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UTHSC Physicians Work to Provide Surgical Assistance in Ukraine

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Dr. William Novick, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has operated on children across the globe, including infants in Ukraine.

William Novick, MD, professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has operated on children around the globe, as part of his mission to extend health care access to children in need wherever they are. When the war broke out in Ukraine, even though he was on a surgical… Read More


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College of Medicine launches LEAP to increase diversity in medical education

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With its new Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine aims to produce a group of more diverse physicians in the future In March, 35 high school students participated in the full-day inaugural event designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in medicine.… Read More


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Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at UTHSC changes name to Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being

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The Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has changed its name to the Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being. Launched in 2015 in the UTHSC College of Medicine, the center aims to raise awareness for better behavioral health services in the community for young people and their families,… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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Women’s History Month Luncheon Pays Tribute to Female Members of UTHSC Campus Police

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From left, Lieutenant Celia Tisby, Vice Chancellor for Human Relations Chandra Alston, EdD, and Officer Veronica Jones were at the Women's History Lunch on Tuesday. Each guest received a yellow rose.

“Know your worth, step into your power, know your grace, and bring other women along.” That was the message Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, presented Tuesday at the 2022 Women’s History Month Luncheon on the Memphis campus. The luncheon in the library of the… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Ranked No. 26 for Primary Care By U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine is ranked No. 26 for primary care in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Grad Schools Ranking. Out of 124 institutions ranked by the publication, UTHSC’s College of Medicine tied for No. 26 with East Carolina University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the… Read More


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Match Day 2022 Returns to Campus

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  During Match Day 2022, 166 medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center learned where they will spend the next three to seven years as resident physicians. Of those, 43% will be attending Tennessee-based residencies. Students gathered on the UTHSC campus in the Nash and Mooney buildings to celebrate their career placements… Read More


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Medical Student Plans to Fulfill Passion to Serve Through Health Professions Scholarship Program

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First-year medical student Hayden Hall stood in the breezy courtyard of UT Health Science Center’s Historic Quadrangle at noon Friday to be commissioned into the Air Force as part of the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). He was surrounded by a small group of classmates, several of whom are also members of the Health Professions… Read More