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ITS Undergoes “Digital Transformation” to Improve Technology Efficiency on Campus

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The Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is in the process of a digital transformation to make work on campus easier for faculty, students, and staff through the use of technology. UTHSC TechConnect, a new IT service site, launched today as the replacement for the UTHSC Footprints… Read More


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Chief Information Security Officer Dennis Leber Honored by National Security Leaders

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Dennis E. Leber, PhD, assistant vice chancellor and chief information security officer for Information Technology Services at UTHSC, has been named to the inaugural Top 100 CISOs (C100) listing by CISO Connect. Honorees were selected among distinguished security leaders across the U.S. by the CISO Board of Judges.


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Toni Whitaker Receives $3.1 Million For UTHSC’s LEND Program

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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor’s efforts to improve health outcomes in children with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Toni Whitaker, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and division chief for Developmental Pediatrics in the UTHSC… Read More


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The Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine Rebrands To Reflect Statewide Reach

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A cutting-edge University of Tennessee Health Science Center institute, the Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine, is rebranding to reflect its growing reach across the state. Effective this month, it will be known as the Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) in recognition of new statewide partners. As part of the rebranding, Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD,… Read More


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Ugochi Ogu, MD, and Team Discover Novel Variant of Sickle Cell Disease

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Ugochi Ogu, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and her team have discovered a novel variant of sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that results in the production of abnormal hemoglobin in the blood. Two abnormal copies… Read More


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UT System Launches Search for UTHSC Chancellor

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The University of Tennessee System has launched the search for the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, announced his retirement on June 1. He plans to serve until June 30, 2022, or until a successor is on board. “The University of Tennessee Health Science Center… Read More


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Richey Appointed to UT Board of Trustees Education, Research, and Service Committee

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Phyllis Richey, PhD, a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been appointed to the Education, Research, and Service Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. She will begin serving on the committee July 1 for a one-year term. “I am truly honored to have been selected to be the… Read More


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UTHSC’s College of Nursing Receives Grant For Sickle Cell Disease Care Boot Camp for Nurses

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a $50,000 grant to develop an innovative and intensive training program for nurses who care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT), Inc., is funding the project through its Access to Excellent Care for Sickle Cell Patients (ACCEL) grant… Read More