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Two Employees Recognized for Act of Heroism

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As the University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated its annual Employee Appreciation Day Friday, two employees were commended for a recent act of heroism. Will Johnson, a custodial supervisor, and Rhonda Jones, a senior custodian, were driving to the Facilities Administration Building off East Street on the morning of September 16 to get fitted… Read More


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Athena Starlard-Davenport Selected As Scholar for American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative

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Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a scholar for the American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative. Dr. Starland-Davenport competed with 46 other candidates to be selected for the inaugural class… Read More


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UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Expands Nashville Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy is expanding its Nashville footprint by moving to a new, larger facility in southeast Nashville at 301 South Perimeter Park Drive. College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, FAST, will mark the move with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on… Read More


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GoBabyGo! Rodeo Celebrates Collaborative Efforts While Helping Children With Special Needs

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Physical therapy and occupational therapy students at UTHSC wrapped up an eight-month collaborative effort with engineering students at Christian Brothers University as they showcased their work designed to help children with special needs to the public during the third-annual GoBabyGo! Rodeo on Saturday. Students from both institutions, under the supervision of faculty, modified off-the-shelf, ride-in… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Receives $80,000 to Expand Availability of Dental Care through Continuing Education Course

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently received $80,000 from the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry (TN AGD) in support of its continuing education program that helps expand dental care in the state. The funds will help support the Expanded Functions for the Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) continuing education program,… Read More


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Valeria Vásquez Receives Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award

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Valeria Vásquez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the recipient of the Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society, an organization that encourages the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Dr. Vásquez was recognized for her pioneering… Read More


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Graduate Student Executive Council Growing, Hosting Inaugural UTHSC Biomedical Symposium September 20

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  The upcoming UTHSC Biomedical Symposium is one of many events that reflect the growth of the Graduate Student Executive Council (GSEC). The organization is responsible for representing, negotiating, and acting on behalf of the student body in the College of Graduate Health Sciences. Membership has doubled over the past two years. GSEC has been… Read More


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Scholarship Made Medical School Possible

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Wesley Slaven remembers the day he received notice of his estimated financial aid for medical school. During his shift as an emergency medical scribe, he learned he would be $10,000 short to pay for the estimated cost to attend his first-year at the UTHSC College of Medicine. “It showed $42,000 in federal loans, $7,500 for… Read More