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Soi No. 9 Now Open in the UTHSC Food Court, Power Life Smoothies & Eats Moves to Student-Alumni Center

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Today, the popular food truck Soi No. 9 opened for business in the UTHSC Food Court, its first brick-and-mortar location. It joins local vendors Coletta’s, Southern Hands, and Power Life Smoothies & Eats on the UTHSC campus. Soi No. 9 is located in the space previously occupied by Power Life Smoothies & Eats. Power Life… Read More


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UTHSC Physician Assistant Program Granted Accreditation-Continued Status

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The Physician Assistant Program in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been granted accreditation-continued status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). The UTHSC Physician Assistant Program received a 10 year accreditation, the highest given by ARC-PA. The accreditation-continued status is granted… Read More


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Department of Health Informatics and Information Management Wins Multiple Honors From Tennessee Health Information Management Association

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Five graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions Department of Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) took home honors from the Tennessee Health Information Management Association Foundation’s (THIMA) Honoree Celebration held last month at the Hilton Memphis. The honorees are: Rebecca Reynolds, EdD ,RHIA, FAHIMA, department chair and professor,… Read More


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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, to Lead New Center of Excellence Established to Combat Harmful Mosquito-Transmitted Viruses

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Colleen Jonsson, PhD, professor and Endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded over $21 million in funding to establish a Center of Excellence for Encephalitic Alphavirus Therapeutics program aimed at advancing the discovery and development of potent antiviral drug candidates targeting several… Read More


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UTHSC Updates Campus Master Plan for Growth

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Nearly five years after launching its first Campus Master Plan in decades, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is beginning the process of updating its blueprint for growth. The 2019 UTHSC Campus Master Plan Update will present the long-term vision for the campus, linking the university’s future strategic and academic plans, facilities planning, and… Read More


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Dan Harder Named Chief Information Officer at UTHSC

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Dan Harder, an accomplished leader of information technology operations at higher education institutions, is the new chief information officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Most recently, Harder served as the senior director of information technology and chief information officer for the Emory University School of Medicine. In this role, he led the… Read More


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OT Faculty Member Helps Visually Impaired Function More Fully

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Orli Weisser-Pike, OTD, OTR/L, CLVT, SCLV, CAPS, an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at UTHSC, was initially interested in the profession of art therapy. She could find no courses of study in that field at the time, so she looked into occupational therapy as an alternative.… Read More


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College of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Chapter Wins Chapter of the Year

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The American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Chapter in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was awarded Chapter of the Year during the organization’s 50th anniversary and annual meeting in Seattle. “The UTHSC College of Pharmacy students are the best and I am so very proud… Read More