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Dedicated to a Healthy Community

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Check out the latest issue of the UTHSC College of Nursing magazine. In this issue you’ll discover the many ways the college is dedicated to building a healthy community in the Mid-South; learn about the Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation and how its forging local and global relationships; find out which universities are… Read More


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College of Nursing Introduces New 12-Month BSN Program

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Beginning this fall, the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will transition it’s BSN program into a 12-month program of study. “We are so excited to move toward our 12-month, concept-based curriculum. Faculty, staff, and leadership have been working for well over a year to bring this new innovative program to our… Read More


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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Initial Meeting January 10

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An advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resulting from the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature in 2018 will hold its inaugural meeting in Nashville on January 10, 2019. The meeting will take place in the boardroom at Delta Dental of Tennessee, 240 Venture Circle, beginning at 7 a.m.… Read More


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UTHSC Physician Assistant Program Achieves 100% First-Time Board Pass Rate

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Graduates from the 2018 cohort of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Physician Assistant Program, which included 25 students, earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The UTHSC PA Program was the only program that graduated students in 2018 with a 100% pass rate. Issued by the… Read More


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Lactation Rooms Now Available for Use At UTHSC

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The Offices of Equity and Diversity (OED) and Human Resources (HR) are working collaboratively with the campus administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to address issues related to pregnancy and breastfeeding on campus. As a result, two new private spaces for nursing mothers are now available in OED (920 Madison, Suite 825)… Read More


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Pediatric Acute Care Graduate Brings Awareness to Smoking Cessation

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Jamila Smith-Young graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in microbiology and began her career doing asthma research before interning with the pulmonary unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Eight years later, through a quality improvement project, she is changing the way the pulmonary division interacts with patients whose parents smoke.… Read More


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Students from Physician Assistant Program Raise $500 for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Students from UTHSC’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program recently raised $500 through t-shirt sales for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU). The IMCU is designed for children who have been released from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, but still need specialized nursing care and children who will require extensive discharge preparations before going home. The unit… Read More


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UTHSC’s Helena Parfenova Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Study Newborn Seizures

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Helena Parfenova, PhD, professor of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $2.1 million to further study the functions and mechanisms behind neonatal seizures, and to potentially uncover naturally-occurring defensive mechanisms to prevent cerebrovascular disease in newborns. The neonatal brain is vulnerable to compromises… Read More