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Three New UTHSC Nursing Grads Commended for Fast Response to Medical Emergency in Chicago Airport

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Three recent graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing faced an unexpected test shortly after graduation, and were commended for fast action in performing CPR and assisting with a defibrillator on a man who collapsed in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Amy Kaiser, Kelsey Matheney and Kortney Stinson completed their Doctor… Read More


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UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department Receives Two Awards for Alumni Magazines in International Competition

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Two magazines produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC have won Hermes Creative Awards. The winter 2016 College of Medicine magazine received a Platinum Award, the highest honor; and the fall 2015 College of Pharmacy magazine received a Gold Award in the publications, magazine category.  Both the College of Medicine and College of… Read More


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Six Professors Receive UTAA Awards

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Six faculty members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) were honored recently by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA). The awards were presented during the annual banquet of the Student Government Association Executive Council. Ashley W. Harkrider, PhD, College of Health Professions, and James Patrick Ryan, PhD, College of Medicine, received… Read More


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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