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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Students Host Innovation Showcase

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First-year occupational therapy students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center displayed their own creative takes on therapeutic materials and adaptive equipment during the OT Innovation Showcase today. Students used basic household materials to create products that can be used as therapeutic materials or adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities. Held in the Madison… Read More


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Transplantation of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys To Uninfected Recipients Safe, Should be a Standard of Care

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Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital. The practice, which has been tested in… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Tours Memphis Campus

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Members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board got an up-close look at the Memphis campus this week during their third meeting since the board was established by the state legislature last year. On Monday, the members took a walking tour to see some of the newest additions on campus, including the… Read More


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Outstanding Health Care Providers from UTHSC Named 2019 Health Care Heroes

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A physician-scientist working on cancer treatment and cure and a nurse-advocate advancing nursing practice and community and global health, both from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, were named among winners of the 21st annual Health Care Heroes Awards presented by the Memphis Business Journal Tuesday. Neil Hayes, MD, MS, MPH, Van Vleet Endowed… Read More


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Glen Farr To Retire From UTHSC College of Pharmacy

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Following a distinguished 46-year career of leadership and public service on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Glen Farr, PharmD, has announced plans to retire, effective September 1. Dr. Farr joined UTHSC in 1973 and was one of the first pharmacists in East Tennessee to earn the Doctor… Read More


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College of Medicine To Honor Four Outstanding Alumni August 22

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Four outstanding alumni will be honored during the annual Alumni Awards Dinner August 22, at the Memphis Westin Beale Street. The 2019 honorees are William Mariencheck, MD; Eugene C. Mangiante, Jr., MD; Peter Whitington, MD; and Donald Barker, MD. Dr.  Mariencheck, a former division chief and clinical associate professor of Pulmonary Medicine at UTHSC, has… Read More


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Scott Steinmann, MD, Named Chair of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga

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R. Bruce Shack, MD, dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga, and Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, President & CEO of the Erlanger Health System, announce the appointment of Scott Steinmann, MD, as chair and professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Steinmann will also continue his own high volume complex shoulder and… Read More


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Orpheus Triplett Named Assistant Dean of Community Oral Health and Outreach for UTHSC College of Dentistry

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In 2014, Orpheus Triplett was hired by the College of Dentistry as director of Community Relations and Outreach to foster relationships with organizations throughout the community. In that role, he established relationships with Head Start, Agape Child and Family Services, New Horizon Apartments, Red Door Ministries, daycare centers, and senior citizen and nursing homes, all… Read More