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UTHSC Helps ‘Lost Boy’ Find a Home

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A civil war in Southern Sudan forced Deng Maluk to flee his home in 1987. He was 8 years old and alone. Maluk, now an alumnus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, returned home last year for the first time since he was a boy. After 18 hours on a plane, an overnight… Read More


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Campbell Awarded Public Health Nurse Creative Achievement Award

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The Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association has awarded Lisa A. Campbell, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, alumna of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing, its 2017 Public Health Nurse Creative Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual’s exceptional and creative contribution to public health nursing administration, education, practice,… Read More


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Leilani Collins Retiring from UTHSC

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“Never stop learning.” This is the final message that accomplished medical technologist and educator Leilani “Lani” Collins would like to share with her students as she transitions into retirement. Collins, who has served in her profession for more than four decades, is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the College… Read More


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College of Nursing Alumna Brings Health Clinic to Rural Texas Community

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center played a role in the health care history of a small town in Texas as far back as the late 1800s. A three-time graduate of UTHSC’s College of Nursing has rekindled that connection. On September 28, UTHSC College of Nursing alumna Elizabeth Ellis, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, opened the… Read More


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140 New Health Care Professionals Graduating at UTHSC Winter Commencement

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The health care workforce will welcome approximately 140 new professionals as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center conducts its Winter Commencement on Thursday, December 14. The graduates include seven from the College of Dentistry, 10 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 23 from the College of Health Professions, 30 from the College of… Read More


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UTHSC Trained Physician Receives Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom of Worship Award

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A simple kind gesture with six words on a sign that read, “Heartsong Church welcomes Memphis Islamic Center,” served as a catalyst that sparked a lasting bond between the Memphis Islamic Center and the Heartsong Church nine years ago. That friendship grew into the Memphis Friendship Foundation, a group dedicated to fostering unity and understanding… Read More


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Dinner With Tamika Catchings Brings in $83,000 for UTHSC Audiology and Speech Pathology Scholarships

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A scholarship benefit dinner featuring former Lady Vol and WNBA standout Tamika Catchings brought in a total of $83,000 for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The event, which was attended by more than 300 people, took place at The Foundry on the World’s Fair Site in… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Dinner with Tamika Catchings October 27 in Knoxville

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On October 27, former Lady Vol and WNBA star Tamika Catchings will speak at a fundraising dinner to benefit two scholarship funds for the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dinner with Tamika Catchings will take place at The Foundry… Read More