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Catherine Womack, MD, Named Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for the UTHSC College of Medicine

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UTHSC College of Medicine Executive Dean Scott Strome, MD, has named Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for the College of Medicine. “The college is fortunate to have someone like Dr. Womack serve as associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions,” Dr. Strome said. “Dr. Womack is truly dedicated to helping students… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Honor Officers During Awards Ceremony

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UTHSC Campus Police recognized and honored several officers today during the Campus Police Awards Ceremony. Four officers were promoted. Daniel Hargrow, Charles Gutelius, and Wesley Nelson were promoted to sergeant, and Sergeant William Gray was promoted to detective. Two security officers, Gloria Otuagoma and Jacoby Woodard, were sworn in. UTHSC Campus Police also presented appreciation… Read More


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UTHSC SafeMed Study Shows Way to Provide Better Care at Lower Cost for People in Greatest Need

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Intensive post-discharge outpatient care for the most high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients after hospital stays can reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and lower overall costs, according to findings of the SafeMed study conducted by a multidisciplinary team from UT Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system. The findings are published in the current issue of… Read More


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UTHSC Alumna Named First Female President of Tennessee Dental Association

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A 1982 graduate of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the first female president of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) in its 152-year history. Terryl A. Propper, DDS, MS, recently assumed leadership of the 2,400-member TDA, a statewide voluntary association that represents the profession and the public it… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Increasing Availability of Dental Care by Expanding Continuing Education Opportunities

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is preparing to increase the number of registered dental hygienists and dental assistants it certifies to perform some restorative or prosthetic functions, including placement of fillings, temporaries for crowns, and making impressions for various fixed and removable dental procedures. The goal is to… Read More


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Christopher Finch Named Chair of Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at UTHSC

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Christopher Finch, PharmD, as chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science for the college. Dr. Finch will begin his new role on July 8. He will… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Key in Getting Nursing Legislation Passed

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation Tuesday aligning the state’s requirements with national standards for recognizing the role of nurses who practice as first assistants in the operating room. It was a special moment for UTHSC College of Nursing faculty member Nancy Appling, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNOR, CRNFA, who led the push for the legislation.… Read More


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OT Chair Anne Zachry Completes Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School

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Early in her career as an occupational therapist, Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, was involved in treating a 3-year-old patient who sustained a traumatic brain injury that resulted in the child having upper extremity weakness and persistent tremors, making even the most basic daily tasks difficult. Dr. Zachry, now chair of the Occupational Therapy Department in… Read More