College: Medicine


UT Health Science Center’s 2024 Giving Day Surpasses Donor Goal

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s fourth-annual Giving Day April 23 was a success, raising $664,850 and exceeding the goal of 1,000 donors in 24 hours with 1,155 donors from across the country. “We had a banner Giving Day and across the board a record number of donors,” Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, said in… Read More


After Three Decades, Knoxville Researcher Remains Passionate About His Work

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Researcher Jonathan Wall took his PhD exam at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom on December 21, 1994, and started working at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) in Knoxville on January 16, 1995.   “I never went home for the graduation,” he says. “I actually had no idea… Read More


College of Medicine Hosts 2024 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health

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The College of Medicine held the 2024 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health on Friday, April 12. More than 140 individuals attended this year’s forum, which was held at the National Civil Rights Museum.  The Department of Pediatrics was selected to host the forum. Toni Whitaker, MD, FAAP, and Jason A. Yaun, MD, FAAP,… Read More


UT Health Science Center’s Fourth-Annual Giving Day Set for April 23

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Rick Sain, PharmD, served two years as president of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board. He plans to continue to give back to his alma mater by donating during the fourth-annual UT Health Science Center Giving Day on Tuesday, April 23. The 24-hour campaign raises funds to support… Read More


UT Health Science Center Leadership Applauds Appointment of New Executive Director for Statewide Research Innovation Institute

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The announcement in February that researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are part of a $20 million multi-institutional award from the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) to develop new radiopharmaceutical cancer therapies signaled UT Health Science Center’s increasing role in high-profile collaborative research across the state. The appointment Thursday of… Read More


Social Determinants of Health Intensive Teaches Students to Turn Knowledge Into Action

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Patrick Scoggins, a first-year student in the College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program, got a lesson in empathizing with patients during a recent simulation training. He and other students participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation’s “Health in a Box” asthma module, an interactive program allowing participants to discuss social factors… Read More


College of Medicine Hosts Third-Annual Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) Program

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The UT Health Science Center College of Medicine’s Office of Admissions hosted the third-annual Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program in collaboration with Memphis-Shelby County Schools. LEAP aims to introduce underrepresented students from across Memphis who aspire to become physicians to the field of medicine. This year’s program partnered with the district’s College… Read More


Advisory Board Approves Tuition Increase, One Component of Long-Range Budget-Balancing Strategy

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In a special meeting, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board last month unanimously approved a recommendation to be advanced to the UT Board of Trustees for a 2.9 percent across-the-board tuition increase for Fiscal Year 2024-25.  The proposal, which must be approved by the UT Board of Trustees, is part of an overall… Read More