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Increases in HOPE Scholarships, Historic UT Investments Among Those Included in FY 22-23 State Budget

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The Tennessee General Assembly has passed its FY 22-23 budget, which includes funding for student scholarships, salary increases for higher education employees across the state, plus millions in new investments for campuses and institutes within the University of Tennessee System. “We are incredibly thankful for Gov. Bill Lee and our Tennessee General Assembly’s continued leadership… Read More


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UTHSC Giving Day 2022 Set for April 26

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its second UTHSC Giving Day on April 26. This 24-hour campaign encourages students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to support the university with financial contributions of any size. The goal of UTHSC Giving Day 2022 is 750 gifts. Donations can be made to support a specific college… Read More


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UTHSC Supports 2022 Mid-South Heart Walk

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a tradition of raising money and awareness for the American Heart Association through the annual Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash. This year,  UTHSC has set a goal to raise $10,000 for the 2022 Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash. Currently, UTHSC has five teams participating… Read More


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UTHSC Students, Faculty Serve in Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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Hours before sunrise, people from every corner of the region were quietly standing in line, waiting to see a dentist in the annual Mid-South Mission of Mercy free clinic at Bellevue Baptist Church, April 1-2. Among the hundreds of dentists who volunteer each year are dozens of faculty and students from the University of Tennessee… Read More


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College of Medicine launches LEAP to increase diversity in medical education

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With its new Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine aims to produce a group of more diverse physicians in the future In March, 35 high school students participated in the full-day inaugural event designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in medicine.… Read More


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Chandra Alston Named Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at UTHSC

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Chandra Alston

Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Alston has served as associate vice chancellor of HR since 2013, shortly after taking over as interim director after the previous retired on short notice in 2012. At the time, Dr. Alston was… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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Women’s History Month Luncheon Pays Tribute to Female Members of UTHSC Campus Police

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From left, Lieutenant Celia Tisby, Vice Chancellor for Human Relations Chandra Alston, EdD, and Officer Veronica Jones were at the Women's History Lunch on Tuesday. Each guest received a yellow rose.

“Know your worth, step into your power, know your grace, and bring other women along.” That was the message Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, presented Tuesday at the 2022 Women’s History Month Luncheon on the Memphis campus. The luncheon in the library of the… Read More