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UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Offering Telehealth Services

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The UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC), a student-run, pro bono, pediatric occupational therapy clinic, is offering therapy via telehealth, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The center was founded in 2016 in memory of OT student Rachel Kay Stevens, who died suddenly after starting her training at UTHSC. The clinic serves underinsured… Read More


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UTHSC Alumnae Start Camp for Children With Special Needs

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When UTHSC College of Health Professions alumna and pediatric physical therapist Ashleigh Dalton, DPT, was researching recreational resources for her clients, she noticed that there was a lack of summer camps available for children with special needs.  So, she teamed up with fellow COHP alumna and pediatric occupational therapist Helen Berry, OTR/L, to start Camp… Read More


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Transplant Patients in ICU at No Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19 Than Non-Transplant Patients, Analysis by UTHSC Physicians Shows

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A national multicenter study that includes a data analysis component by physicians from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center determined that patients who have undergone solid-organ transplants do not have a higher risk of death than those without transplants when admitted to an intensive care unit with a COVID-19 diagnosis. The “Study of the… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Emergency Support Fund Helps Students in Need

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  The Student Emergency Support Fund established by the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has distributed $6,600 in emergency aid to students in need and will distribute another $11,000 this fall and winter. In 2018, the college started a fund-raising campaign to formalize a means to help students cope… Read More


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Effective Cybersecurity Remains Paramount During Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new realm of potential cybersecurity scams, according to Chris Madeksho, lead cybersecurity analyst in Information Technology Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Scams around the pandemic and working from home have increased,” Madeksho said. “It has given scammers some great ideas on how to get… Read More


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PhD Candidate Speaks ‘Kiddo’ to Help Young Patients Communicate

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While she was an undergraduate student, Amanda Simmons spent most of her time taking center stage as a vocal performance major. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she performed and studied music and vocal pedagogy. Now, as a PhD candidate in the Speech and Hearing Science Program in the Department of Audiology… Read More


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Fortwendel Appointed Director of the UTHSC Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics

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Jarrod Fortwendel, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, has been appointed director of the UTHSC Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics. The mission of the Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics (CPET) is to integrate basic, applied, and clinical sciences… Read More


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UTHSC Dental Clinics Provide Care Statewide

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  Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, toured the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Union City Dental Clinic on Friday. The clinic is one of three operated by the UTHSC College of Dentistry to provide necessary dental services to the underinsured and uninsured across the state from Union City in… Read More