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Dustin Fulton, EdD, Named Assistant Dean for Admissions in College of Medicine

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Dustin Fulton, EdD, has been named assistant dean for Admissions in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Fulton has served as interim assistant dean since May 2020. Dr. Fulton most recently served as associate director in Student Affairs and Community Engagement, and previously held… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute Receives $300,000 Grant From Research to Prevent Blindness to Continue Vision Research Initiatives

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded an RPB Challenge Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness  to continue vision research initiatives conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. The $300,00 grant will be distributed over four years. HEI holds one of three RPB Challenge Grants… Read More


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UTHSC Health Sciences Library Faculty Present Research at National Meeting

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Rick Fought, EdD, MLIS, assistant vice chancellor of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, became interested in studying the topic of leadership more than six years ago. Dr. Fought had the opportunity to share his research at the Medical Library Association’s 2020 virtual conference, where he presented his paper… Read More


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UTHSC’s Relative Caregiver Program Grateful for Community Support for Holiday Giveaway

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Relative Caregiver Program received more than $7,750 in monetary donations, as well as numerous toys, for its annual Winter Holiday Giveaway December 19 for the children and teens who are part of the program. The Relative Caregiver program was established in 2001 to support children and teens who… Read More


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UTHSC Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Campus Community

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Shaunah Ritter, DO, an allergy and immunology Fellow at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday morning, as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center began administering it to residents, students on hospital rotations, campus first responders, and faculty who provide inpatient services. “I honestly had trouble sleeping… Read More


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UTHSC Raises More Than $19,000 During 2020 Campus Food Drive

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Just in time for the holidays, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised a total of $19,534 during its 2020 Campus Food Drive. All proceeds raised will benefit the UTHSC Campus Cupboard. This year’s event was sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. “I feel a great sense of pride knowing that… Read More


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UTHSC Participating in Autism Intervention Research Network for Physical Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to participate in the Autism Intervention Research Network for Physical Health (AIR-P), which was recently funded by a $15 million investment over five years by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The purpose of the AIR-P… Read More


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Cynthia Russell Named Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs

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Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN, has been named interim vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs (AFSA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She will begin her new role in early 2021. Dr. Russell previously served as the associate vice chancellor for Faculty Affairs, a role she’s held since 2012. In addition, Dr.… Read More