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UTHSC Partners with Memphis Crisis Center for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has supported the Memphis Crisis Center since the 24/7 crisis hotline was founded almost 40 years ago. UTHSC is partnering with the crisis center this month, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, to help raise public awareness of the hotline number and the around-the-clock help the center provides. UTHSC has… Read More


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UTHSC’s Athena Starlard-Davenport Examines Devastating Effects of Breast Cancer in African-American Women

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A new investigation from Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, reports that African-American women are not only more susceptible to the most aggressive types of breast cancer, but also more likely to die from breast cancer, compared to women from other racial groups. The assistant professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the… Read More


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Lauren Crowder Receives Scholarship from Professional Network on Aging

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Occupational Therapy student Lauren Crowder’s love for helping older people grew from her relationship with her grandmother. “I saw firsthand the importance of skilled, caring, and trustworthy health care professionals as she aged and needed increasing support,” she said. “I quickly realized I had a passion for supporting aging individuals to continue to maintain their… Read More


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UTHSC Aids Renovation of Auditorium at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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The Russell W. Chesney Auditorium at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has sentimental and practical ties to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. It is named after Russell W. Chesney, MD, the longtime chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC and a nephrologist at Le Bonheur. Dr. Chesney, who served for more than 23 years as… Read More


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UTHSC, Christian Brothers University to Host GoBabyGo! Rodeo September 14

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Physical therapy and occupational therapy students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, along with engineering students from Christian Brothers University, will host the third-annual GoBabyGo! Rodeo at UTHSC September 14. The event will unveil electric, ride-in toy cars adapted by students and faculty from both institutions. Modified toy vehicles will be provided at… Read More


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UTHSC Opens New Youth Advocacy Center

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center marked the opening of its new Youth Advocacy Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony August 30. Located at 66 North Pauline, Suite 233, the center is a collaboration between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Shelby County Government Division of Community Services. The center will… Read More


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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Students Host Innovation Showcase

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First-year occupational therapy students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center displayed their own creative takes on therapeutic materials and adaptive equipment during the OT Innovation Showcase today. Students used basic household materials to create products that can be used as therapeutic materials or adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities. Held in the Madison… Read More


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Transplantation of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys To Uninfected Recipients Safe, Should be a Standard of Care

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Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital. The practice, which has been tested in… Read More