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Dedmon Recruited to UTHSC College of Nursing to Establish Faculty Practice Program

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Diana Dedmon, DNP, FNP-BC, goes where she is needed. As a nurse practitioner, she has seen patients in settings ranging from health clinics to their own homes. Now she is bringing her commitment to health care access to her new role as assistant professor, director of Clinical Affairs, and Michael Carter Endowed Professor for the… Read More


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2019 Campus Food Drive at UTHSC Brings in 20 Boxes of Food and More Than $1,500 for the Mid-South Food Bank

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Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center donated 20 boxes of food and $1,542.97 in monetary donations to the Mid-South Food Bank as a result of the 2019 Campus Food Drive. UTHSC partners with the Mid-South Food Bank each year to host a campus food drive during the holiday season.… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Hosts Symposium on Drug Addiction and Abuse

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting the first in a series of Mini-Symposiums on Drug Abuse and Addiction to bring together community practices and addiction science to better understand drug abuse and addiction in Tennessee and its impact on overall health outcomes. The first meeting will be… Read More


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Clinical Trial Led by UTHSC’s Kenneth Ataga, MD, Results in FDA Approval of New Sickle Cell Treatment

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Patients with sickle cell disease will soon have a new treatment option to reduce pain crises caused by obstructed blood flow. The FDA has approved use of the drug crizanlizumab based on the results of a clinical trial led by Kenneth Ataga, MD, Plough Foundation Endowed Chair in Sickle Cell Disease and director of the… Read More


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UTHSC-Led Study Confirms Heart Implant Device Prevents Stroke in Patients with Irregular Heartbeat

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A new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Iowa provides good news for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), or irregular heartbeat, who are at greater risk for stroke but cannot tolerate long-term anticoagulation therapy, the first-line treatment to prevent stroke. The study determined that an implanted… Read More


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Nursing Research: Sepsis Survivors Express Need for Follow-Up Support

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Research led by a faculty member from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing shows that survivors of sepsis feel a need for advocacy and support after discharge from the hospital. And these results have inspired further research into this vulnerable population. “Care during this period is fragmented, without systematic support for… Read More


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Dustin Fulton and Daniel Cox Selected As 2019 Campus Award Winners

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Two outstanding employees were recognized for their dedication and service to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center during the 2019 Campus Awards ceremony Thursday. Daniel Cox, an IT administrator II in the Department of Information Technology Services, won the 2019 Thomas Connell Lichterman Employee of the Year Award. Dustin Fulton, MS, associate director of… Read More


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Harry Sharp Named Professor Emeritus, Honored by College of Dentistry

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Harry Sharp, DDS, was greeted with a standing ovation November 20th as he walked into the student lounge of the UTHSC College of Dentistry. He was also struck by surprise. “I didn’t have a clue,” Dr. Sharp said. “You talk about a shocker; I was not prepared for this.” The applause was to honor Dr.… Read More