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UTHSC/UCH Close Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Location

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UTHSC/UCH close COVID-19 testing site Feb. 28, 2022.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and its clinical practice partner, University Clinical Health (UCH), today closed the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at 3 N. Dunlap St. on the UTHSC Memphis campus. The closure reflects the decline in demand for testing. UCH will continue offering COVID-19 testing at its 1068 Cresthaven location, Monday… Read More


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UTHSC Student Discovers, Beats Cancer First Year in Medical School

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Abraham Almatari always knew he wanted to be a doctor. But he had no idea going to medical school would save his life. As a college athlete and rock climber, he wanted to go into orthopedics. But things quickly changed thanks to an ultrasound lab during his first year at UTHSC. “We didn’t have standardized… Read More


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Chancellor’s Inaugural Address Applauds ‘Noble Mission,’ Outlines Work Ahead

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UTHSC Chancellor Peter Buckley delivers his Inaugural Address Tuesday, February 22.

Twenty days into his tenure as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Peter Buckley, MD, Tuesday gave his Inaugural Address, noting that UTHSC has many strengths, including impressive leadership at all levels, momentum in research, a strong statewide academic and clinical presence, and a supportive environment for its faculty, staff,… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $3 Million To Test Health IT Intervention Targeting Disadvantaged Groups

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A UTHSC research team has been awarded $3.2 million from the National Cancer Institute to test the use of health information technology in managing obesity among disadvantaged groups. Karen Johnson MD, MPH, Endowed Professor of Women’s Health and chair of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, is leading a clinical trial to determine whether an existing weight-loss… Read More


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UTHSC Chancellor Emphasizes the Transformative Power of Philanthropic Gifts

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Great academic health care institutions are built on the availability of philanthropy to advance their mission through a sustained combination of support from grateful patients and grateful alumni, proud employees, and community leaders who are inspired by clinical excellence, innovative programs, and research.
Peter Buckley, MD, our new chancellor … Read More


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Chancellor Peter Buckley to Deliver Inaugural Address February 22

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Peter Buckley, MD, the new chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his Inaugural Address via Zoom to faculty, staff, students, the media, and the public on Tuesday, February 22, at 12 p.m. CST. Dr. Buckley, whose first official day at UTHSC was February 7, will share his early vision for… Read More


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UTHSC, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Hold One of Most Diverse Biorepositories in Nation

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Memphis, a city where 64% of the population is Black, now has one of the largest genetic databases of people with African ancestry in the United States. This winter, researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the Regeneron Genetics Center, sequenced the DNA of… Read More


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UTHSC’s Kennard Brown Honored for Outstanding Leadership Locally and Statewide

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UTHSC's Kennard Brown was honored this week by the Tennessee General Assembly for his work on behalf of the university and the community.

Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received statewide and local honors recently for his work to improve the university and the health and well-being of the citizens of Tennessee. Dr. Brown was honored Monday night by the Tennessee Legislature with… Read More