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University Photographer Thurman Hobson Retires after 47 Years

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Back in the summer of 1970, fresh from a stint in the Air Force that took him to Greenland, Japan and Korea, Thurman Hobson came to what is now the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The 23-year-old Manassas High School graduate signed on at the university as a photographer’s assistant. Forty-seven years later, Hobson,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ken Brown and Altha Stewart Receive 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards

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Two outstanding leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center won top awards last night at the Memphis Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony. UTHSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, received the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence. Altha Stewart, MD, associate… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Welcomes More Than 170 New Student Doctors During White Coat Ceremony

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) welcomed more than 170 new student health care professionals during its Parents Appreciation Day/White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 11. More than 900 guests were in attendance overall. The day began with a Continental Breakfast in the Schreier Auditorium in the UTHSC… Read More


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TIP Program Aims To Increase Undergrad Student Interest in Health Care Careers

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Since 1986, the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been inspiring students to pursue careers in health care. “Through the TIP program, we aim to prepare Tennessee’s underrepresented college students in professional academic health care programs through exposure to clinical shadowing opportunities, personal and professional development, standardized entrance exam… Read More


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Medical Mission Work a Family Calling for UTHSC Surgeon

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For surgeon Nia Zalamea, medical mission work is a family affair. An assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, she has done medical mission work annually in the Philippines since 1999 with her father, a nurse anesthetist, and mother, a nurse, both of whom were born in that country and… Read More


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HEI Doctors Push Eye Safety as Priority for Solar Eclipse Preparation

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The solar eclipse on August 21 is an exciting event, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t take precautions to protect your eyesight. During a solar eclipse, the moon will partially or fully cover the sun. During this event, the sky will turn darker, causing the pupils to dilate, increasing the amount of… Read More


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$1.3 Million Granted to Helena Parfenova, PhD, to Study Damaging Seizure-Activated Mechanisms in Newborn Brains

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine, was recently granted a $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parfenova is studying the underlying mechanisms and functional consequences of glial cell, or astrocyte, injury caused by seizures in the neonatal… Read More


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Graduate Health Sciences Welcomes Inaugural Class of Summer Interns

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The College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center welcomed its inaugural class of eight students from Harbin Medical University (HMU) in China for the UTHSC Summer Interns Program on Thursday. “This campus is very beautiful and very big,” said one of the interns. “I hope to learn many things… Read More