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Campus CPR and AED Training

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Campus CPR and AED Training! Register now for your FREE CPR training which includes valuable information on how to use the lifesaving automated external defibrillators (AED) devices on our campus.  Two class opportunities will be available on October 30th in the SAC Dining Hall at 9am and 1pm.  You must register at  www.uthsc.edu/hrtraining to reserve… Read More


The Top Executive Position at the UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine is Named for Alumnus and Benefactor, Dr. Robert J. Kaplan

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced that the college’s top executive position has been named after benefactor and alumnus, Dr. Robert J. Kaplan. Dr. David Stern, who has led the medical college since April 2011, is now the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the UTHSC College… Read More


Memphis Crisis Center Gets $34,060 Grant from Plough Foundation to Expand Services for Seniors in Distress

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Second Annual Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Set for Sept. 10-16  The Memphis Crisis Center, which for more than 40 years has provided support to those in distress through its volunteer-staffed crisis hotline, has received a $34,060 grant from the Plough Foundation to expand its crisis intervention services for seniors in the Mid-South. The grant… Read More


Dr. Alessandro Iannaccone featured in Memphis Medical News article on 7th Memphis VisionWalk

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Alessandro Iannaccone, MD, MS, founding Director of the Retinal Degenerations and Ophthalmic Genetics Service and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was featured in the “Memphis on the Mend” section of the August 2014 issue of the Memphis Medical News.


UTHSC Leaders Honored for Support of Army Medical Recruiters

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The United States Army 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion recognized several leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for supporting its mission to educate students about the scholarship opportunities that exist in the Army and to recruit personnel in all medical fields to join the Army as medical officers.


UTHSC’s Dr. Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO, Addresses World Korean Medical Organization on Pharmaceutical Safety Issues

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Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York City, addressing the issue of pharmaceutical supply chain safety. His participation in the international health care convention reflects… Read More


Professor Donna Hathaway of UTHSC Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Kidney Transplant Medication Research

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Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.… Read More


Inaugural Raza A. Dilawari DVP to be Held on Saturday, September 20

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The Inaugural Raza A. Dilawari Endowed Distinguished Visiting Professorship will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 8am until 1:30pm at the FedEx Institute of Technology. The topic is: Multidisciplinary Cancer Symposium: Contemporary Insights into the Management of Pancreatic Neoplasms, featuring Dr. James Yao, Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine,… Read More