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Forensic Anthropologist Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, Named Director of West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

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Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, a board-certified forensic anthropologist, has been named director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennesee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Figura received his Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Michigan State University. He earned a Master of… Read More


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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Center of Excellence in Addiction Medicine in the Country

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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Center for Addiction Science was recognized today as the first Center of Excellence In Addiction Medicine by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, not only in Memphis, but across the country. The center provides clinical treatment services… Read More


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UTHSC Thanks its Military Veterans with a Veterans Day Tribute

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“We are free because they are brave,” Lori Gonzalez, PhD, associate vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, said today, during the annual Veterans Day tribute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Faculty, staff and students gathered for the breakfast hosted by the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) in the… Read More


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Nexus White Coat and Tassel Ceremony Provides Hope and Emphasizes Significance of STEM to the Community

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  The Nexus White Coat and Tassel Ceremony was the first of its kind at UTHSC. Ninety-eight sixth graders who attend the Nexus Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy in Memphis received a white coat, UTHSC tassel, and took an oath to give back to the community, to be accepting of others, and to nurture… Read More


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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at UTHSC Hosted 3rd Annual Young Men and Women of Distinction Autumn Ball

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The Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center held its 3rd annual Young Men and Women of Distinction Autumn Ball  Saturday, October 15. Thirty-seven young men and young ladies put on formal attire and danced the night away in celebration of their successes. The attire was provided. This year, 19 boys and… Read More


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Students Screen Record 387 Individuals During Audiology Open House

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Smokey, the University of Tennessee’s mascot, took time to have his hearing screened, along with 387 people — a record number — during a recent audiology open house hosted by the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions. The department, which is located on… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Opens New Clinic in Chattanooga

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Continuing its mission to expand its clinical reach across the state, the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has established a dental clinic in Chattanooga to care for the working poor. The clinic, which opened September 12, is located in the Dodson Avenue Neighborhood Health Center. It is the third… Read More


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UTHSC Works With Community Partners to Combat Domestic Violence

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Former local reporter/anchor Dee Griffin said she thought domestic violence was something that happened to other people, until it happened to her. Griffin, who now lives in Georgia, spoke to an audience of more than 250 people attending the Bridging Troubled Waters community event held Saturday at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The… Read More