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Learning About Others Key to Understanding

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Note: This month, the Office of Equity and Diversity will be talking with UTHSC leaders in recognition of Black History Month. Darrylinn Todd, EdD Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services (AFSA) OED: What does Black History Month mean to you? Why is it important? Dr. Todd: Black History Month is a time of reflection,… Read More


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Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Raise Almost $5,000 to Grant Wish for Young Boy

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The Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Department in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised almost $5,000 to grant a special wish for an Oklahoma boy. Teague Niebrugge, a seventh-grader at Dear Creek Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma, lost his vision at age five. His family later learned… Read More


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UTHSC Food Court Reopens Today, Brings New Vendors to Medical District

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The food court at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center reopened for business today, bringing several local food vendors to the campus and the surrounding Memphis Medical District. Coletta’s and Power Life Smoothies & Eats are now serving customers. Southern Hands will open Tuesday and Soi No. 9 is expected to open the first week… Read More


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UTHSC and Memphis VA Key Participants in National Study Showing Link Between Low Blood Pressure and Reduced Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension) multisite clinical trial, which released study findings today showing that intensive lowering of blood pressure reduced the risk of mild… Read More


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UTHSC, Methodist Collaborate to Build New Cardiovascular Institute

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have successfully recruited three nationally renowned cardiovascular physicians to lead a new cardiovascular institute in Memphis. Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, MD, is the most recent recruit to Memphis. He is the new division chief of Cardiac Surgery in the UTHSC College of Medicine’s Department… Read More


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HEI Lion’s Club To Host 2019 Race For Sight February 16

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William Evans, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), enjoys the feeling of community that surrounds the Race for Sight. “I love witnessing the support that it generates to help restore vision,” Evans, this year’s race director, said. “The Race for Sight has helped to cement my passion for… Read More


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OED Hosts Stalking Awareness Workshop On Campus

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January is Stalking Awareness Month, and the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted a workshop yesterday centered around the topic. Led by Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, counseling psychologist in University Health Services at UTHSC, the workshop entitled, “Stalking Isn’t Romantic: Healthy Relationships 101,” taught… Read More


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Fourth-Year Dental Student Says Being a Dentist Something to Smile About

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A visit to the orthodontist in Huntsville, Alabama, sparked Julian Brandt Smith’s desire to be a dentist. “I’ll never forget sitting in Dr. Charles Graham’s office, watching him move from patient to patient, a smile on his face every second,” Smith said. “I remember thinking, he looks like he genuinely loves what he does. When… Read More