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UTHSC to Host Lecture, Discussion on Decreasing Community Violence

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will host the 2022 James H. Horner, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture Friday, October 28. The discussions and presentations by professors, medical professionals, and local leaders will focus on collaborative approaches to decreasing community violence. The event at Hamilton Eye Institute’s Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Altha Stewart Wins 2022 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded the 2022 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health to Altha J. Stewart, MD, senior associate dean for Community Health Engagement and associate professor of psychiatry in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. “It’s truly an honor to receive this prestigious award,” Dr.… Read More


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Craft Named Interim Dean of UTHSC College of Medicine-Knoxville

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Robert M. Craft, MD, has been named the interim dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine in Knoxville. Dr. Craft succeeds Paul J. Hauptman, MD, who served as dean for four years. Dr. Hauptman will become the dean of the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine and chief academic officer… Read More


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Two UTHSC Professors Receive Awards for Inspiring Other Women Physicians

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Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, F-RCP London, and Catherine Womack, MD, FACP, have received the American Medical Women’s Association INSPIRE Award for their accomplishments as exceptional women physicians. The AMWA Leadership Council presents the awards every September to mark Women in Medicine month. According to AMWA, the awards honor women physicians who exemplify the highest values… Read More


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Resilience, Community Support Push Midwifery Student toward Goal after Tragedy

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Allison Doyle looks through a microscope.

Empowering. That is how Alison Doyle describes the care she received from a midwife during her first pregnancy at age 20. “She was really compassionate and caring and encouraged us to read books about childbirth and research all the recommendations she made,” Doyle said. “I wanted everyone to be treated this way.” National Midwifery Week… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Co-Leads Study of Genes that Modulate Aging, Lifespan

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Headshot of Dr. Robert Williams

Scientists led by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are exploring the elaborate interplay between genes, sex, growth, and age and how they influence variation in longevity. Their findings, which are being published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, are an important step in understanding why some people live… Read More


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James W. Haynes, MD, Named Dean of UTHSC College of Medicine – Chattanooga

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James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP, has been named dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine – Chattanooga. Dr. Haynes has served as the interim dean in Chattanooga since December 2021. “I am grateful for the opportunity and I believe we have a bright future here,” Dr. Haynes said. The College of Medicine – Chattanooga… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department is Participating in the Faith & Blue Initiative

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department, in partnership with several local law enforcement entities and faith-based organizations, is hosting the Faith & Blue Field Day and Church in the Park events free to the public Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. The Faith & Blue Field Day will be held… Read More