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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


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UTHSC College of Medicine Cares for Well-Being of Students

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Soon after starting her clinical rotations in 2017, third-year College of Medicine student Anh Vo felt something was missing. The clinical work was stressful, she didn’t get to see her classmates, and everything seemed new and unfamiliar. She approached her faculty adviser with an idea — starting an informal group meeting so medical classmates could… Read More


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Physician Assistant Program Raises Profile on Campus, Across the State

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Moving from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions into the College of Medicine was a critical turning point for the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Not only did it help the program increase its visibility to physicians on campus, it did the same with partner hospitals and clinics across the state.… Read More


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UTHSC Celebrates Dedication of Methodist University Hospital Shorb Tower

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, commended partners Methodist University Hospital during a dedication ceremony held December 12 of their nearly completed $275 million Shorb Tower. The dedication was part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s year-long centennial celebration. “Methodist has created an environment of cutting edge patient care, a robust… Read More


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Medical Alumni Show Appreciation Through Multiple Luncheons Across The State

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The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is showing appreciation to College of Medicine faculty and residents across the state. Last month, for the second year, five resident and faculty appreciation lunches were held at UTHSC’s regional partner hospitals in Middle and East Tennessee. Luncheon sites included… Read More


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UTRF 2018 Innovation Awards Celebrate UT Researchers

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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and December 5 at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville. Researchers at UTHSC received patent plaques, startup… Read More