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UTHSC Issues Challenge to Community in Support of Kosten Foundation’s Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer

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The Kosten Foundation has raised more than $1,500,000 for pancreatic cancer research, much of which is done in The Dermon II Family and Herb Kosten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Established through a $200,000 grant from the foundation in 2016, the center is located in the Cancer… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Named to Governor’s Task Force on School Safety

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Altha Stewart, MD, a psychiatrist and founding director of the Center for Health In Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to serve on a new state task force on school safety. The 16-member School Safety Working Group had its first meeting in… Read More


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UTHSC Library Hosting National Exhibit Highlighting African Americans in Civil War Medicine Through April 14

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The Health Sciences Library at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is one of many locations around the country hosting the national exhibit Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, an exhibit that chronicles African-American health care providers, their successes and the challenges of race and gender discrimination they faced… Read More


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UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter Spreads Message of Compassionate Care

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Robert Ackerman and his therapy dog, Little Man, were among those recognized during this year’s National Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care. Held each February, National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care has grown into a weeklong celebration for Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honorees to display solidarity for the compassionate and humanistic care of… Read More


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Volunteers from Local Institutions Come Together to Open Community Health Clinic at Oakhaven Church

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Volunteers from academic, government, and religious institutions are joining together to launch a new community health and wellness clinic at a church in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. The Healing Center Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis will be located on the campus of The Healing Center Baptist Church, 3885 Tchulahoma Road, the church… Read More


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Martin Awarded American Cochlear Implant Alliance Student Scholarship

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Second-year Audiology student Mary Kate Martin of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is one of 21 recipients of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance’s Student Scholarship. She will be attending the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., to accept the award. Martin will have the opportunity to present her research at the… Read More


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Two from UTHSC Receive 2018 University of Tennessee President’s Awards

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Two outstanding faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the winners of the 2018 University of Tennessee President’s Awards. The awards are the UT System’s highest honor for faculty and staff. UTHSC’s Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, and Trevor Sweatman, PhD, were two of the four honored today with the awards. The… Read More


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UTHSC’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions Wins 2018 Building Memphis Award

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The Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was named Best Renovation (Large Category) by the Memphis Business Journal  in its 2018 Building Memphis Awards. The prestigious awards, given during an ceremony Tuesday evening at the Memphis Botanic Garden, recognize the best new developments in Memphis over… Read More