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Fit & Quit Study at UTHSC Aims to Help Participants Stop Smoking, Maintain Weight

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The Fit & Quit Research Study at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is enrolling men and women from the greater Memphis area who want to stop smoking. The study will also investigate the best methods to maintain weight while they do it. Stopping smoking leads to significant improvements in health. However, most people… Read More


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College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Celebrates Match Day 2018

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Today the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated Match Day with its 155 fourth-year medical students at an event at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Match Day, which is held on the third Friday of March each year, is the day the nation’s medical students find out the location results… Read More


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UTHSC Instrumental in New Wellness & Stress Clinic Bringing Health Care to Oakhaven Church

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“We can have an impact right here, right now,” said David M. Stern, MD, vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, summing up the importance of the new Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis that opened today in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. Located at… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga Named Director of New UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1. The UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease is a collaborative effort among UTHSC, West Cancer Center, UT-Methodist University Hospital and Regional… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Named to Governor’s Task Force on School Safety

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Altha Stewart, MD, a psychiatrist and founding director of the Center for Health In Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to serve on a new state task force on school safety. The 16-member School Safety Working Group had its first meeting in… Read More


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UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter Spreads Message of Compassionate Care

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Robert Ackerman and his therapy dog, Little Man, were among those recognized during this year’s National Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care. Held each February, National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care has grown into a weeklong celebration for Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honorees to display solidarity for the compassionate and humanistic care of… Read More


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Volunteers from Local Institutions Come Together to Open Community Health Clinic at Oakhaven Church

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Volunteers from academic, government, and religious institutions are joining together to launch a new community health and wellness clinic at a church in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. The Healing Center Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis will be located on the campus of The Healing Center Baptist Church, 3885 Tchulahoma Road, the church… Read More


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Two from UTHSC Receive 2018 University of Tennessee President’s Awards

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Two outstanding faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the winners of the 2018 University of Tennessee President’s Awards. The awards are the UT System’s highest honor for faculty and staff. UTHSC’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, and Trevor Sweatman, PhD, were two of the four honored today with the awards. The… Read More