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Hooks Policy Papers add detail ‘to why people can’t get ahead’

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Dr. Shelly White-Means of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center presented Workplace Settings and Job Types as Determinants of Health Disparities. “More African Americans are entering the ‘gig market’ to survive, trading traditional jobs for non-standard work,” says White-Means. She cited rideshare companies Uber and Lyft. Temporary and contract employers don’t typically offer health insurance –… Read More


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Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative launched at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative to assist and encourage more small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities to pursue business opportunities with the university. The initiative formalizes efforts underway for some time at UTHSC. It also supports diversity business procedures… Read More


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Millennials ‘pushing past the pain’ of sickle cell

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Sickle cell “warrior” Juveiane Richards lives with the inherited disease that he knows from experience can deliver episodes of pain known as pain crisis. Often, you can find him in the company of caregiver Ashton Davis at Carpenter’s House at 35 West Brooks Rd. Richards and Davis, a published author and college student, were chilling… Read More


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Mildred Muhammad, ex-wife of D.C. sniper and a domestic abuse survivor, set for UTHSC forum

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Domestic abuse survivor Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of D.C. sniper John A. Muhammad, will be the keynote speaker October 28 at “Bridging Troubled Waters,” a free community forum aimed at ending domestic violence, resolving conflicts peacefully and building healthy relationships.


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Moving on Up! Dr. Kimberly Williams Collins

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Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, has been hired by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to serve as counseling psychologist with University Health Services to assist with student and employee mental and behavioral health, and support various programs to enhance the overall campus experience. Most recently assistant director and director of training at… Read More


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LeMoyne-Owen College Panel to Probe Black-on-Black Crime

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Dr. Altha Stewart, the first African-American named president-elect of the 37,000-member American Psychiatric Association, will be among the panelists featured during an upcoming discussion at The LeMoyne-Owen College about “black-on-black” crime. The Black on Black Crime in Memphis Forum is set for 6 p.m. on April 6. It will be held in the Little Theatre… Read More


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High honors bestowed upon UTHSC dean

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Distinct honors were recently awarded to Marie Chisholm-Burns, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at UTHSC. Dr. Chisholm-Burns received the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation at the recent 2015 American Transplant Congress in Philadelphia.


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UTHSC’s Growing Presence on the Pharmaceutical Stage

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With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center preparing to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus it’s easy to see why the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer has such an abiding interest in pharmaceutical safety.