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M4 Hannah Ashitey Has A Passion for Helping Others

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  Hannah Ashitey has a passion to assist the underserved. When the fourth-year medical student was growing up in Ghana, West Africa, she became involved as a volunteer with several nonprofit organizations. This led her to develop a passion for female reproductive health, and eventually to pursue a career in medicine. Although Ghana has one… Read More


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Request for Proposals – Urban Child Institute Support for UTHSC

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The Urban Child Institute (UCI) is a non-profit chartered to provide support for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UTHSC, and the University of Memphis to promote the health of children in the region through “innovative initiatives focusing primarily on prevention and wellness and associated educational and scientific activities.” UCI typically provides support to UTHSC and other… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Launches Bariatric Surgery Program

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Bariatric surgeon Virginia ‘Jenny’ Weaver, MD, is passionate about helping people struggling with their weight to achieve weight-loss solutions. “To see the changes that happen in a person’s overall health and their life as a result of this surgery and losing weight, I can’t imagine a more rewarding job,” she said. Dr. Weaver, along with… Read More


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Meeting of New UTHSC Advisory Board Canceled

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the inaugural meeting of the new advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which was originally set for January 10 in Nashville, has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Only a bare quorum of four members was available to attend the meeting. Although the… Read More


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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Initial Meeting January 10

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An advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resulting from the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature in 2018 will hold its inaugural meeting in Nashville on January 10, 2019. The meeting will take place in the boardroom at Delta Dental of Tennessee, 240 Venture Circle, beginning at 7 a.m.… Read More


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UTHSC Physician Assistant Program Achieves 100% First-Time Board Pass Rate

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Graduates from the 2018 cohort of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Physician Assistant Program, which included 25 students, earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The UTHSC PA Program was the only program that graduated students in 2018 with a 100% pass rate. Issued by the… Read More


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Students from Physician Assistant Program Raise $500 for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Students from UTHSC’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program recently raised $500 through t-shirt sales for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU). The IMCU is designed for children who have been released from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, but still need specialized nursing care and children who will require extensive discharge preparations before going home. The unit… Read More


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UTHSC’s Helena Parfenova Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study Newborn Seizures

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Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $2.1 million to further study the functions and mechanisms behind neonatal seizures, and to potentially uncover naturally-occurring defensive mechanisms to prevent cerebrovascular disease in newborns. The neonatal brain is vulnerable to compromises… Read More