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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Initial Meeting January 10

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An advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resulting from the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature in 2018 will hold its inaugural meeting in Nashville on January 10, 2019. The meeting will take place in the boardroom at Delta Dental of Tennessee, 240 Venture Circle, beginning at 7 a.m.… Read More


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UTHSC Physician Assistant Program Achieves 100% First-Time Board Pass Rate

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Graduates from the 2018 cohort of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Physician Assistant Program, which included 25 students, earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The UTHSC PA Program was the only program that graduated students in 2018 with a 100% pass rate. Issued by the… Read More


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Pediatric Acute Care Graduate Brings Awareness to Smoking Cessation

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Jamila Smith-Young graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in microbiology and began her career doing asthma research before interning with the pulmonary unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Eight years later, through a quality improvement project, she is changing the way the pulmonary division interacts with patients whose parents smoke.… Read More


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Wells Named First Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

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The College of Dentistry has named Martha Wells, DMD, MS, as its first Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wells is the director of Graduate Pediatric Dentistry and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health. The Heber Simmons, Jr., Endowed Professorship of Pediatric Dentistry was established… Read More


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Medical Alumni Show Appreciation Through Multiple Luncheons Across The State

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The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is showing appreciation to College of Medicine faculty and residents across the state. Last month, for the second year, five resident and faculty appreciation lunches were held at UTHSC’s regional partner hospitals in Middle and East Tennessee. Luncheon sites included… Read More


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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.