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Graduate Student Researchers Working to Unlock Secrets of SARS-CoV-2

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PhD student researcher Mariah Taylor in the RBL

Graduate research assistant Mariah Taylor has had the chance to be in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic research in a way that few at her level have experienced. A student in the Biomedical Sciences program in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, Taylor is working in the UTHSC Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) to help… Read More


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Britt Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced™ Certification

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Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, interim co-director and director of education of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has earned the international Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced™ (CHSE-A™) certification. Britt joins the ranks of only 88 individuals worldwide who have achieved this distinction. Awarded by the… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Achieves National Recognition as Center of Excellence

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The National League for Nursing (NLN) has recognized the high standards of education in the UTHSC College of Nursing by designating the college as an NLN Center of ExcellenceTM in the category of Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development. The designation is for a four-year term: 2021-2025. “This recognition is a reflection of our college’s… Read More


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Rachel Kay Stevens Art Show and Auction Celebrates Five Years

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center will celebrate a milestone on Friday, August 27th as it hosts its fifth-annual Art Show and Auction. For the second year, the auction will be held online with bidding beginning at 8 a.m. The art show serves as the primary fundraiser for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC),… Read More


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Joseph Pierre Awarded $423,292 Grant to Study Hirschsprung Disease in Newborns

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Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received a $423,292 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the pathophysiology of Hirschsprung Disease in newborns. Ankush Gosain, MD,… Read More


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TN-CTSI Awards Pilot Project Funding To Two UTHSC Researchers

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The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. Two UTHSC researchers were each awarded $30,000 for a one-year period. The winners and their projects are: Karen J. Derefinko, associate professor,… Read More


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UTHSC, Omega Ministries Hosting Back-to-School Supply Giveaway August 7

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Back to School supply giveaway August 7, 2021 from 8 am to noon at 3 N. Dunlap

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with Omega Ministries to give away 500 free backpacks filled with school supplies to K-12 students in the Memphis community on Saturday, August 7. The drive-through event will be held on the UTHSC campus from 8 a.m. to noon at the Van Vleet Building, 3 N.… Read More


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R. Barry Dale Named Chair of Physical Therapy for College of Health Professions

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R. Barry Dale, DPT, PhD, MBA, has been named chair of the Department of Physical Therapy for the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He will begin his role July 30. “Dr. Dale brings significant experience to our college,” said Stephen E. Alway, PhD, FACSM, dean of the UTHSC… Read More