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COVID-19 Controls In the Dental Practice

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, DDS, presented the transmission routes of COVID-19 and controls that should be followed in dental practice at Monday’s Coronavirus Online Symposium. The symposium brought together a variety of health care providers including physicians, nurses, and dentists, who spoke on their areas of expertise in mitagating the spread of… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Online Coronavirus Symposium

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More than 1,500 people registered for a two-hour online coronavirus symposium hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today. Leaders from UTHSC’s College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, as well as the Shelby County Health Department, shared the latest information on the development of the virus; its spread globally,… Read More


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UTHSC Receives Donation of Face Masks from Partner Institutions in China

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a donation of thousands of face masks from China, as a result of the university’s affiliations with academic institutions there. UTHSC’s College of Graduate Health Sciences, which has developed strong ties with several academic and health care institutions in China, secured the donations. They include surgical… Read More


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UTHSC Team Awarded $2.27 Million for New Breast Cancer Therapy Research

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A research team at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded $2.27 million to study a potential next-generation treatment for late-stage breast cancer. Wei Li, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Drug Discovery Center, and Tiffany Seagroves, PhD, professor of Pathology in the UTHSC College… Read More


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Doettl Making a Difference in Children’s Lives Through Dizziness Clinic

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Steven M. Doettl, AuD, CCC-A has spent years working to help children with balance and dizziness issues. Dr. Doettl, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, founded the Dizziness Clinic on the Knoxville campus. Since inception, the Dizziness Clinic has become the… Read More


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UTHSC Plough Center Begins Production of Hand Sanitizer

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions is meeting the need to supply a high-demand item during the coronavirus pandemic – hand sanitizer. Production of the hand sanitizers began this week in the facility in the Medical District. Since the start of the pandemic, hand sanitizer has been… Read More


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Black Student Association Donates $250 to Memphis Union Mission

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The Black Student Association (BSA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently donated $250 to the Memphis Union Mission. The check was presented during this year’s BSA Awards Ceremony. BSA members select a local charity or philanthropic effort to support each year. “As future healthcare professionals, we are passionate about the health of… Read More


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Appling Recalls Nursing Career as Lifetime of Opportunity

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Nancy Appling, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, ACNP-BC, was sure she wanted to study literature or journalism until she attended her cousin’s graduation from nursing school. “The ceremony moved me. It spoke to me, and I realized that I wanted to do something noble with my life, something that was more than just about me,” she said.… Read More