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College of Medicine Encourages Mentoring with Learning Communities

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Even before she was in her current position, Susan Brewer, MD, knew she wanted to bring learning communities to students in the College of Medicine. Once she became associate dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Brewer set a plan in motion. The UTHSC MPOWER program was born, with collaboration from faculty and staff, including Matthew Ennis,… Read More


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Melody Waller of UTHSC Selected As A Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professional in Memphis

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Melody Norris Waller, PhD, MSN, RN, has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in Memphis. The awards gala celebrates young professionals and awards them for serving in the local community in five foundational areas: Outstanding Citizen, Entrepreneurship, Community Advocacy, Arts and Entertainment, and Education. Dr. Waller joined the… Read More


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A Distinguished Past, A Bright Future

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Check out the latest issue of the UTHSC Medicine Magazine. In this issue you’ll meet the new dean for the College of Medicine, Dr. Scott E. Strome, and learn about his vision for the college; discover how our students are helping the global and local community, and learn about some of our illustrious alumni.


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Four Receive Outstanding College of Medicine Alumni Awards for 2018

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Four UTHSC alumni members were selected to receive 2018 Outstanding Alumni Awards from the College of Medicine and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon is part of the College of Medicine Alumni Weekend in September. The honorees are Paul Blaylock, MD, JD; Dennis Higdon, MD; Elijah Dudney, MD; and… Read More


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UTHSC Alumni and Friends Have Generous Year of Giving

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Through gifts and pledges from alumni and friends, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received $30.8 million for fiscal year 2018. This total exceeded the goal of $15.8 million and was an 87 percent increase over the previous year. “Our alumni and friends are very generous… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Second-Annual GoBabyGo! Memphis Rodeo July 21

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Alexis Phillips said she spent hours looking for a toy electric ride-in car to give her son, Wyatt, for Christmas, but she could not locate one he could safely use. Fate intervened, she said, when Wyatt’s physical therapist, an alum of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Physical Therapy (PT) Department, introduced her to… Read More


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John L. Jefferies, MD, To Lead UTHSC Cardiology and the New UT Methodist Institute for Cardiovascular Science

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John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, has been appointed the Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He has also been named co-director for the newly formed UT Methodist Institute for Cardiovascular Science. As the Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair and Chief… Read More


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University of Tennessee Alumni Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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The University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) named its 2018 recipients for their Outstanding Teacher and Public Service Awards. The awardees were recognized earlier this month during the UTAA Board of Governors Dinner at the Knoxville Hilton Downtown. The University of Tennessee Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards began in 1966. The Public Service Awards began… Read More