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UTHSC Students, Faculty, and Staff Take A Stand Against Hate

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Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff members signed banners with the words, “hate has no place at UTHSC” and “UTHSC is united against hate.” Thursday’s observance comes after several high-profile hate crimes in the country, including the recent mass shooting at a Jewish synagogue in Pennsylvania.


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$300,000 Grant Helps To Fund UTHSC Research For Cure For Pancreatic Cancer

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A $300,000 grant is aimed at helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer. University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been researching a cure for years, but thanks to this grant from the Kosten Foundation for pancreatic cancer, they are one step closer.


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Burger and steak lovers, heads up! A new study says that tick bites could make you allergic to red meat.

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Dr. Debendra Pattanaik, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, headed up the study. He says a bite from the Lone Star Tick can cause people to become more sensitive to a carbohydrate called alpha-gal.


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Go Baby Go

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On Saturday, July 21, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the second-annual GoBabyGo! Memphis Rodeo. Since January, students in the Physical Therapy Department have partnered with engineering students from the University of Memphis to modify toy ride-in cars for children with mobility issues, which they’ll receive at the event.


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Inside The New State-Of-The-Art CHIPS Building At UTHSC

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Medical Students Get Virtual Reality Training at New UTHSC Building

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A new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation opens this week at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The 45,000 square-foot facility is upgrading education and training for medical students and residents. The building includes virtual reality technology, so students can practice everything from ultrasounds to surgeries. It’s the only one… Read More


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Black Men In White Coats Youth Summit

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A new effort to encourage black men and women to pursue a career in medicine launched in Memphis Saturday. The number of black men working in medicine has dwindled over the past 40 years, according to health leaders. In 2017, 18 African American men enrolled at University of Tennessee Health Science Center compared to 92… Read More


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First-Of-Its-Kind Health Clinic Opens In Oakhaven

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