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UTHSC Giving Day 2022 Set for April 26

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its second UTHSC Giving Day on April 26. This 24-hour campaign encourages students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to support the university with financial contributions of any size. The goal of UTHSC Giving Day 2022 is 750 gifts. Donations can be made to support a specific college… Read More


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Nursing Professor To Enter International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

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Professor Sara Day, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing, will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame this year in recognition of the global impact of her nursing research. Dr. Day will join 31 other world-renowned nurse researchers being inducted into the Hall of… Read More


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UTHSC Supports 2022 Mid-South Heart Walk

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a tradition of raising money and awareness for the American Heart Association through the annual Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash. This year,  UTHSC has set a goal to raise $10,000 for the 2022 Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash. Currently, UTHSC has five teams participating… Read More


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UTHSC Physicians Work to Provide Surgical Assistance in Ukraine

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Dr. William Novick, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has operated on children across the globe, including infants in Ukraine.

William Novick, MD, professor of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has operated on children around the globe, as part of his mission to extend health care access to children in need wherever they are. When the war broke out in Ukraine, even though he was on a surgical… Read More


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UTHSC Students, Faculty Serve in Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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Hours before sunrise, people from every corner of the region were quietly standing in line, waiting to see a dentist in the annual Mid-South Mission of Mercy free clinic at Bellevue Baptist Church, April 1-2. Among the hundreds of dentists who volunteer each year are dozens of faculty and students from the University of Tennessee… Read More


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College of Medicine launches LEAP to increase diversity in medical education

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With its new Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine aims to produce a group of more diverse physicians in the future In March, 35 high school students participated in the full-day inaugural event designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in medicine.… Read More


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Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at UTHSC changes name to Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being

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The Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has changed its name to the Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being. Launched in 2015 in the UTHSC College of Medicine, the center aims to raise awareness for better behavioral health services in the community for young people and their families,… Read More


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Chandra Alston Named Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at UTHSC

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Chandra Alston

Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Alston has served as associate vice chancellor of HR since 2013, shortly after taking over as interim director after the previous retired on short notice in 2012. At the time, Dr. Alston was… Read More