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Nursing Research: Sepsis Survivors Express Need for Follow-Up Support

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Research led by a faculty member from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing shows that survivors of sepsis feel a need for advocacy and support after discharge from the hospital. And these results have inspired further research into this vulnerable population. “Care during this period is fragmented, without systematic support for… Read More


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Dustin Fulton and Daniel Cox Selected As 2019 Campus Award Winners

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Two outstanding employees were recognized for their dedication and service to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center during the 2019 Campus Awards ceremony Thursday. Daniel Cox, an IT administrator II in the Department of Information Technology Services, won the 2019 Thomas Connell Lichterman Employee of the Year Award. Dustin Fulton, MS, associate director of… Read More


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Harry Sharp Named Professor Emeritus, Honored by College of Dentistry

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Harry Sharp, DDS, was greeted with a standing ovation November 20th as he walked into the student lounge of the UTHSC College of Dentistry. He was also struck by surprise. “I didn’t have a clue,” Dr. Sharp said. “You talk about a shocker; I was not prepared for this.” The applause was to honor Dr.… Read More


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Prescription Drug Drop Box Available for Use on Campus

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Thanks to the efforts of Generation Rx, a pharmacy student organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center dedicated to educating the general public about medication safety,  a prescription drug drop  box is now on campus to properly dispose of unwanted or used medications. It is located in the lobby of the UTHSC Campus… Read More


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Altha Stewart Named Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement in the College of Medicine

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  When the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center sought someone to lead a new initiative to further extend the work of the college into the community, one name rose to the top ­– Altha Stewart, MD. Dr. Stewart holds many titles at UTHSC. The newest… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Passes CALEA® Accreditation

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The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received formal accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). Accreditation by the organization is a highly regarded recognition of public safety excellence. The police department was awarded the recognition during the CALEA® Awards Banquet last week in Covington,… Read More


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Record-Breaking Year for UTHSC, Chancellor Schwab Reports

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UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, summed up the 2018-2019 academic year as a “record-breaking year” for the university. In his 10th-annual State of the University Address on Friday, the chancellor said the university has achieved “national-level” performance in both the education and clinical arenas, citing annual performance metrics with record graduates and revenue. He… Read More


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UTHSC’s College of Nursing DNP Program Produces Largest Number of Nurse Practitioners in Tennessee

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Kristin Fitchpatric remembers exactly when she decided to become a nurse. She was 21, and her mother was in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. The prognosis wasn’t good. “The interactions with the nurses in the hospital went far beyond patient care. They prayed with me, hugged me and loved on me,” she… Read More