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UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Key in Getting Nursing Legislation Passed

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation Tuesday aligning the state’s requirements with national standards for recognizing the role of nurses who practice as first assistants in the operating room. It was a special moment for UTHSC College of Nursing faculty member Nancy Appling, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNOR, CRNFA, who led the push for the legislation.… Read More


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OT Chair Anne Zachry Completes Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School

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Early in her career as an occupational therapist, Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, was involved in treating a 3-year-old patient who sustained a traumatic brain injury that resulted in the child having upper extremity weakness and persistent tremors, making even the most basic daily tasks difficult. Dr. Zachry, now chair of the Occupational Therapy Department in… Read More


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Elizabeth Hall Named Director of Assessment for the UTHSC College of Pharmacy

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Elizabeth Hall, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, has been named director of assessment for the College of Pharmacy by Dawn Havrda, PharmD, interim chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science and associate dean for academic affairs. Starting July 1, Dr. Hall will be responsible for leading and managing the college’s assessment activities and manage… Read More


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UTHSC Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Class of 2019 Achieves 100% First-Time Board Pass Rate

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The UTHSC Nurse Anesthesia Concentration Class of 2019 in the UTHSC College of Nursing achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Certification Exam. The National Certification Exam (NCE), administered by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), is required to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. “It’s quite… Read More


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UTHSC and Community Partners Meet to Reenforce Commitment to Youth Affected by Trauma

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Mental health professionals, juvenile justice officials, educators, social services providers, and community leaders are meeting today at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to cap three years of work by the UTHSC Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth and its partners to educate the community on the effects of trauma and adverse childhood… Read More


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Kara Caruthers of UTHSC Honored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women

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Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant program director and associate professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) program in the UTHSC College of Medicine, was recently honored by the Memphis chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women during the group’s President’s Awards Ceremony. She received the organization’s 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Health.… Read More


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Free Services Worth $75,000 Provided at Third-Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon

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The third-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center gave 24 patients the gift of sight Saturday. This year’s efforts were led by Kourtney Houser, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute, and Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC. Patients from… Read More


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Free Back-to-School Health Fair Set for July 13 at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host the annual Back to School Family Affair Saturday, July 13, offering free medical screenings, services, mental  health resources and information, and immunizations to local students and their families in preparation for the upcoming school year. The event, in its 31st… Read More