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Cassandra Christiansen Named Director of School-Based Programs and Community Outreach for the College of Dentistry

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Cassandra Christiansen, RDH, MPA, EdD, associate professor and former chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named director of School-Based Programs and Community Outreach, a new position in the College of Dentistry. In this role, Dr. Christiansen, who has been with UTHSC since 1996, is… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Wins Statewide Award

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The Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) will honor a faculty member from the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the 2019 Louise Browning Political Nurse Award this week. Nancy Appling, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, ACNP-BC, who is the lead faculty for the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program (RNFA) in the College… Read More


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UTHSC Working Every Day to Improve Community’s Health, EVC Ken Brown Says

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“We’re concerned about the things that impact this community,” Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, today told members of the Executive Program Class of 2020 for Leadership Memphis. “Our work, every day, beyond education, is the overall health of the… Read More


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Hassan Aziz Receives Membership Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society for Clinical Pathology

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Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACS, MLS(ASCP)cm, associate dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs and interim chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) 2019 Membership Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented… Read More


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UTHSC and University of Memphis Researchers Receive 2019 CORNET Award For Studies on Brain Exploration in Adolescents

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Eraina Schauss, PhD, LPC-MHSP, ACS, director and founder of the Brain Center at the University of Memphis (UofM), and Khyobeni Mozhui, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), are recipients of the 2019 UTHSC/UofM CORNET Award in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research for their… Read More


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UTHSC Participates in YMCA Corporate Games

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The Young Professionals Group recently participated in the 2019 YMCA Corporate Games held September 22-28 at various locations throughout the city. The games promoted friendly competition and healthy living among Mid-South organizations. “We decided to participate in the YMCA Corporate Games because it fit perfectly within the mission and values of YPG to foster an… Read More


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UTHSC Big Participant in Recent Block Party for Peace

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined hundreds in the city of Memphis for a block party geared toward improving the quality of life for our neighbors. “The Block Party for Peace is about improving people’s quality of life through education, employment and health,” said State Representative Antonio Parkinson, founder and organizer of Block… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Welcomes Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service for Two-Day Campus Visit

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry will welcome Rear Admiral (Upper) Timothy Ricks, Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and Assistant Surgeon General of the United States, October 7 and 8 for a two-day visit on campus. “This is an incredible honor for our college and the UTHSC campus,” said James C. Ragain,… Read More