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Dupont Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness and Decision Support

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Allen Dupont, PhD, MS, was selected to serve as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) new associate vice chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness and Decision Support. Dr. Dupont began his role May 1, replacing MaryAnn Clark, EdD. In his new role, Dr. Dupont will provide leadership and oversight of campus-wide and program/college efforts in… Read More


Radiology Fellow at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Publishes Journal Article Written by ChatGPT

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The use of chatbots and natural language processing technology, such as ChatGPT, has the potential to change the future of medical writing —with some caveats— says Som Biswas, MD, a Radiology fellow at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in an article published in Radiology. The published article, “ChatGPT… Read More


UTHSC Giving Day 2023 Set for April 25

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On Tuesday, April 25, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its third-annual UTHSC Giving Day, a 24-hour campaign that raises funds to support the university and its dedication to building a healthier community. The goal of UTHSC Giving Day 2023 is 1,100 gifts. “We’re looking towards our internal community — our faculty,… Read More


UTHSC Campus Police Department to Partner in the “Slow Down Tennessee” Campaign

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The Campus Police Department of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to educate and enforce traffic safety and speeding prevention in the “Slow Down Tennessee” campaign until April 28. To decrease speed-related crashes and help raise awareness of dangerous driving, the UTHSC Campus Police Department will… Read More


College of Nursing Offers Educational Conference for Those Who Care for Victims of Sexual Assault

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing is offering a free forensic nursing conference April 24-25 for sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and others who provide care for victims of sexual assault. It is called The STEP-UP Extravaganza: An Inter-professional SANE Conference. “Sexual assault is a major problem in West Tennessee, one… Read More


Valarie Fleming joins the Office of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor

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On April 1, 2023, Valarie Fleming, PhD, CCC-SLP, began her role as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs. In this role, she will provide executive leadership for, and oversight of central campus administrative units that support academic programs and faculty members across the University of Tennessee Health… Read More


Experienced Leader in Higher Education Joins UTHSC as Registrar

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Scott Summers, MSEd, joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center earlier this year as the university’s registrar. Lyndsay Pittman, MEd, who previously held the position, is now the assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. As the registrar, Summers is responsible for the integrity of academic records in enrollment verification, transcripts, correct student registration, state… Read More


Paul Wesolowski Named Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships

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After a national search, Paul J. Wesolowski, MBA, an accomplished health care leader, has been named the first-ever Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The new position reflects UTHSC’s commitment to strengthening and expanding the clinical, educational, and all strategic partnerships across the state that are vital to… Read More