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Black History Month, A Continuous Footprint

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Note: This month, the Office of Equity and Diversity will be talking with UTHSC leaders in recognition of Black History Month. Michael Alston, EdD Assistant Vice Chancellor Title IX Coordinator Office of Equity and Diversity AFSA OED: What does Black History Month mean to you? Why is it important? Dr. Alston: Black History Month is important because… Read More


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College of Dentistry Give Kids A Smile Day 2019 Provides Free Dental Services Valued at $20,798

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On Thursday, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry welcomed 85 students from the Fields Roads and Whitehaven middle school campuses of Freedom Preparatory Academy for their annual Give Kids A Smile Day. Dentistry and dental hygiene students with supervision by faculty performed 958 free dental procedures valued at $20,798. This year… Read More


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New Advisory Board for UTHSC Meets February 14 in Memphis

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The advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center established by the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature will hold its inaugural meeting February 14, 2019, on the UTHSC campus in Memphis. The meeting will be in Suite 305 of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, from 1 until 4 p.m.… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Announce S.A.F.E. Campaign Participation for Third Year

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The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its sixth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) campaign. The campaign concludes August 1. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation… Read More


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Learning About Others Key to Understanding

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Note: This month, the Office of Equity and Diversity will be talking with UTHSC leaders in recognition of Black History Month. Darrylinn Todd, EdD Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services (AFSA) OED: What does Black History Month mean to you? Why is it important? Dr. Todd: Black History Month is a time of reflection,… Read More


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Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Raise Almost $5,000 to Grant Wish for Young Boy

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The Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Department in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised almost $5,000 to grant a special wish for an Oklahoma boy. Teague Niebrugge, a seventh-grader at Dear Creek Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma, lost his vision at age five. His family later learned… Read More


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UTHSC Food Court Reopens Today, Brings New Vendors to Medical District

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The food court at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center reopened for business today, bringing several local food vendors to the campus and the surrounding Memphis Medical District. Coletta’s and Power Life Smoothies & Eats are now serving customers. Southern Hands will open Tuesday and Soi No. 9 is expected to open the first week… Read More


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UTHSC and Memphis VA Key Participants in National Study Showing Link Between Low Blood Pressure and Reduced Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center were part of the SPRINT MIND (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Memory and Cognition IN Decreased Hypertension) multisite clinical trial, which released study findings today showing that intensive lowering of blood pressure reduced the risk of mild… Read More