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UTHSC to Host Telerehabilitation Webinar

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Just as social distancing stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of telemedicine, it has also focused attention on alternative methods for delivering rehabilitation services. The Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a free Zoom webinar on telerehabilitation from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June… Read More


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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Prints Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care Workers

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Dr. Daniel Collier, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is printing components for face shields and ear savers to donate to health care workers. Dr. Collier is using two 3D printers at the College of Pharmacy to print the personal protective equipment. “We have these printers here that we use for research,… Read More


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“White Coats for Black Lives” Demonstration of Solidarity Held at UTHSC

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Several hundred students, physicians, health care and hospital workers, and community supporters gathered at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at noon today for a display of solidarity themed “White Coats for Black Lives.” The peaceful protest was organized by UTHSC medical students and residents and the Bluff City Medical Society. It began with… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $1.7 Million for Opioid Addiction Research

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A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others. Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science,… Read More


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UTHSC Launches Elective Course in Telemedicine

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Due to the increased attention focused on telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic, experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are collaborating to offer a new elective course to medical students. Launched last month, the six-credit-hour course trains medical students in the clinical practice of telemedicine, technology, policies, benefits, and drawbacks. Sajeesh Kumar, PhD,… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Virtual Symposium To Offer Stories of Service on the Front Lines of COVID-19

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing will host a free, live, virtual symposium, “Leading Amidst Crisis: Nursing through a Pandemic,” on June 25, from noon to 2:30 p.m. During this virtual event via Zoom, faculty and students from the College of Nursing will share stories of hope and perseverance from their… Read More


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Health meets Food™ Remotely As Culinary Medicine Course Moves Online

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The coronavirus pandemic has taken the UTHSC College Medicine’s Culinary Medicine course out of the kitchen on campus where it is traditionally taught, but the cooking and nutrition instruction has continued. Susan Warner, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine, continued the course remotely with the… Read More


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UTHSC Radiation Oncology Chair Leads National Study

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UTHSC’s Chair of Radiation Oncology David Schwartz, MD, is leading a national study for the American Society for Radiation Oncology looking at how COVID-19 has affected radiation oncology treatment levels across the country. Dr. Schwartz and his co-author, Daniel Wakefield, MD, chief resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UTHSC, found that radiation oncology… Read More