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Chancellor Schwab Says UTHSC Has Stood Strong in Face of Pandemic

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In his 2019-2020 State of the University Address, Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, Monday said the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is “weathering COVID in a lean, but strong fashion.” Speaking via Zoom in his 11th-annual State of the University Address, the chancellor said the university has “maintained our budget, maintained our workforce, and… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Pre-Health Scholars Program

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This fall, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE) is launching the Pre-Health Scholars Program, aimed at increasing diversity in health professions by working with underrepresented students who have an interest in a professional career in health care. “We are excited to launch this program, as it… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Opens Dual Pediatric DNP Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing is opening a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a dual pediatric concentration to ensure continuity of care for children. The college has opened applications for a dual concentration in Pediatric Acute Care and Pediatric Primary Care in its DNP program, a terminal degree… Read More


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UTHSC, Regional One Health Partner on Post-COVID-19 Clinic

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health have established a post-COVID-19 clinic to provide specialized outpatient follow-up care to individuals who have tested positive for the virus and may be experiencing long-term symptoms after recovery. The clinic will also be available to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are… Read More


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New Dental Building at UTHSC to be Named for Delta Dental of Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a request from UT Health Science Center to name the new dental building under construction on the Memphis campus, the Delta Dental of Tennessee Building. During its fall meeting, which was held virtually, the board also approved naming the entire grounds of the College of Dentistry, located… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski Receives $100,000 Breast Cancer Research Grant From The Mary Kay Foundation

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Liza Makowski, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology and a research member of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of 10 recipients of $100,000 grants from The Mary Kay Foundation to continue her research into triple negative breast cancer. The cancer research… Read More


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Nursing Magazine: Legacy of Leadership

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The latest issue of the UTHSC College of Nursing Magazine celebrates the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and focuses on the legacy of leadership of its alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Stories in this issue highlight the urgency of nurses to lead during the COVID-19 crisis, volunteerism in the community at the start… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Identify Three Drugs As Possible Therapeutics for COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at the University of New Mexico have identified three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Based on virtual and in vitro antiviral screening that began in the earlier months of… Read More