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Frayser Community Garden’s Greens Tasting Sees Growth in Second Year

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It was an evening of competition, culture, and education at the second Greens Tasting in Frayser, hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Board of Visitors and the Office of Community Health Engagement. The event brought together small business owners, members of the Frayser Community PTSA, and community members to… Read More


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Young Named a Fellow in Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy

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Jarrod Young, MBA, BSE, CHSOS-A, FSSH, operations lead at the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been accepted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Academy as a new Fellow. Young is one of 111 people across 13 countries to be awarded this… Read More


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College of Health Professions Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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What today is the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center started small and has grown over the last half century to encompass four departments and one division across a wide spectrum of health care professions. The college celebrates its 50th anniversary today, November 18, with celebrations in Memphis. The… Read More


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Chancellor Peter Buckley Receives Distinguished Service Membership From Association of American Medical Colleges

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at its recent annual meeting honored Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with the distinguished service membership for his exemplary service to academic medicine, AAMC, and its Council of Deans. According to David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and chief executive officer, Chancellor Buckley has made truly extraordinary… Read More


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First-Generation Students Celebrated at Inaugural First-Gen Day Event

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While many other colleges and universities focus on hardships and deficits when discussing first-generation students, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s first-ever First-Gen Day aimed to celebrate and inspire those students. Institutions across the country take part in National First-Generation Day every year to acknowledge the resilient community of students who were the first… Read More


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Dopico Awarded $2.6 Million for Project to Understand and Treat Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded $2.6 million to Alex M. Dopico, MD, PhD, Van Vleet Chair of Excellence and professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology (PHAST) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, to study cerebrovascular dysfunction that could contribute to alcohol-induced blackouts. Alcohol-induced blackouts… Read More


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UTHSC Alumna Honored for Surviving Cancer, Dedicating Life to Service

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From serving in the military, to receiving a doctorate after having two careers, raising a child as a single mother, beating breast cancer, and dedicating her life to helping others, Rosie Ann Riley, PharmD, embodies courage. An alumna of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Dr. Riley was one of four… Read More


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UTHSC’s Balaji Krishnaiah Named Mayo Clinic Visiting Professor

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Balaji Krishnaiah, MD, associate professor and program director of the neurology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named the Mayo Clinic’s 2022 Burton A. Sandok Visiting Professor of Neurological Education. The Mayo Clinic’s Department of Neurology coordinates the professorship each year to honor one neurology professor from anywhere in the… Read More