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UTHSC Librarian Finds Satisfaction in Helping Students, Faculty

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Tamara Nelson’s job as a senior research and learning services librarian in the UTHSC Health Sciences Library allows her to make a difference in the lives and work of both students and faculty members. “With students, I enjoy feeling like I’m contributing to educating future health professionals,” she said. “With faculty, it’s great to work… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Cupboard Received Donation from Initiates of the Delta Epsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Cupboard received a $1,400 donation in supplies from initiated members of the Alcorn State University Delta Epsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. during their recent Reunion Service Day in Memphis. Initiated members of the Delta Epsilon chapter from across the country raised $1,400 to donate… Read More


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Mind Body Wellness Summit to Be Held at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mind Body Wellness Center in partnership with the Human Resources Office will host a Mind Body Wellness Summit on October 27. The half-day event is free and open to the public. Titled “From Adversity to Resiliency,” the summit will be held at the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Lecture, Discussion on Decreasing Community Violence

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will host the 2022 James H. Horner, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture Friday, October 28. The discussions and presentations by professors, medical professionals, and local leaders will focus on collaborative approaches to decreasing community violence. The event at Hamilton Eye Institute’s Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Altha Stewart Wins 2022 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded the 2022 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health to Altha J. Stewart, MD, senior associate dean for Community Health Engagement and associate professor of psychiatry in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. “It’s truly an honor to receive this prestigious award,” Dr.… Read More


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Craft Named Interim Dean of UTHSC College of Medicine-Knoxville

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Robert M. Craft, MD, has been named the interim dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine in Knoxville. Dr. Craft succeeds Paul J. Hauptman, MD, who served as dean for four years. Dr. Hauptman will become the dean of the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine and chief academic officer… Read More


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Two UTHSC Professors Receive Awards for Inspiring Other Women Physicians

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Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, F-RCP London, and Catherine Womack, MD, FACP, have received the American Medical Women’s Association INSPIRE Award for their accomplishments as exceptional women physicians. The AMWA Leadership Council presents the awards every September to mark Women in Medicine month. According to AMWA, the awards honor women physicians who exemplify the highest values… Read More


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Resilience, Community Support Push Midwifery Student toward Goal after Tragedy

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Allison Doyle looks through a microscope.

Empowering. That is how Alison Doyle describes the care she received from a midwife during her first pregnancy at age 20. “She was really compassionate and caring and encouraged us to read books about childbirth and research all the recommendations she made,” Doyle said. “I wanted everyone to be treated this way.” National Midwifery Week… Read More