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UTHSC College of Medicine Produces Video for Health Care Workers on Procedure for Collecting Nasal Samples for COVID-19 Testing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has produced a training video detailing the proper protocol for collecting nasopharyngeal samples to test for coronavirus infection. The video is intended for distribution to hospitals, clinical care providers, and testing sites as a guide to ensure proper procedure is used at the various sites… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Online Coronavirus Symposium

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More than 1,500 people registered for a two-hour online coronavirus symposium hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today. Leaders from UTHSC’s College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, as well as the Shelby County Health Department, shared the latest information on the development of the virus; its spread globally,… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $2.27 Million for New Breast Cancer Therapy Research

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A research team at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $2.27 million to study a potential next-generation treatment for late-stage breast cancer. Wei Li, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, and Tiffany Seagroves, PhD, professor of Pathology in the UTHSC College… Read More


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UTHSC Plough Center Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions is meeting the need to supply a high-demand item during the coronavirus pandemic – hand sanitizer. Production of the hand sanitizers began this week in the facility in the Medical District. Since the start of the pandemic, hand sanitizer has been… Read More


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UTHSC COVID-19 Test Site Open to Public by Appointment  

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Mid-South Fairgrounds is now open to the public by appointment. Only symptomatic individuals will be tested. Individuals showing symptoms can make an appointment by texting “covid” to 901.203.5526, by visiting the COVID-19 Triage Questionnaire, or by scanning the QR code on the flyer below. They will be forwarded to a… Read More


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Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UTHSC

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Scott Strome, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Ronald Cowan, MD, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He will begin his new role at UTHSC in July. Dr. Cowan has served as a professor in the Department… Read More


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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


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College of Medicine Names New Assistant Deans of Student Affairs

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Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, has named Sara Cross, MD, Deirdre James, MD, and Andrew Olinger, MD, as the new assistant deans of Student Affairs. “I am so fortunate to have three gifted clinicians who want to dedicate part… Read More