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UTHSC College of Dentistry Alumna Addressing Unmet Need in Dentistry

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Misha Garey, DDS, stepped right in when Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga needed a full-time dentist for its clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2007 University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry alumna, who moved to Portland, Oregon, shortly after graduating, did not initially realize the impact she would have by serving… Read More


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Deputy Surgeon General Guest Speaker at NightinGala Hosted by UTHSC College of Nursing

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, as the featured speaker at the second-annual NightinGala on Friday, May 4. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in The Great Hall and Conference Center in Germantown, and… Read More


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Grayson Selected As Fellow for Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

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College of Nursing alumna Nikia Grayson, DNP, MPH, MA, CNM, FNP-C, has been selected as a Fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. Dr. Grayson received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2013, before returning to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree… Read More


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College of Nursing Alumnus Honored in 2018 Class of Memphis Flyer’s 20 Under 30

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Eleven years ago, Nathan Crumley’s stepfather was in an industrial accident that left him with third-degree burns over more than a third of his body. The care Crumley saw his stepfather receive inspired him to pursue a nursing career. “The hospital stay lasted for several months,” said Crumley, who is now a registered nurse and… Read More


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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