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Deputy Surgeon General Guest Speaker at NightinGala Hosted by UTHSC College of Nursing

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, as the featured speaker at the second-annual NightinGala on Friday, May 4. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in The Great Hall and Conference Center in Germantown, and… Read More


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Fourth-Year Dental Student Glad He Chose Profession

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It’s a confidence thing, according to Bryan Goodman, who is in his last year of dentistry school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and it’s what excites him the most about becoming a dentist. “When patients are in my chair, I joke a lot with them, and that interaction is important to me,… Read More


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Grayson Selected As Fellow for Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

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College of Nursing alumna Nikia Grayson, DNP, MPH, MA, CNM, FNP-C, has been selected as a Fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. Dr. Grayson received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2013, before returning to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree… Read More


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Zhang Driven By Love of Science To Improve Oral Health Research

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Yanhui Zhang, PhD, enjoys gaining scientific knowledge and improving public health through research. Currently, her focus is on oral health and how saliva influences it. “Saliva lubricates the oral cavity, protects the teeth by buffering the acids produced by bacteria, initiates digestion, and facilitates taste and speech,” she said. “It contains thousands of proteins and… Read More


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The Center for Addiction Science at UTHSC and Memphis Area Prevention Coalition Host Forums on Addiction and Overdose

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The Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition will present forums April 18 and 19 to educate health care providers, first responders, and the public on recognizing and treating opioid use disorder. The Medical Forum on Addiction and Overdose will be held at 11:30… Read More


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Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee Successfully Launched

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The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2) has been activated. Operating as a separate 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), CTN2 was created to enable the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical research faculty to design, solicit, and conduct robust statewide clinical trials with the overarching goal of providing… Read More


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Physical Therapy Student Inspired by ‘Best Friend’ to Help Seniors

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Charquita Lightfoot’s best friend influenced her to choose a career in physical therapy. “I used to call my grandfather my best friend,” she said. “When my grandfather was in the hospital and I saw how he benefited from inpatient physical therapy, it really drove me to want to be in the profession.” Now, a second-year… Read More


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UT Collaboration Examines How Natural Chemicals in Green Tea Work

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Green tea has always been known to have beneficial health effects, but how these effects come about has been a mystery. Now, a team collaborating across the University of Tennessee System has discovered molecular mechanisms with which key chemicals in green tea work. The research teams of L. Darryl Quarles, MD, of the University of… Read More