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Yaun Elected VP of Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Jason Yaun, MD, FAAP, associate professor in the  Department of Pediatrics in the  College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP). He will serve a two-year term. The organization, which is based… Read More


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UTHSC Ranks 12th in Campus Safety by National Campus Safety Summit

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center ranks No. 12 on the new Safe Campus Top 25 list released by the National Campus Safety Summit, the largest campus safety conference in the nation. Other universities receiving recognition include California State University, Fullerton; Furman University; and the University of Houston. The campus police departments at the… Read More


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McCullers Receives Dream Hero Award from Legacy of Legends Development Corporation

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Jon McCullers, MD, interim senior executive associate dean of Clinical Affairs and chief operating officer for the  College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a 2020 Dream Hero Award recipient by the Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation. The Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation is a… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher’s Career Focused on Reducing Health Disparities in her Hometown

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Shelley White-Means always thought she’d be a CPA. That is, until a friend in college challenged her to dream. “He said, ‘Shelley, do you really want to crunch numbers all day long? What do you really want to do?’ ” she recalled. That got her thinking about her hometown of Memphis and its many problems… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy to Offer Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Beginning December 2020, eligible students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy, will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences was approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in January. Currently,… Read More


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Nursing Professor Edits First Test-Prep Text for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

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The first test preparation text ever published for the national certification exam for neonatal nurse practitioners has entered the textbook market, thanks to the efforts of a nursing professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Assistant Professor Amy Koehn, PhD, MSN, NNP-BC, who coordinates the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program for the UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC Medicine: Finding Tomorrow’s Cures

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The new issue of the College of Medicine Magazine spotlights the growing research enterprise within the college. In this issue you’ll meet the researchers working diligently to improve health and health care for the people of Tennessee including faculty who are improving outcomes for kidney and liver transplants, sickle cell disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.… Read More


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UTHSC/VA Researchers Part of Top 10 Award-Winning Clinical Trial

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A multistate clinical trial that included researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been selected for one of the 2020 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards by the Clinical Research Forum. The SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension)… Read More