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UTHSC Student Discovers, Beats Cancer First Year in Medical School

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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

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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

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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


UTHSC Advisory Board Votes on Tuition Recommendation at January Meeting

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The UTHSC Advisory Board met Thursday afternoon at the Student-Alumni Center. Top on the agenda included action items on the Strategic Plan and a Tuition Proposal Recommendation. Lori Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, presented revision updates to the Strategic Plan and schedule, based on recommendations from the board meeting from… Read More


Graduate Health Sciences Student Group Increasing Sense of Community Among International Students

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A student group in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at UTHSC is aiming to help international students better adjust to their new life in Memphis. The International Students Association (ISA) has been active at UTHSC for several years, but has recently increased efforts to promote a friendly environment among students from diverse cultures. “There… Read More


UTHSC SafeMed Study Shows Way to Provide Better Care at Lower Cost for People in Greatest Need

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Intensive post-discharge outpatient care for the most high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients after hospital stays can reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and lower overall costs, according to findings of the SafeMed study conducted by a multidisciplinary team from UT Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system. The findings are published in the current issue of… Read More


Kara Caruthers of UTHSC Honored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women

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Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant program director and associate professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) program in the UTHSC College of Medicine, was recently honored by the Memphis chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women during the group’s President’s Awards Ceremony. She received the organization’s 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Health.… Read More


UTHSC Among Top 3 Companies to Raise Most Donations for AHA Mid-South Heart Walk

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was among the top three companies to raise the most donations for this year’s American Heart Association 2019 Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash held Saturday, April 27 at AutoZone Park. Through 369 donations, UTHSC raised $13,702. UTHSC had a total of 13 teams to participate led… Read More