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Leilani Collins Retiring from UTHSC

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“Never stop learning.” This is the final message that accomplished medical technologist and educator Leilani “Lani” Collins would like to share with her students as she transitions into retirement. Collins, who has served in her profession for more than four decades, is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the College… Read More


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David C. Mills, Sr., Named Director of Government Relations for UTHSC

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“Memphis has more potential or promise than any city in America, and I want to be part of shaping its destiny,” said David C. Mills, Sr., the new director of government relations at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Mills comes to the university with more than three decades of work as a lobbyist… Read More


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Panda Named Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians- London

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Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, assistant dean for Medical Education and professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine in Chattanooga, has been named a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) – London. She will be recognized at the Royal College of Physicians 500th Anniversary Reception during their 2018… Read More


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Memphis Crisis Center Seeks Hotline Volunteers

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The Memphis Crisis Center, the area’s free, 24/7 crisis intervention hotline for almost 50 years, is seeking volunteers to answer calls. In the past five years, the center has handled more than 100,000 calls from Mid-Southerners suffering from all types of mental distress, said Mike LaBonte, executive director. Approximately 8,000 of those were suicide calls.… Read More


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Hamer Recognized By the West Tennessee Highway Safety Enforcement Initiative

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Officer James Hamer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Campus Police Department was recognized by the West Tennessee Highway Safety Enforcement Initiative for his dedication in the areas of speed and seatbelt enforcement in the medical district. He received an award during the organization’s quarterly meeting earlier this month in Denmark, Tennessee,… Read More


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Kumar and Wu Win RHAT Poster Contest; Emphasize Importance of Interprofessional Education

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Sajeesh Kumar, PhD, and Lin Wu, MLIS, AHIP, of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) won the faculty division award at the 2017 Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHAT) Annual Poster Contest. The contest was a part of RHAT’s 23rd annual Rural Health Conference, which was held in November in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.… Read More


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Womack Receives Laureate Award From The American College of Physicians

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Catherine Womack, MD, FACP, assistant dean of Student Affairs, interim chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and co-chief of the Division of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennnessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Laureate Award, from the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). She… Read More


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Zachry’s Occupational Therapy Blog Ranked 26th By Feedspot

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Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, chair and assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been recognized by Feedspot as having one of the top 75 occupational therapy (OT) blogs on the web. Her blog was ranked 26th by Feedspot. Dr.… Read More