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College of Medicine Names New Assistant Deans of Student Affairs

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Catherine Womack, MD, associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, has named Sara Cross, MD, Deirdre James, MD, and Andrew Olinger, MD, as the new assistant deans of Student Affairs. “I am so fortunate to have three gifted clinicians who want to dedicate part… Read More


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UTHSC-Led Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19 Expected to Test More than 150 by End of Day

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  More than 50 people were tested for COVID-19 in the first days of operation for the drive-thru testing site established at the Mid-South Fairgrounds by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in conjunction with the Shelby County Health Department and the City of Memphis. The site, which opened Friday, is expected to have taken samples from up to 150 people by the… Read More


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UTHSC, Shelby County Health Department, and City of Memphis Begin Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, working with the Shelby County Health Department and the City of Memphis, today began drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at Tiger Lane at the Memphis Fairgrounds. Testing will be done in a series of tents set up at the Fairgrounds, and it is hoped, at other community sites in the… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Coronavirus Online Symposium

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As part of the university’s ongoing efforts to share vital coronavirus information and resources for our communities, UTHSC is hosting a free Coronavirus Online Symposium on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “It is important during this global pandemic that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center provides up to date and important… Read More


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UTHSC’s Coronavirus Disease Information and Resources Website Now Available in Spanish

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UTHSC’s Coronavirus Disease Information and Resources website is now available in Spanish. As Tennessee’s public academic medical institution, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is committed to providing information to the communities we serve about important topics such as the emergence of the novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) and the… Read More


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UTHSC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Collaborate On Cancer Drug Discovery and Development Research

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will conduct collaborative research with the goal of developing better cancer treatments. Cancer stem cells are inherently resistant to radiation and chemotherapy and are responsible for the majority of cancer relapse cases. The team’s objective… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute To Host Vision 2020 Symposium October 9-10

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) will host a continuing medical education symposium called Vision 2020 at HEI Friday,October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The symposium is the first major event under the leadership of Penny Asbell, MD, FACS, MBA, FARVO, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of… Read More


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UTHSC Site of Third Mural in UT System’s Statewide Awareness Campaign

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Soon, everyone who passes the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Dunlap Street will see UTHSC’s pride in being part of the UT System displayed in 35-foot bright orange and white letters. UTHSC will be the site of the third mural in the UT System’s “Everywhere You Look,… Read More