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Dedmon Recruited to UTHSC College of Nursing to Establish Faculty Practice Program

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Diana Dedmon, DNP, FNP-BC, goes where she is needed. As a nurse practitioner, she has seen patients in settings ranging from health clinics to their own homes. Now she is bringing her commitment to health care access to her new role as assistant professor, director of Clinical Affairs, and Michael Carter Endowed Professor for the… Read More


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2019 Campus Food Drive at UTHSC Brings in 20 Boxes of Food and More Than $1,500 for the Mid-South Food Bank

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Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center donated 20 boxes of food and $1,542.97 in monetary donations to the Mid-South Food Bank as a result of the 2019 Campus Food Drive. UTHSC partners with the Mid-South Food Bank each year to host a campus food drive during the holiday season.… Read More


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Clinical Trial Led by UTHSC’s Kenneth Ataga, MD, Results in FDA Approval of New Sickle Cell Treatment

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Patients with sickle cell disease will soon have a new treatment option to reduce pain crises caused by obstructed blood flow. The FDA has approved use of the drug crizanlizumab based on the results of a clinical trial led by Kenneth Ataga, MD, Plough Foundation Endowed Chair in Sickle Cell Disease and director of the… Read More


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Dustin Fulton and Daniel Cox Selected As 2019 Campus Award Winners

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Two outstanding employees were recognized for their dedication and service to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center during the 2019 Campus Awards ceremony Thursday. Daniel Cox, an IT administrator II in the Department of Information Technology Services, won the 2019 Thomas Connell Lichterman Employee of the Year Award. Dustin Fulton, MS, associate director of… Read More


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Prescription Drug Drop Box Available for Use on Campus

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Thanks to the efforts of Generation Rx, a pharmacy student organization at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center dedicated to educating the general public about medication safety,  a prescription drug drop  box is now on campus to properly dispose of unwanted or used medications. It is located in the lobby of the UTHSC Campus… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Passes CALEA® Accreditation

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The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received formal accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). Accreditation by the organization is a highly regarded recognition of public safety excellence. The police department was awarded the recognition during the CALEA® Awards Banquet last week in Covington,… Read More


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Record-Breaking Year for UTHSC, Chancellor Schwab Reports

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UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, summed up the 2018-2019 academic year as a “record-breaking year” for the university. In his 10th-annual State of the University Address on Friday, the chancellor said the university has achieved “national-level” performance in both the education and clinical arenas, citing annual performance metrics with record graduates and revenue. He… Read More


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Women’s Resource Group Raises $500 for the Department of Children’s Services During Lunchbox Recipe Swap

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The Women’s Resource Group at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised $500 for the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) during its third-annual Recipe Swap this month. Each year, the group hosts a themed recipe swap to benefit a local charity. This year, funds raised will be used to purchase gifts for children who… Read More