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Renovation of UTHSC Historic Quadrangle Provides Stately Focal Point for Memphis Campus

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The newly renovated Historic Quadrangle on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Memphis campus stands on a foundation of more than bricks and mortar. It stands on the vision and perseverance of UTHSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE. Dr. Brown, who has been at UTHSC more… Read More


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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Successfully Navigates Changes and Pandemic Challenges

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For 20 years, the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has provided support and services to children who are being cared for by a grandmother, aunt, uncle, or other extended family members because their parents are not able to raise them. While the pandemic has been challenging,… Read More


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UTHSC, UAB Collaborate on $2.39 Million Research Network

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center have received a $2.39 million grant to create the Emotional Well-being and Economic Burden Research Network (EMOT-ECON). The award is from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the National Institutes of… Read More


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For Second Time, UTHSC’s Kennard Brown Named Among Memphis Business Journal’s 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named to the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business for the second time. In 2019, Dr. Brown was named to the MBJ’s inaugural class. Dr. Brown… Read More


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Andrew Kerwin, MD, New Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at UTHSC

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If Andrew Kerwin, MD, FACS, DABS, experiences déjà vu as he comes to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to join the faculty of the College of Medicine, it’s because he trained at the university more than two decades ago. Now, however, he comes as the chief of the division in which he trained,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Jonathan Wall Receives $1.79 Million To Develop New Amyloidosis Treatment

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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recently awarded Jonathan Wall, PhD, professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, a $1.79 million grant for his study titled “Developing a Theranostic Immunotherapy for Systemic Amyloidosis.” Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when abnormal protein… Read More


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UTHSC to Hold In-Person Commencement Ceremonies in May

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After a year of virtual events, UT Health Science Center is excited to announce that the 2021 Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be held in person in May. The ceremonies will be ticketed events and will observe COVID-19 protocols, including masks and social distancing. The 2021 Spring Commencement schedule is as follows: May 10:  College of… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Approved for New Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in Memphis

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  The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation to begin an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at its Memphis campus. The college is accepting four candidates for the inaugural cohort of the one-year program, which will begin July… Read More