, October 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Held for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, this prestigious health forum will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) in health care and how it… Read More


Pickleball Tournament to Raise Funds for Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club

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The Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting a pickleball tournament to raise money for its local and international outreach. The Lions Club is collaborating with the UTHSC Pickleball Club to put on the mixed doubles tournament Saturday, October 28, starting at 9 a.m., at the UTHSC… Read More


Promoting Health and Literacy: UTHSC’s Pediatric Dental Clinics Provide Free Books for Patients

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When children attend their appointments at the pediatric dental clinics associated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry, they can receive not only care for their teeth, but also enrichment for their minds. Through a program by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation called A Book Just for Me, the clinic is… Read More