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New $39.7 million facility opens at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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A new chapter in health care education in Tennessee began Friday when the $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation opened at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. The center will allow students from the six colleges at UTHSC — dentistry, graduate health sciences, health professions, nursing, medicine and pharmacy… Read More


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For patients with disabilities, dental treatment presents extra challenges

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Disability advocate Jean-Marie Lawrence was born with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, a category of rare, inherited neuromuscular diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness and wasting. As a result, she’s must use a wheelchair. Lawrence works full time at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, serves on the Council on Developmental Disability, and aside from an assistant… Read More


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Soddy-Daisy woman survived Spanish flu pandemic of 1918

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Hospitalizations and deaths, particularly in children, seniors and people with chronic conditions, have been the highest in recent years from influenza; experts including Amber Smith, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UTHSC who studies infectious disease, shares insight into why “flu knows no name.”


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Cooper: Erlanger-UT agreement is needed

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We can’t see Kevin Spiegel’s bottom line, and he’s not showing it, but it seems inconceivable that an equitable way cannot be worked out that would allow Erlanger Health System to continue its relationship with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.


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Erlanger-UT continue ironing out disputes

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In the months-long dispute between Erlanger Health System and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, a local hospital urged Erlanger’s board of trustees to continue allowing doctors to do some of their training at other area hospitals. The practice has surfaced as one of the issues between Erlanger and the university following a… Read More


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Erlanger, UT debate remains unresolved

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The chairman of Erlanger Health System’s board of trustees said he is confident the hospital can resolve its conflict with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine over how its teaching program operates. Control over the physician training program at Erlanger Health System appears to be at the heart of a simmering dispute between the… Read More


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Erlanger acquires Murphy Medical Center in North Carolina

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During his dean’s report, Dr. Bruce Shack, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, addressed a resolution passed in the previous monthly board meeting that directed Erlanger to review and enforce the terms of the hospital’s affiliation agreement with the University of Tennessee and its Health Sciences Center. “As all the… Read More


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Initiative could expand addiction medicine training

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Tennessee leads most states in taking hard hits from the opioid epidemic, but if Dr. David Stern gets his way, the state also will lead the charge in combating the crisis. As vice chancellor for health affairs for statewide initiatives at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Stern is proposing adding standardized… Read More