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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Professor Writes Second Book on Back-to-Basics Parenting

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In 2013, when Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, wrote her first book about back-to-basics parenting of babies, she queried many publishers before the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) accepted it for publication. That book, “Retro Baby,” was so popular that the AAP asked Dr. Zachry, a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts National Certification Course to Strengthen Services Impacting Retention and Success of Students

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is one of two academic institutions in the country to host the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) Case Management & Intervention Certification Course. The course brought Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) experts, as well as more than 40 care teams and managers, from campuses across the country to… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Successfully Salutes Nursing with 2018 NightinGala

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More than 200 people attended the second-annual NightinGala celebration of nursing hosted by the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on Friday, May 4. Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, was the featured speaker at the gala held at The Great Hall and Conference Center… Read More


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American Heart Association Recognizes UTHSC, Team Captain at 2018 Mid-South Heart Walk

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Charmagyne Akram, a senior administrative services assistant in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has lost many family members to heart disease. She has become a strong supporter of the American Heart Association and an advocate for raising awareness and funding support for research of cardiovascular disease. She was… Read More


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College of Nursing at UTHSC Signs Partnership Agreement with LeMoyne-Owen College and Rhodes College

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has embarked on a unique partnership that will help address the shortage of nursing graduates in the Mid-South. The UTHSC College of Nursing Partnership Enrollment Programs (PEPs) will allow enrolled students at LeMoyne-Owen College and Rhodes College who meet PEP requirements the opportunity… Read More


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UTHSC’s Healthy Living Program Continues to Be a Success for Participants

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Sarah Maxwell, a first- year PhD student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program in the College of Graduate Health Sciences, decided to participate in the Healthy Living Program in order to push herself to make time for her health. It was a decision that the Gladeville, Tennessee native is glad she made. At the end, she… Read More


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Fazili Wins First Prize in Alpha Omega Alpha Nationwide Poetry Contest

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First-year medical student Irtiqa Fazili won first prize in Alpha Omega Alpha’s (AOA) nationwide Pharos poetry award contest for her poem, “Dissection Manual,” a tribute to her medical cadaver. Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society, will publish her work in the summer edition of their literary journal, The Pharos. Across the country, 142… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Graduate 796 Health Care Professionals During Spring Commencement Ceremonies

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The six colleges at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will graduate a total of 796 health care professionals during the Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies taking place May 3 through May 25. UTHSC continues to see an upward trajectory in the number of graduates each year. Preliminary numbers for the Spring 2018 graduating class… Read More