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Graduate Health Sciences Welcomes Inaugural Class of Summer Interns

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The College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center welcomed its inaugural class of eight students from Harbin Medical University (HMU) in China for the UTHSC Summer Interns Program on Thursday. “This campus is very beautiful and very big,” said one of the interns. “I hope to learn many things… Read More


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David M. Stern, MD, New UTHSC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives

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After a highly successful six years as Robert J. Kaplan Executive Dean and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, David M. Stern, MD, has been named vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives, a new position at UTHSC. Dr. Stern began his new role today. Dr. Stern’s… Read More


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UTHSC Partners with Girls Inc. of Memphis to Teach Computer Skills to Teens

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The Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center partnered with Girls Inc. of Memphis this summer to teach information technology skills to teenage girls. The girls, ages 13 to 14 years old, are part of the Eureka! program, a five-year STEM program at Girl’s Inc. Eureka! is… Read More


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Dale Granted $3.9 Million to Develop Universal Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infection Vaccine

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James B. Dale, MD, Gene H. Stollerman Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), recently received a $3,942,923 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for his project titled “Structure-Based… Read More


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UTHSC’s New Registered Nurse First Assistant Program Only One in Tennessee

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A new Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the first in Tennessee, and one of only a few nationally. The new program will prepare nurses with the skills needed to provide evidence-based care to surgical patients before, during, and after… Read More


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Coleman Named Chair and Professor of Nursing’s Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing has announced the appointment of Christopher Lance Coleman, PhD, MS, MPH, FAAN, as the chair and professor of the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. It was the College of Nursing’s rich history of implementing innovative and progressive educational initiatives that attracted Dr.… Read More


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New Health Initiative for UTHSC Facilities and Administrative Employees a Lifesaver

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Jeanetta Dixon believes a new health initiative for some employees at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center saved her life. Dixon, 59, a custodial foreman, found out she has diabetes, thanks to a free biometric screening offered to all facilities and administrative employees through University Health Services. She is now getting treatment, working to… Read More


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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Omega Ministries to Host Back to School Health Fair July 15

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For the 29th year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Omega Ministries will join to host the Back to School Family Affair on Saturday, July 15.The event will be held at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, located at 800 Madison Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is free and open to… Read More