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320 Children Provided Free Backpacks and Health Care Resources During Back To School Family Affair at UTHSC

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More than 320 students received free medical screenings, immunizations, and health information Saturday at the 31st annual Back to School Family Affair put on by Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Faculty, staff, and students from multiple colleges at UTHSC were on hand, to offer oral health education, eye… Read More


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Clinical Trials Network Advancing Health Care for Tennesseans

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Just one year since its inception, the Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2) has secured contracts to work with nine clinical sites across the state and has enrolled over 20 Tennesseans as patients in their trials. The innovative clinical trials network aims to provide new therapeutics and medical devices with the overarching goal of improving… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Honor Officers During Awards Ceremony

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UTHSC Campus Police recognized and honored several officers today during the Campus Police Awards Ceremony. Four officers were promoted. Daniel Hargrow, Charles Gutelius, and Wesley Nelson were promoted to sergeant, and Sergeant William Gray was promoted to detective. Two security officers, Gloria Otuagoma and Jacoby Woodard, were sworn in. UTHSC Campus Police also presented appreciation… Read More


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Christopher Finch Named Chair of Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at UTHSC

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Christopher Finch, PharmD, as chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science for the college. Dr. Finch will begin his new role on July 8. He will… Read More


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Elizabeth Hall Named Director of Assessment for the UTHSC College of Pharmacy

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Elizabeth Hall, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, has been named director of assessment for the College of Pharmacy by Dawn Havrda, PharmD, interim chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science and associate dean for academic affairs. Starting July 1, Dr. Hall will be responsible for leading and managing the college’s assessment activities and manage… Read More


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Kara Caruthers of UTHSC Honored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women

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Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C, assistant program director and associate professor in the Physician Assistant (PA) program in the UTHSC College of Medicine, was recently honored by the Memphis chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women during the group’s President’s Awards Ceremony. She received the organization’s 2019 President’s Award for Excellence in Health.… Read More


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Free Services Worth $75,000 Provided at Third-Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon

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The third-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center gave 24 patients the gift of sight Saturday. This year’s efforts were led by Kourtney Houser, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute, and Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC. Patients from… Read More


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Kenneth Ataga, MD, Co-Authors Paper on Potential New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

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Newly published results from a multinational study co-authored by Kenneth Ataga, MD, director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the Memphis Consortium for Sickle Cell Disease and Non-Malignant Hematology Research, indicated voxelotor, a novel experimental drug for sickle cell disease, reduced anemia and boosted… Read More