College: Health Professions


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$39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation Opens May 11 at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center opens a new chapter in health care education in Tennessee and beyond on May 11, when the ribbon is cut on its new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). The 45,000-square-foot, world-class building at 26 South Dunlap is dedicated to education, research, and professional… Read More


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OT Students Host Second-Annual Art Auction Fund-Raiser for Therapy Center

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For the second consecutive year, Occupational Therapy students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a community art auction to raise funds for the UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, the only pro bono occupational therapy clinic in the area. The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Art Show and Auction is set… Read More


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Physical Therapy Student Inspired by ‘Best Friend’ to Help Seniors

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Charquita Lightfoot’s best friend influenced her to choose a career in physical therapy. “I used to call my grandfather my best friend,” she said. “When my grandfather was in the hospital and I saw how he benefited from inpatient physical therapy, it really drove me to want to be in the profession.” Now, a second-year… Read More


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Martin Awarded American Cochlear Implant Alliance Student Scholarship

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Second-year Audiology student Mary Kate Martin of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of 21 recipients of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance’s Student Scholarship. She will be attending the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., to accept the award. Martin will have the opportunity to present her research at the… Read More


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Richey and Singhal Awarded $1.9 Million To Study Orthosis Effectiveness in Veterans

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Researchers Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Pediatrics, and Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), were recently awarded $1,998,325 to study the effectiveness of a new robotic exoskeletal technology for use by military… Read More


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UTHSC Helps ‘Lost Boy’ Find a Home

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A civil war in Southern Sudan forced Deng Maluk to flee his home in 1987. He was 8 years old and alone. Maluk, now an alumnus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, returned home last year for the first time since he was a boy. After 18 hours on a plane, an overnight… Read More


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UTHSC Adopts Innovative Model for Student Mental Health Services

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When third-year medical student Hannah Ashitey was preparing for a major exam, she turned to the Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI) for help with her studies. Ashitey got more than just academic assistance, and she believes the help made a big difference in her success. “I went to SASSI and was… Read More


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Leilani Collins Retiring from UTHSC

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“Never stop learning.” This is the final message that accomplished medical technologist and educator Leilani “Lani” Collins would like to share with her students as she transitions into retirement. Collins, who has served in her profession for more than four decades, is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the College… Read More