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UTHSC To Participate In Ride To Fight On! September 15

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Fourth-year medical student Peter Ketch got involved The Ride to Fight On! during his first year of medical school, after hearing about the West Cancer Center’s mission. “Professors, older students, and some physicians talked about it a lot and how much fun the event day was, so I had to sign up,” he said. “Each… Read More


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UTHSC Launches #takecare Campaign to Promote Student Emotional Health and Well-Being

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will kick off a new #takecare campaign Wednesday designed to support the physical and emotional health and well-being of its students. The campaign is a key component of a campus-wide initiative launched earlier this year focusing on the mental health and resilience of students. Adopted after consultation and… Read More


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Darrylinn Todd Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at UTHSC

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Darrylinn Todd, EdD, has been named associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In this role, she will provide executive leadership for and oversee several administrative units that provide centralized campus support activities and services to students, including the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid,… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Study Risk Factors and Racial Disparities Related to Post-Stroke Disability

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Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a devastating form of stroke, striking relatively young individuals and carrying a mortality rate of almost 40 percent. About 30 percent of those who do survive will experience severe long-term disability and require skilled care for the remainder of their lives. Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the… Read More


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Four Receive Outstanding College of Medicine Alumni Awards for 2018

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Four UTHSC alumni members were selected to receive 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards from the College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon is part of the College of Medicine Alumni Weekend in September. The honorees are Paul Blaylock, MD, JD; Dennis Higdon, MD; Elijah Dudney, MD; and… Read More


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G. Randall Watts Selected as Fellow For NLM-AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

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G. Randall Watts, MDiv, MS, AHIP, associate director and associate professor in the Health Sciences Library at UTHSC, has been selected as a 2018-2019 Fellow in the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. In this highly competitive program, Watts will be one of 10 Fellows and mentors from academic health sciences libraries across the United States, who… Read More


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UTHSC Had Many Winners in 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center can proudly claim many of the winners of the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards. The annual awards were bestowed Tuesday night during a ceremony at the Holiday Inn University. They celebrate the best in Memphis health care in several categories. Anne Alexandrov, PhD, RN,… Read More


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UTHSC Police Department Increases Impaired Driving Enforcement

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The UTHSC Campus Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign through September 3, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization increasing enforcement as a deterrent to impaired driving… Read More