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Memphis Tacos Brings Authentic Mexican Cuisine to UTHSC Campus


Claudia Cogswell is bringing Mexico to Memphis with her new restaurant in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s food court. Memphis Tacos is now open in the Madison Plaza Food Court, offering an authentic taste of Mexico to students, faculty, staff, and the rest of the Medical District community. It is one of three… Read More

UTHSC College of Medicine Strengthens Collaboration with Zambian Medical University


Representatives from Levy Mwanawasa Medical University in Zambia spent last week at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as part of a partnership the two institutions forged in 2020. Beyond enjoying barbecue and basketball, the visitors met and shared ideas with university administrators, faculty, residents, and students to strengthen ties for future collaborations that… Read More

Student Appreciation Day Reignited with a Warm Welcome


For the first time in two years, students gathered in person for a day dedicated just to them. There was good food, games, giveaways, and music. Thanks to the Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE), students were able to spend a couple of hours unwinding and relaxing, a welcome respite as the end… Read More

Chandra Alston Named Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at UTHSC

Chandra Alston

Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Alston has served as associate vice chancellor of HR since 2013, shortly after taking over as interim director after the previous retired on short notice in 2012. At the time, Dr. Alston was… Read More

Mambo Italiano Restaurant Opens in Madison Plaza Food Court


Mambo Italiano is the latest addition to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Food Court in the Madison Plaza Building on the Memphis campus. It is the restaurant’s first location in Memphis and joins Chick-Fil-A, Pimentos, Soi No. 9, and Starbucks in the food court. The eatery serves pizza by the slice and personal… Read More

UTHSC Student Discovers, Beats Cancer First Year in Medical School


Abraham Almatari always knew he wanted to be a doctor. But he had no idea going to medical school would save his life. As a college athlete and rock climber, he wanted to go into orthopedics. But things quickly changed thanks to an ultrasound lab during his first year at UTHSC. “We didn’t have standardized… Read More

Journey from MD to Nurse Practitioner Culminates at UTHSC College of Nursing

practitioner, she feels her life's journey has brought her to her work caring for children.

When Filipina “Pin” Cevallos Schnabel was a teenager, a jellyfish bite triggered mastocytosis – an illness involving the mast cells – which introduced her to the health care world as a regular visitor to emergency rooms in her home country of the Philippines. Mast cells are involved in allergic reactions, and Dr. Schnabel suffers from… Read More

UTHSC Establishes On-Campus Lab to Analyze COVID-19 Tests


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has opened a lab on campus to analyze COVID-19 test samples to help speed up diagnoses in the community. By next week, the lab in the Department of Pathology on the fifth floor of the 930 Madison Plaza Building is expected to be able to analyze up to 1,500 tests per day with a same-day, or at most… Read More