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UTHSC Recognizes Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week Through May 7, Hosts Events Throughout May

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is recognizing Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week beginning today through May 7, and is hosting events throughout the month of May to draw attention to the importance of the mental health needs of youth. Formerly Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the name change reflects the desire to prevent… Read More


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Second UTHSC Giving Day Surpasses Donor Goal

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During the second UTHSC Giving Day on Tuesday, April 26, more than 950 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined together to support the exciting work being done by the university. The one-day philanthropic event, which was led by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, encouraged donors to… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Presents Opioid Conference May 2-3

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing is offering its 2nd-Annual Opioid Conference May 2-3. The free conference will provide continuing education credits for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Registration is available at cenow.uthsc.edu. The conference, to be held at the Shelby Farms FedEx Events Center, will feature as its keynote speaker Stephen… Read More


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Administrative Professionals Honored for their Support of the University

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Administrative Professionals Day Wednesday was a way for the university to thank its administrative professionals for the support they give faculty, staff, and students.

RaeMona Crump, an administrative services assistant in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, stood up in front of a roomful of colleagues this morning and proudly said that her 3 1/2 years at UTHSC have been wonderful. “When I pull up at work, I don’t feel like I… Read More


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Increases in HOPE Scholarships, Historic UT Investments Among Those Included in FY 22-23 State Budget

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The Tennessee General Assembly has passed its FY 22-23 budget, which includes funding for student scholarships, salary increases for higher education employees across the state, plus millions in new investments for campuses and institutes within the University of Tennessee System. “We are incredibly thankful for Gov. Bill Lee and our Tennessee General Assembly’s continued leadership… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Brings Inaugural Dental Education Course to East Tennessee

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The EFDA programs of the UTHSC College of Dentistry will help expand access to dental care in East Tennessee.

As part of its effort to expand access to dental care across the state, the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with assistance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will hold its first dental education course in East Tennessee beginning on Monday, April 25. The Expanded Functions for Dental Auxiliary… Read More


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Student Appreciation Day Reignited with a Warm Welcome

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For the first time in two years, students gathered in person for a day dedicated just to them. There was good food, games, giveaways, and music. Thanks to the Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE), students were able to spend a couple of hours unwinding and relaxing, a welcome respite as the end… Read More


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Research by UTHSC Chancellor Buckley Contributes to Landmark Genetic Studies of Schizophrenia Published in Nature

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UTHSC Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD

Research done by Peter F. Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has contributed to two watershed data analyses that begin to clarify the genetic architecture of schizophrenia. Published as two companion papers in the prestigious journal Nature, the papers describe a large, multisite collaboration with researchers from almost 48 institutions… Read More