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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Students Host Art Show to Benefit Pro Bono OT Clinic

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Rachel Alderton, a second-year occupational therapy student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, decided to volunteer to plan this year’s Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Art Show and Auction after an interaction with a child who had a painting at last year’s event. “Last year, I went to the art show for the… Read More


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Inaugural Prostate Cancer Symposium Brings Together African-American Men, Healthcare Providers, and Researchers

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Memphian and prostate cancer survivor Kenneth Carpenter understands the power of education and conversation. “When I was diagnosed, I knew I needed to educate myself on prostate cancer and start talking about it,” Carpenter said. “I needed to ‘man up to prostate cancer.’ Men, in particular African-American men, are quiet about their health, and are… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named a Best Children’s Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. This is the ninth consecutive year Le Bonheur has been included in the prestigious list with recognition in eight specialties. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and trains… Read More


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Family Endowment Funds Additional Endocrinology Fellow at UTHSC

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The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a sizable endowment that will fund in perpetuity the cost of training an endocrinology fellow. The first James and Mary King Givens Endocrinology Fellow is made possible through an additional endowment to the James and Mary King Givens… Read More


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Karen C. Johnson, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC

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Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, College of Medicine Endowed Professor in Women’s Health and a principal investigator for several groundbreaking national and international public health research studies, is the new chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A tenured professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and… Read More


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Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates $225,000 to UTHSC College of Dentistry for Equipment

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  Delta Dental of Tennessee has donated $225,000 to the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to help fund equipment needs in the college. Delta Dental President and Chief Executive Officer Philip Wenk, DDS, was at UTHSC in Memphis this week to present the gift to College of Dentistry Dean… Read More


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Hartig Receives Common Table Health Alliance Community Service Award

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Peg Thorman Hartig, PhD, APN-BC, FAANP, professor in the UTHSC College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Renee S. Frazier Advocacy and Community Service Award from the Common Table  Health Alliance (CTHA) during its 10th annual meeting recently. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Hartig’s personal… Read More


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National Suicide and the Black Church Conference Underway at UTHSC

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Faith leaders, mental health and health care professionals, government officials, and community advocates from Memphis and across Tennessee came together today at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for the 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference presented by The Healing Center. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, in Memphis Tuesday and today for various… Read More