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UTHSC Stroke Experts Part of Multisite Study Showing Mobile Stroke Units Improve Patient Outcomes

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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit

Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were part of a multisite study that found that early intervention by mobile stroke units (MSUs) improves outcomes for stroke patients. The study results were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. The UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit was a participating site in the trial… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Among Winners of 2021 Lifesavers and Law Enforcement Challenge

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UTHSC Campus Police

The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was among the winners of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office’s 2021 Tennessee Lifesavers and Law Enforcement Challenge. The department won the conference’s Rookie Award, given to organizations that enter the law enforcement challenge for the first time. UTHSC Campus Police also finished third… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Resources Website to Support Health Care Workers Battling COVID-19

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Health care workers are experiencing stress and burnout, after fighting COVID-19 for more than a year and and half.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a resources website designed to help health care workers and first responders take better care of themselves, after spending more than a year and a half on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. The Resources for Health Care Workers website, uthsc.edu/coronavirus/healthcare-workers-resources.php, offers links to… Read More


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Fifth-Annual RKSTC Art Show and Auction a Record Breaker

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center held its fifth-annual Art Show and Auction over the weekend, raising a record-breaking $4,800. The event, which auctioned artwork created by children in the community who receive OT services, as well as pieces by professional artists, raises funds for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC), the only student-run,… Read More


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UTHSC PA Program Gets Spotlight as UT System President Randy Boyd Visits Memphis

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UT System President Randy Boyd meets with UTHSC PA Students.

When UT System President Randy Boyd made a stop at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Wednesday on his “Everywhere you look, UT” tour, he had the opportunity to meet with faculty and students from UTHSC’s Physician Assistant Program. “If you want to be a leader who can serve their team, you have to… Read More


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Teaching and Learning Center Celebrates First Cohort of Teaching Excellence Institute

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The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) held an awards ceremony August 27 via Zoom for the first cohort to complete courses from its Teaching Excellence Institute. The Teaching and Learning Institute is a series of year-long programs for instructors interested in focusing on a specific topic related to teaching and learning. Participants meet monthly beginning… Read More


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UTHSC Physician Assistant Program Focuses on Serving Tennessee

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PA student train in CHIPS. The program had a record number of applicants this year.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the profession of physician assistant as the Number 1 Best Job, Number 1 Best STEM Job, and Number 1 Best Health Care Job in 2021. Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, program director and associate professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, already felt… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dagogo-Jack Writes First Comprehensive Textbook on Prediabetes

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Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, literally wrote the book on prediabetes. After more than 25 years of research into prediabetes and its progressive disease state, diabetes, Dr. Dagogo-Jack has written the first comprehensive textbook on prediabetes. Titled “Prediabetes: A… Read More