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UTHSC Medical Students on Front Lines of COVID-19 Battle

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  Third-year medical student Sarah Steele said it has been an honor to be one of roughly four dozen medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who have staffed a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at the Mid-South Fairgrounds since it opened in mid-March. “As students, we feel so honored to have the… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Awarded $4.94 Million to Develop Novel Glaucoma Treatment

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A researcher in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $4.94 million R24 grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of a potential new drug therapy for glaucoma. Monica Jablonski, PhD, professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and associate dean of the Postdoctoral Office,… Read More


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Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, Named Senior Associate Dean of Research

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Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, has been named the senior associate dean of Research for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. He will begin his new role at UTHSC in July. Dr. Griffith has served in multiple roles at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the last 14 years, primarily in… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Telemedicine

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a panel of experts Tuesday, April 14, for a webinar on “Telemedicine in the time of COVID-19.” The webinar, from 11 a.m. to noon, is being put on by the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the UTHSC College of Health Professions. It is open… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Produces Video for Health Care Workers on Procedure for Collecting Nasal Samples for COVID-19 Testing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has produced a training video detailing the proper protocol for collecting nasopharyngeal samples to test for coronavirus infection. The video is intended for distribution to hospitals, clinical care providers, and testing sites as a guide to ensure proper procedure is used at the various sites… Read More


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COVID-19 Controls In the Dental Practice

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, DDS, presented the transmission routes of COVID-19 and controls that should be followed in dental practice at Monday’s Coronavirus Online Symposium. The symposium brought together a variety of health care providers including physicians, nurses, and dentists, who spoke on their areas of expertise in mitagating the spread of… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Online Coronavirus Symposium

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More than 1,500 people registered for a two-hour online coronavirus symposium hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today. Leaders from UTHSC’s College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, as well as the Shelby County Health Department, shared the latest information on the development of the virus; its spread globally,… Read More


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UTHSC Receives Donation of Face Masks from Partner Institutions in China

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a donation of thousands of face masks from China, as a result of the university’s affiliations with academic institutions there. UTHSC’s College of Graduate Health Sciences, which has developed strong ties with several academic and health care institutions in China, secured the donations. They include surgical… Read More