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UTHSC College of Dentistry Honors Drs. Phil Wenk and Justin Towner With 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry Alumni Association will give its 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards, the association’s highest honor, to the chief operating officer of Tennessee’s largest dental insurance company, and to a longtime Memphis periodontist who helped found the association. Philip Wenk, DDS ’77, president and CEO of Delta Dental… Read More


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UT President Joe DiPietro Gives First State of UT Address; System is Strong and Accomplishing More Every Day

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The state of the University of Tennessee is as strong as the depth and breadth of its impact, UT President Joe DiPietro said in his first-ever State of the University address Tuesday, February 16. Before a capacity live crowd and hundreds more watching a streaming webcast, DiPietro also declared UT’s position on recent issues. “Despite… Read More


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Pro Bono Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center to Open at UTHSC in Memory of OT Student Who Died in 2015

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Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died in her sleep in January 2015 at age 21. Her parents, Randy and Katrina Stevens of Batesville, Arkansas, wanted to honor her memory, and approached her instructors about starting a scholarship in their daughter’s name.… Read More


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Rhea Seddon, MD, Former Astronaut and UTHSC Alumna, to be Inducted into Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame

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Former astronaut Rhea Seddon, MD, a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will be inducted in the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 26. The event is part of the 12th Annual Economic Summit for Women, which is being held in partnership… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Honors Three with 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Awards

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will honor three physicians with the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Awards for their contributions to the medical profession, their communities and their alma mater. James B. Dale, MD, a specialist in infectious disease and immunology; B. Mark Evers, MD, FACS, a specialist in… Read More


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R. Lebron Cooper, MD, Appointed Chair of Anesthesiology in the UTHSC College of Medicine

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David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named R. Lebron Cooper, MD, chair for the UTHSC Department of Anesthesiology. An alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Memphis, he will begin his… Read More


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Wendy M. Likes Appointed Dean for the UTHSC College of Nursing

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, permanent dean for the College of Nursing, after more than 10 months as interim dean. In this role, Dr. Likes will serve as the lead administrator for the college with responsibility for managing… Read More


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UTHSC Alumna Rhea Seddon, MD, Inducted Into the Astronaut Hall of Fame

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Margaret Rhea Seddon, MD, alumna of the College of Medicine (’73) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is set to be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 30. The public ceremony will be held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida. One of NASA’s first… Read More