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One Year Later: A Look at UTHSC College of Medicine Alums Who Saved Lives During the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Emergency

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“I knew it was not an ordinary event when the resident called, rather than paged,” said trauma surgeon Chadwick P. Smith, MD, (UTHSC COM, 2001). Dr. Smith was the attending surgeon on call at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) the night of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. ORMC… Read More


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Determined to Be a Doctor Someday Continues to Pave the Way for Minorities Interested in Health Care

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On June 3, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted a white coat ceremony for more than for 60 high school students from across the Mid-South. The ceremony is the conclusion of a six-month program entitled Determined to be a Doctor Someday (DDS). United States Congressman Steve Cohen delivered the welcoming address. The… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Hosts Inaugural NightinGala to Salute Nursing In Memphis and Shelby County

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Nurses from across Memphis, Shelby County, and beyond are expected to attend the NightinGala Celebration presented by the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) May 5. The dinner and silent auction at the University Club begins at 6 p.m., and celebrates the accomplishments of nurses and the impact the… Read More


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College of Dentistry Honors Distinguished Alumni During William F. Slagle Dental Meeting

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  Four awards were presented to distinguished alumni during the recent William F. Slagle Dental Meeting and College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). There were a total of 834 attendees at the meeting. DeWayne B. McCamish, DDS, MS, and the late Carl L. Sebelius, DDS, received… Read More


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Love Collins III Appointed Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at UTHSC

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Rickey N. McCurry, president, University of Tennessee Foundation, have appointed Love Collins III, as vice chancellor of development and alumni affairs at UTHSC. With an anticipated start date of May 1, Collins will jointly report to the chancellor of the… Read More


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Post-Graduation Spotlight: Laura Sherwood Reflects on Prestigious Fellowship Experience

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This past summer, College of Medicine graduate Laura Sherwood took advantage of a very prestigious opportunity. She was granted one of 14 fellowship slots in the 2016 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Medical program (FASPE), an international program with an applicant pool of around two hundred. The fellowship involves visiting sites… Read More


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UTHSC Students and Faculty Join Volunteers Bringing Free Dental Services to the Underserved During Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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For the second year, students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are participating in the Mid-South Mission of Mercy, a two-day free dental clinic for the underserved in Memphis and the Mid-South. It is taking place today and Saturday at Bellevue Baptist Church. The idea for the community service event… Read More


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College of Nursing Alumna Dr. Sarah Rhoads Receives Academy Edge Runner Designation from The American Academy of Nursing

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing alumna Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, (’06), has been named as an Academy Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing. The designation recognizes health care professionals who “think outside the box” to address health care challenges. It also showcases nurse-designed care models that impact cost,… Read More