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Kasser Named Interim Chair of Physical Therapy at UTHSC

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The College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Richard Kasser, PhD, PT, interim chair and program director for the for the Department of Physical Therapy. In addition to this role, Dr. Kasser will continue to serve in his current position as assistant dean for Student Affairs in the… Read More


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UTHSC’s Mukta Panda Uses Life Lessons to Encourage Humanism in Health Care

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Mukta Panda, MD, remembers an important lesson she learned as a resident on her first cardiology rotation. The teacher was not an impressively credentialed professor, but a patient. Because she was not the primary caregiver on the case, Dr. Panda recalls feeling embarrassed that she was not doing more as it progressed. “All I did… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Establishes Committee for Equity and Inclusion

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The UTHSC College of Nursing has established a Committee for Equity and Inclusion to reinforce the college’s ongoing efforts to maintain an equitable and inclusive culture. Initiated by Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, the committee will include members from the college’s faculty, staff, and students. Committee co-chairs are Professor Kate Fouquier, CNM, PhD,… Read More


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Chick-fil-A Opening August 20 in UTHSC Food Court

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Chick-fil-A will open August 20 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Food Court located at 920 Madison Avenue. The opening of Chick-fil-A marks the completion of a series of improvements to the UTHSC Food Court, which celebrated its grand reopening in early 2019. Chick-fil-A is the fifth vendor at the location, joining Coletta’s,… Read More


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Rick Fought Named Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences Library

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Rick Fought, EdD, MLIS, has been promoted to the role of assistant vice chancellor of the UTHSC Health Sciences Library. Dr. Fought previously served as professor and director. “Thank you to the administration at UTHSC for this honor and your unceasing support of the library,” Dr. Fought said. “Thank you also to my colleagues across… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Certificate in Telemedicine Program

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The Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is launching a new Certificate in Telemedicine Program. Beginning in Spring 2021, the nine-credit-hour certificate will be offered online and can be completed within a maximum of four trimesters. The certificate aims to help… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Boasts New Entrance

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Thanks to the generosity of one of UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute’s (HEI) benefactors, the entrance of the comprehensive eye care center on Madison Avenue on the UTHSC campus has a new look. The recently completed project at HEI features a new fountain with water cascading over a backlit logo of the institute. Along with the… Read More


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UTHSC Professor Adebowale Adebiyi Receives $4.5 Million from the NIH For Research into Vascular, Kidney Dysfunction

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Despite a plethora of treatment options, the burdens of cardiovascular and kidney disease still pose significant challenges to public health and the economy. Efforts to reduce cardiovascular and kidney disease include scientific investigations into the mechanisms that underlie alterations in the function of blood vessels. These efforts include the research done in the laboratory of… Read More