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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Professor Writes Second Book on Back-to-Basics Parenting

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In 2013, when Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, wrote her first book about back-to-basics parenting of babies, she queried many publishers before the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) accepted it for publication. That book, “Retro Baby,” was so popular that the AAP asked Dr. Zachry, a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Event to Encourage Collaboration in Memphis Medical District

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the inaugural Memphis Medical District Healthcare Interprofessional Expo Wednesday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue. The free event is intended to highlight interprofessional collaboration and encourage teamwork by bringing together health care professionals from academic and clinical… Read More


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New UTHSC Global Surgery Institute Mobilizes to Help Around the World

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First-year medical student Janyn Quiz, 24, grew up in the Philippines and moved to the United States two years ago with her family. She is among a group of students and faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working to promote surgical mission work around the world through a newly formed UTHSC Global… Read More


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SGAEC Reflects on Faculty, Student and Staff Leadership During Awards Banquet

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The Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) showed their appreciation to faculty and staff and welcomed 146 student inductees into the prestigious Imhotep Society during their annual awards banquet held on April 18 at the Student-Alumni Center. The inductees for the Imhotep Society were comprised of members from all six of UTHSC’s colleges. SGAEC President… Read More


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D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, of UTHSC/West Institute for Cancer Research has 27 Manuscripts in Prestigious Journals in April

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After more than a decade of planning, preparation, research, and discoveries, the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the flagship effort of the National Institutes of Health, concludes its formal efforts with a flurry of nearly 27 reports in top-tier medical journals this month, including eight reports in the journal Cell. This explosion of new scientific knowledge… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Ranked No. 23 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was recently ranked 23rd in the country for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools listing by U.S. News & World Report. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program received the recognition among 552 nursing schools with master’s… Read More


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Prajapati Inducted As Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology

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Hasmukh Prajapati, MD, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) during its Annual Scientific Meeting, recently held in Los Angeles, California. According to the official press release, this honor is given to fewer than 10 percent of SIR members who have demonstrated excellence in interventional radiology by virtue of… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Alumna Addressing Unmet Need in Dentistry

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Misha Garey, DDS, stepped right in when Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga needed a full-time dentist for its clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2007 University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry alumna, who moved to Portland, Oregon, shortly after graduating, did not initially realize the impact she would have by serving… Read More