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UTHSC Expands Accelerated Nursing Program, As Americans Rate Nursing as Most Trusted Profession for 19th Year

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For 19 years in a row, Americans have ranked nurses as the most ethical and honest profession, according to the 2020 Gallup Poll. “This is especially noteworthy as the poll took place during the COVID-19 pandemic – an unprecedented experience in our lifetimes – but it is not surprising,” said Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Griffith Receives 2021 Pioneer in Basic Science Award

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When Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, looks at the inner ear, he sees what he describes as “an engineering marvel.” Just think about it, he says, the inner ear is intricately designed to process sound, which can travel faster than the speed of nerve cell signaling in our body. Yet, when he began his research career… Read More


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UTHSC’s White-Means Receives $298,368 Grant To Study Poverty-Health Connection in Primary Care Delivery

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Shelley White-Means, PhD, a professor of health economics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal investigator of a $298,368 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to examine whether health outcomes for low-income individuals will improve if primary care delivery focuses not only on physical and mental health, but also… Read More


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UTHSC, West Tennessee Healthcare Collaboration in Telemed Research Seeks Insights into Rural Patient Experience

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing and West Tennessee Healthcare are collaborating on a study to better understand access to health care since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic for older, rural patients living with heart failure. Problems with health care access have been a side effect of the pandemic, and… Read More


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College of Medicine Inducts Inaugural Class of Academy of Master Educators

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has inducted its inaugural class to the Academy of Master Educators. The academy recognizes and celebrates contributions to education by dedicated physicians and other medical educators. The academy, which was formed in 2019, is being led by Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP, assistant dean for… Read More


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Pfeffer Dedicates More Than 30 Years to Glioblastoma Research

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Finding better treatment options for glioblastoma is personal for Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, the Muirhead Professor in the Department of Pathology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He became interested in the brain cancer, when a friend and former colleague passed away suddenly from the disease. Since then, he… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Approves Proposal to Hold Tuition Steady for 2022 Academic Year

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No tuition increases are currently planned for the 2022 academic year at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, according to a recommendation made Wednesday by Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, to the UTHSC Advisory Board. In its first meeting of the year, held virtually via Zoom, the board approved the university’s tuition recommendation, which will… Read More


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UTHSC’s Professor Chester Brown Named to List of Inspiring Black Scientists

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Chester Brown, MD, PhD, St. Jude Chair of Excellence in Genetics at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, is listed among “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America,” by the journal, Cell Mentor, which is affiliated with Cell Press. Dr. Brown is also a UTHSC professor of Pediatrics, professor of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, and Genetics… Read More