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UTHSC College of Pharmacy Achieves Top 20 Rank in Research Funding from National Institutes of Health

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now ranked in the top 20 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy of its 141 member institutions. The ranking for research funding, an increase… Read More


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Giuseppe Pizzorno Named Professor and Associate Dean of Research at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga

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Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD, has been named professor and associate dean of Research for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, Chattanooga campus and the first Chief Research Officer for Erlanger Health System. “We were very fortunate to be able to identify and recruit Dr. Giuseppe Pizzorno to serve in dual… Read More


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John L. Jefferies, MD, To Lead UTHSC Cardiology and the New UT Methodist Institute for Cardiovascular Science

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John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, has been appointed the Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He has also been named co-director for the newly formed UT Methodist Institute for Cardiovascular Science. As the Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair and Chief… Read More


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Omega Ministries and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition To Host Back to School Family Affair July 14

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Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition will host the annual Back to School Family Affair Saturday, July 14, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), offering free medical screenings, services, and immunizations to local students in advance of the new school year. Now in its 30th year,… Read More


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Law Enforcement Officers from Four States Gather at UTHSC for Innovative Training in Community Policing

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Approximately 60 police officers from jurisdictions in Florida, South Carolina, Colorado, and Tennessee were at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center this week for training in community policing, a strategy that focuses on building stronger relationships with the communities and institutions served as a way for law enforcement to become more efficient and eliminate… Read More


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Scott Strome, MD, Named Executive Dean of the College of Medicine at UTHSC

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Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, announced today that internationally recognized head and neck surgeon Scott Strome, MD, FACS, has been named Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center effective on or before October 1. Dr. Strome comes to UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit Receives First-of-its-Kind Accreditation

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit today received the first-of-its kind accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for ensuring patient safety, radiation safety, a commitment to quality, and dedication to continuous improvement. The prestigious three-year accreditation is in the areas of neurological CT (computed tomography)/Acute Stroke and vascular CTA (computed… Read More


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Kathy Gibbs Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for SASSI

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Kathy Gibbs, MEd, MS, has been named assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI). She previously served as director. Gibbs joined UTHSC as an educational specialist in 1993 to develop, implement and evaluate retention programs for students, including peer tutoring, academic counseling, outreach, and workshops. In 2000 Gibbs… Read More