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UTHSC To Become Smoke-Free Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is ringing in the new year by joining the more than 1,757 campuses across the country in becoming a smoke-free campus. Effective January 1, 2018, use of, advertising, sale, or free sampling of smoking products on university property, facilities, grounds, and controlled venues will be prohibited, effective 24… Read More


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UTHSC Makes ‘Top Workplaces’ List for Fourth Year

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been named one of the 2017 Top Workplaces in the Greater Memphis area by The Commercial Appeal. It is the fourth consecutive year the university has achieved the designation. The recognition is based solely on employee surveys conducted for the newspaper by Energage, a leading research firm on organizational… Read More


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Investigators at UTHSC Played Key Role in Study Prompting New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center played a significant role in collecting data that resulted in the new guidelines announced last week for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure. The first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade… Read More


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Kimberly Moore Named Administrative Director for Facilities Administration

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Kimberly Moore is the new administrative director for Facilities Administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She will begin in the new role starting Monday, November 27, and will report to Emile J. David, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration. Moore previously served as assistant director for the Office of Accounting and Budget… Read More


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Covington Named Interim Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC

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J. Stansill Covington III, DDS, MS, FRSM (London), has been named interim dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Covington, who previously has been associate dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, is the first alumnus of the college to serve as dean. A respected administrator and educator,… Read More


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Women’s Resource Group Raises $1,200 for Mid-South Food Bank

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The Women’s Resource Group at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised $1,200 toward providing 3600 meals to families in the Mid-South. The funds were raised through donations from the first Women’s Resource Group Holiday Recipe Swap and Tasting Event held recently at the Student-Alumni Center to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. “UTHSC has… Read More


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APhA-ASP To Host Community Health Fair on December 1

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On December 1, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host a community health fair in collaboration with Planned Parenthood and OUT Memphis, an advocacy organization for the LGBTQIA community. The event will take place from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Sexton Community Center, located… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ilana Graetz Honored as Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research

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  Ilana Graetz, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the recipient of the 2017 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award. The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), the leading peer-reviewed journal focusing on issues in managed care, presents… Read More