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Strategic Plan, College of Nursing Efforts Spotlighted for Third UTHSC Advisory Board Meeting

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The UTHSC Advisory Board met September 30 for its final meeting of 2019 at the Student-Alumni Center on the Memphis campus. The agenda included a report from Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD. “It has been a challenging, but very successful year,” he said. The chancellor cited that the university had record numbers of students, graduates, residents,… Read More


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Department of Pharmacology Changes Name To Emphasize Research Focus

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The Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has changed its name to the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science and Toxicology. The new name emphasizes the growth of expertise and research-based methodologies in the department. The change comes as a result of the new areas of… Read More


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Patti Johnstone Elected To Serve on the Audiology Advisory Council for American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Patti Johnstone, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, associate professor and director of clinical education in audiology in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been elected serve on the Audiology Advisory Council for the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Johnstone has an extensive background… Read More


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Black Student Association Participates for the First Year in Southern Heritage Classic Parade

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Members of the UTHSC Black Student Association had the opportunity to participate in a local tradition recently, as a way of showing their commitment to the city. The students took part in the 30th anniversary of the Southern Heritage Classic Parade in Orange Mound on September 14. It was the first time the organization participated… Read More


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Satya Surbhi, PhD, Developing Methods To Improve Health Outcomes For Low-Income Patients With Chronic Diseases

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Satya Surbhi, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Center for Health System Improvement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received a $100,000 grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation to pursue research in improving medication adherence for low-income Tennessee Medicaid users. Dr. Surbhi’s study showed that only 20… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board to Meet September 30 in Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will meet September 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the OD Larry Dining Hall of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, on the Memphis campus. Primary agenda items are: The chancellor’s report Title IX Training Operational funding College of Nursing profile and discussion of primary care… Read More


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Two Employees Recognized for Act of Heroism

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As the University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated its annual Employee Appreciation Day Friday, two employees were commended for a recent act of heroism. Will Johnson, a custodial supervisor, and Rhonda Jones, a senior custodian, were driving to the Facilities Administration Building off East Street on the morning of September 16 to get fitted… Read More


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Athena Starlard-Davenport Selected As Scholar for American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative

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Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a scholar for the American Society of Human Genetics Scholars Initiative. Dr. Starland-Davenport competed with 46 other candidates to be selected for the inaugural class… Read More