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First Cohort of Herbert Shainberg Scholars Arrive in Israel

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The first cohort of the Herbert Shainberg Scholars Program have officially arrived in Israel. Colbe Earles and Macy Cottrell are studying at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev during March as part of the new student exchange program that gives fourth-year students in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine an… Read More


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UTHSC Hiring People to Play Role of Patients in Simulation Trainings for Health Care Students

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Every year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center produces hundreds of health care professionals ready to begin seeing patents. In their training, every one of them has practiced caring for people who are paid to act out specific roles or conditions. Simulated patients, or SPs, are adults, 18 and older, who portray common conditions… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Anthony Sheyn Named Chief of Otolaryngology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Anthony Sheyn, MD, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), has been named the division chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He replaces Jerome Thompson, MD, MBA, who is stepping back from the division chief role after 16 years. Dr. Sheyn has… Read More


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Chancellor Peter Buckley to Hold Campus-Wide Listening Sessions

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Since arriving at UTHSC in February, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, has been focused on understanding challenges, successes, and ways the university must grow and evolve to meet the mission of improving the health and well-being of Tennessee and the global community. To that end, he will host several listening sessions, which will allow for direct… Read More


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John Schorge, MD, Joins UTHSC College of Medicine As Chair of OB/GYN on April 1

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John Schorge, MD, will join the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the chair of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) on April 1. Coming from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, he brings nearly three decades of experience. As OB/GYN chair and as a gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Schorge will be working with… Read More


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Doctor of Nursing Practice Student Focuses Service, Education on Mental Illness

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Tori Boyland, BSN, is a nurse on a mission to normalize mental illness. “I don’t understand, from the community’s perspective, why it is so easy to accept other illnesses, but not mental illness. A patient with cancer requires many of the same things a patient with mental illness does – medication, support, a healthy diet,”… Read More


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2 UTHSC College of Medicine Experts Edit Comprehensive Book on Cholesterol, from Chemistry to Clinical Implications

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, and Anna Bukiya, PhD, research collaborators and faculty in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, have just finished editing a comprehensive book on cholesterol. “Cholesterol: From Chemistry and Biophysics to the Clinic,” was published by Elsevier. It will be released in May. “It was a… Read More


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Mambo Italiano Restaurant Opens in Madison Plaza Food Court

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Mambo Italiano is the latest addition to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Food Court in the Madison Plaza Building on the Memphis campus. It is the restaurant’s first location in Memphis and joins Chick-Fil-A, Pimentos, Soi No. 9, and Starbucks in the food court. The eatery serves pizza by the slice and personal… Read More