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College of Medicine Students Raise Funds to Help Cover Costs of Cancer Treatments for Incoming Classmate

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Students in the UTHSC College of Medicine Class of 2021 and 2022 recently wrapped up a T-shirt fundraiser to benefit an incoming classmate diagnosed with cancer. Josiah Brandt was set to begin medical school in the fall of 2018. Months before starting at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he traveled the… Read More


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College of Nursing to Host Annual Alumni Weekend May 3-4

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing will host its annual Alumni Weekend May 3-4. The weekend begins with the Nursing Alumni Awards luncheon on May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, Sara’s Place, 750 Cherry Road. The cost is $40 per person. Awards will be given to… Read More


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Nina Sublette Goes to Washington D.C. To Discuss HIV-Related Changes To Medicare Part D

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The city of Memphis ranks sixth in the country for the highest number of HIV cases. If proposed changes to Medicare Part D are approved, one of the most significant changes that would take effect would be the removal of protected class status of medications used to treat HIV, meaning that patients may not receive… Read More


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College of Dentistry American Student Dental Association Chapter Receives Multiple Awards at National Conference

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The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently took home four honors, the most awarded to a student chapter, at the national ASDA Annual Session Gold Crown Awards. The four awards followed three other honors presented to the UTHSC ASDA chapter at… Read More


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Michael Wiggins Named President Of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital announced today that Michael Wiggins, MBA, FACHE, will become its next president. He will begin his tenure April 8, 2019. Wiggins comes to Le Bonheur from Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas, where he served as senior vice president of Clinical Operations and the Northern Market and administrator of the Children’s Medical… Read More


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Former Public Health Tech Finds World of Options in Dentistry

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After she graduated from high school, Marie Alston went on to serve her country as a public health technician in the United States Air Force. She educated the community on communicable diseases and food safety. “I enjoyed working in the health care profession when I was in the Air Force,” Alston said. “Interacting and sharing… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, Awarded $2 Million to Design Novel Tools and Medications for Prostate Cancer Patients

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Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine-Hematology and adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Urology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded over $2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop novel tools and next generation drugs designed to treat… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to Expand Heart Institute

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will expand its Heart Institute with a two-story, $37.6 million addition. This expansion will add 19 additional beds to the Heart Institute to create a 31-bed dedicated Cardiovascular Unit. The hospital will expand west to the corner of Poplar Avenue and Dunlap Street. “We are proud of the Heart Institute’s growth.… Read More