College: Nursing


Black Student Association Celebrates Outstanding Students at 2024 Awards Ceremony

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Seven distinguished student leaders from across the colleges at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were honored at the 32nd annual Black Student Association (BSA) Awards Ceremony Friday, February 23, in the Student-Alumni Center. LaTonya Washington, MBA, UT Health Science Center College of Medicine alumna and chief medical officer for Methodist North Hospital, was… Read More


UT Health Science Center ‘State of the University’ Presentation Feb. 21

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his State of the University presentation Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m. CST, on the Memphis campus in the Mooney Library, Room 201.  The theme of the presentation is “Tennessee is Our Campus,” emphasizing UT Health Science Center’s statewide presence and impact.… Read More


Zodiac Clinical Trial Led by UT Health Science Center Professor Likely to Dramatically Impact Stroke Care

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Research findings in a clinical trial led by a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing are likely to dramatically change care and improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute stroke. Principal investigator, Professor Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AG-ACNP-BC, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, FAAN, presented results of the five-year clinical trial… Read More


Veteran Employee Shares Memories of Her Father, Civil Rights Activist Elmore Nickelberry

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Thirty years on the job at UT Health Science Center has not dimmed Toyia Polk’s desire to shine in her profession. A business manager for clinical research in the Office of Research, Polk says her dedication to hard work is part of the legacy left by her father, Elmore Nickelberry, a Memphis hero of the… Read More


Chancellor Buckley Named Among 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s list of the 100 most influential people in Mid-South business for the second time. The Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) editorial team compiles the Power 100 list each year to profile outstanding leaders from sports, education,… Read More


Memphis’ First Lady, UT Health Science Center Nursing Alumna Encourages: “See the Good in Our City”

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Memphis native and University of Tennessee Health Science Center alumna Jamila Smith-Young, DNP, MPH, CPNP-AC, was always involved in the community during her years growing up in the city’s Cherokee neighborhood. “My parents instilled in me and my sibling to give back. Even in church, we were always involved in things community-wise with my pastor.… Read More


Nursing Student’s Experience as Patient Inspires her Journey to Become a CRNA

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One of the major roles a nurse plays is that of a patient advocate. So, it makes sense that Bria Sharp decided to become a nurse after spending her childhood learning to manage her own chronic health condition – sickle cell disease (SCD). “I always knew I wanted to go into health care after my… Read More


UT Health Science Center Building on Momentum and Awareness in 2024, Recognizing Dedicated Partners

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Last year was a time of building for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, told the university’s Advisory Board during its winter meeting Friday. New leaders were recruited, a state-of-the-art-dental building opened, and a five-year strategic plan was adopted. This year, he said, UT Health Science Center will continue building… Read More