The 2018 host sponsors are the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which convened the first summit in 2015; Baptist Cancer Center; and West Institute for Cancer Research.
Publisher: The Commercial Appeal
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus is going smoke-free Jan. 1, a move intended to reinforce the school’s mission of promoting good health. The policy is sweeping, covering 55 acres of the medical district campus, including sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to university buildings. Also prohibited is smoking, as well as e-cigarettes, in… Read More
UTHSC is one reason Danny Thomas built St. Jude in Memphis. Today, the medical school and health care training complex employs 4,200 and contributes nearly $2 billion to the annual Memphis economy.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Dean reflects on her childhood and the lessons she learned from her parents which ultimately led to her being the first in her family to graduate from high school, college, and pharmacy school.
Area colleges are having more robust conversations about rape and rolling out new initiatives after several recent alleged off-campus sexual assaults involving University of Memphis students. “Students have asked for access to self-defense courses, and I met with university police to start that planning for those courses,” said Justin Lawhead, dean of students and associate… Read More
In an unmarked warehouse set amid a cluster of nondescript buildings on the south edge of the Medical District, Ken Brown and Harry Kochat slip on hair-net caps and shoe covers before entering pods equipped with special gadgetry and ventilation systems to prevent contamination. These are called “cleanrooms,” but they’re more than just clean. They’re… Read More
Memphis is a vibrant city with diverse people, great attractions, growing industry, and a strong health care sector. Its challenges as a city are the real problems of poverty and crime. With poverty comes many issues of ill health and a disproportionate exposure to substance abuse and addiction. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center… Read More
When you think of a drug addict, who do you see? A criminal who is mentally weak, morally deficient or recklessly irresponsible? Or a child or spouse or friend or neighbor who is physically ill? Dr. David Stern, dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine in Memphis, is trying to get us to see… Read More