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UTHSC College of Pharmacy to Host Race for the Summitt April 23

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Students from the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host Race for the Summitt at Health Sciences Park in Memphis on Sunday, April 23, at 8:30 a.m. Organized in 2012 by students in the College of Pharmacy at UTHSC, Race for the Summitt… Read More


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Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, New Counseling Psychologist for University Health Services at UTHSC

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Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, has been hired by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to serve as counseling psychologist with University Health Services to assist with student and employee mental and behavioral health, and support various programs to enhance the overall campus experience. Most recently assistant director and director of training at… Read More


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UTHSC Gives HOSA Students an Inside Look Into the World of Health Care

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On Friday, March 24, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC ) Simulation Program and Department of Graduate Medical Education partnered with the Tennessee Rural Partnership, a non-profit workforce collective, and hosted 40 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students from western Tennessee. This was the first symposium held on the UTHSC campus but… Read More


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UTHSC Names Shenika Thomas Assistant Vice Chancellor of Business and Fiscal Affairs For the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Shenika Thomas, MBA, MPS, CFE, assistant vice chancellor of business and fiscal affairs for the Office of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor. She previously served as director. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Ms. Shenika Thomas to assistant vice chancellor,”… Read More


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UTHSC Study to Help African Americans with Uncontrolled Diabetes Better Manage Their Health

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is heading a coalition of primary care providers in the Mid-South in a program to help African-American adults diagnosed with diabetes better manage their disease. Led by James Bailey, MD, MPH, professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and director of the Center for Health System Improvement… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Amali E. Samarasinghe Receives $1.9 Million Grant to Study Functions of White Blood Cells as Protectors Against Influenza Infections

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, has received a $1,919,402 award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Samarasinghe will investigate the mechanisms by which certain white blood cells regulate antiviral immune responses against influenza… Read More


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Mukta Panda, MD, Receives Mastership in the American College of Physicians

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Mukta Panda, MD, FACP, assistant dean for Medical Education, professor of medicine and program director of the transitional year residency program for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.… Read More


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Data Analysis by Ophthalmologists at Hamilton Eye Institute at UT Health Science Center Finds Lower Risk of Infection Over Time with LASIK Surgery than with Contacts

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Which causes fewer eye infections – contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A metadata analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of… Read More