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Scott Steinmann, MD, Named Chair of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga

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R. Bruce Shack, MD, dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga, and Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, President & CEO of the Erlanger Health System, announce the appointment of Scott Steinmann, MD, as chair and professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Steinmann will also continue his own high volume complex shoulder and… Read More


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Orpheus Triplett Named Assistant Dean of Community Oral Health and Outreach for UTHSC College of Dentistry

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In 2014, Orpheus Triplett was hired by the College of Dentistry as director of Community Relations and Outreach to foster relationships with organizations throughout the community. In that role, he established relationships with Head Start, Agape Child and Family Services, New Horizon Apartments, Red Door Ministries, daycare centers, and senior citizen and nursing homes, all… Read More


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UTHSC’s Tylavsky Co-Authors Research on Connection Between Higher Air Pollution and Lower Child IQ

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New findings from a collaborative study co-authored by Frances A. Tylavsky, DrPH, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), propose that women who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to have children with lower IQ’s. The new paper featured… Read More


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Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit

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The UTHSC College of Medicine Magazine has a new format. In its first issue, the magazine focuses on educating the mind, body, and spirit of students through new programs, including the new Mind Body Wellness Center. The magazine also dives into the importance of making medical school accessible with new efforts to reduce student debt.… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Working to Establish Rural Health Care Workforce

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing has received approximately $3 million in grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve health care with an emphasis on maternal and obstetrical services for underserved and rural populations in the Delta region. The Advanced Nursing Education Workforce for Healthy Delta… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board to Meet Aug. 19

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The UTHSC Advisory Board will meet Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. in the OD Larry Dining Hall of the Student Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, on the Memphis campus. Primary agenda items are: Introduction of the new student member of the board The chancellor’s report Campus Master Plan overview Campus tour This is the third… Read More


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UTHSC/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Successfully Creates Airway and Voice Box for Child

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World’s first recorded case of a successful voice box reconstruction in a child Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital reconstructed an airway and voice box in the world’s first successful surgery of its kind for 2-year-old Cooper Kilburn from Adamsville, Tennessee. A team of pediatric experts, led by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee… Read More


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Valerie Jameson Named Senior Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum for the College of Medicine at UTHSC

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Valerie Jameson, MD, has been named senior assistant dean for Clinical Curriculum in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Jameson has been with UTHSC since 1992. She previously served as pediatric clerkship director and had been assistant dean of Clinical Curriculum since 2015. In her new role, Dr.… Read More