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UTHSC College of Nursing Honors Nurse Heroes at 2020 NightinGala Celebration of Nursing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing will honor nurses from three Memphis hospitals, the Shelby County Health Department, and the Tennessee Health Department during its fourth- annual celebration of the nursing profession – the 2020 NightinGala – to be held virtually October 22. Registration is free and open to all at… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jonathan Wall Awarded $385,000 Grant To Study Amyloidosis Treatment Options

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Jonathan Wall, PhD, professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville and director of the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics, has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $385,000 from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health to study new treatments for systemic amyloidosis. “Our… Read More


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Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center to Host Virtual Art Show and Auction

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center will host its fourth annual Art Show and Auction October 23-25. For the first time, the art show and auction will be held online. The art show raises funds for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, the only student-run, pro bono occupational therapy… Read More


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Expert in Robotic Surgery Leads Thoracic Surgery Division at UTHSC

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Thomas Ng, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, came to Memphis earlier this year to build the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Ng was recruited to UTHSC’s College of Medicine by David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, chair of the Department of… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Advance COVID-19 Antibody Knowledge with Paper in Prestigious Biomedical Research Journal

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  Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working with colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have found that some antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are more protective than others, when it comes to reinfection. This information, discovered from the joint study and published online in the Journal… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing to Host 2020 NightinGala Celebration of Nursing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing will hold its annual celebration of the nursing profession, the NightinGala, on October 22. The event, which will be held virtually this year, will be streamed at btsvirtualevents.com/uthscnightingala. “This is an especially important year for nursing,” said Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, dean of the… Read More


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Maday Named 2020 Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Educator of the Year

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It was just a typical class for Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, program director and associate professor in the UTHSC Physician Assistant (PA) Program. He had stepped out of the room briefly to set up a simulation exercise, and when he returned to class, his students had a surprise for him. They had nominated him for the… Read More


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UTHSC’s David Shibata Serves as Expert Panelist for NIH Cancer Think Tank

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David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, a professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected to serve as an expert panelist for the Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer (EO-CRC) Think Tank, which is part of the National Institutes of Health and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the… Read More