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New UTHSC chancellor ready to immerse in ‘uniqueness’ of Memphis

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Dr. Peter Buckley came to the U.S. in 1992 to round out his medical training with plans to return to Ireland. Thirty years later, he’s poised to succeed Dr. Steve J. Schwab as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) on Feb. 1.


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Biosafety and Breakthrough Infections: Dr. Colleen Jonsson Studies Covid

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Most of us are focused on keeping as far away from the coronavirus as possible, wearing masks, bolstering our immune systems, and certainly not inviting in the front door. But Dr. Colleen Jonsson, director of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and a UTHSC professor of Microbiology,… Read More


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Medical Device Startup Popcheck Forms Advisory Board, Seeks Investment

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Erika Dillard is the founder of local medical device startup Popcheck Technologies, and, for now, she runs it by herself. Awhile back, she was asked a stimulating question by an angel investor. “With you being the only person,” they said, “Who do you have, who has the expertise you don’t?” This got her thinking. With an… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board approves proposal to hold tuition flat for 2023 academic year

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The advisory board to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Wednesday, Jan. 12, decided not to raise tuition for the 2023 academic year for all programs at all campuses, for both in-state and out-of-state students.


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Gov. Bill Lee appoints new members to UT Board of Trustees, campus advisory councils

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Gov. Bill Lee has nominated two people for the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Shanea McKinney of Shelby County and David Watson of Hamilton County will join the UT Board, pending their approval by the Tennessee legislature.


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Esteemed Pediatrician Carolyn Whitney, MD Receives “Top Women in Medicine” Recognition For 2022

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Dr. Carolyn Whitney brings three decades of expertise to her patients and the families of Memphis, Tennessee. Her love and compassion for helping children, are reflected by five-star ratings and patient reviews. For her unwavering dedication to her patients and for exemplary care year after year, the Preferred Network has named Dr. Whitney among the “Top… Read More


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Local doctors urge expecting mothers to get vaccinated

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Dr. Erin Watson, pregnant and working full-time in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital, was an eyewitness to how pregnant women can be affected by COVID. So it is not surprising that Watson, who also practices post-acute care at Regional One Health, has become a fierce advocate for pregnant women to get the vaccine.  


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New Partnership Between Southwest, UTHSC Could Provide Opportunities for Prospective Nursing Students

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Shelby County Schools (SCS) partnered with Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) to launch the Medical District High School (MDHS) in fall 2021. Located on Southwest’s Union Avenue campus, the school offers courses that give students the chance earn an associate degree in general studies, allied health, or information technology, along with their high school diploma.… Read More