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Cassandra Christiansen Named Director of School-Based Programs and Community Outreach for the College of Dentistry

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Cassandra Christiansen, RDH, MPA, EdD, associate professor and former chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named director of School-Based Programs and Community Outreach, a new position in the College of Dentistry. In this role, Dr. Christiansen, who has been with UTHSC since 1996, is… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Wins Statewide Award

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The Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) will honor a faculty member from the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the 2019 Louise Browning Political Nurse Award this week. Nancy Appling, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, ACNP-BC, who is the lead faculty for the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program (RNFA) in the College… Read More


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UTHSC Working Every Day to Improve Community’s Health, EVC Ken Brown Says

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“We’re concerned about the things that impact this community,” Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, today told members of the Executive Program Class of 2020 for Leadership Memphis. “Our work, every day, beyond education, is the overall health of the… Read More


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Hassan Aziz Receives Membership Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society for Clinical Pathology

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Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACS, MLS(ASCP)cm, associate dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs and interim chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) 2019 Membership Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented… Read More


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UTHSC and University of Memphis Researchers Receive 2019 CORNET Award For Studies on Brain Exploration in Adolescents

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Eraina Schauss, PhD, LPC-MHSP, ACS, director and founder of the Brain Center at the University of Memphis (UofM), and Khyobeni Mozhui, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), are recipients of the 2019 UTHSC/UofM CORNET Award in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research for their… Read More


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Faisal Hussain Featured in Association of Clinical Data Integrity Specialists Blog

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Faisal Hussain, MD, CCDS, CDIP, CCS, a second-year student in the Master of Heath Informatics and Information Management program in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently featured in the official blog for the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS). The organization shares the latest tips, tools and… Read More


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Assistant Surgeon General Visits UTHSC, Advocates Expanded View of Oral Health Profession

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Rear Admiral Timothy Ricks, DMD, MPH, the Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and Assistant Surgeon General, Monday urged students in the UTHSC College of Dentistry to focus on oral health as integral to overall health across the lifespan. “Part of my job is to impress on people the importance of oral health,”… Read More


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UTHSC Participates in YMCA Corporate Games

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The Young Professionals Group recently participated in the 2019 YMCA Corporate Games held September 22-28 at various locations throughout the city. The games promoted friendly competition and healthy living among Mid-South organizations. “We decided to participate in the YMCA Corporate Games because it fit perfectly within the mission and values of YPG to foster an… Read More