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UTHSC College of Nursing, Southwest Tennessee Community College Open Health Center on Southwest’s Union Avenue Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing and Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC) launched a free health resource center for STCC students, faculty, and staff at a ribbon-cutting Nov. 8. The Health Education and Lifestyle Promotion (HELP) Center is a collaboration of the UTHSC College of Nursing and STCC. The HELP… Read More


Study Led by Fellow Shows Heart Health Risks of ‘Die-Hard’ Sports Fans

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Miguel Maturana, MD, was introduced to the sports world when his father took him to a soccer game at an early age. Witnessing the emotions of his father and other spectators in the stadium sparked his curiosity of the emotional impact of athletics. Dr. Maturana earned his medical degree from the University of Valparaíso, Chile,… Read More


Nursing Magazine Demonstrates College’s Achievements in Expanding Health Care Access

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Nursing Magazine showcases the innovative ways the college has reached into communities across Tennessee and the Mid-South region with new partnerships, new pathways for students, and new rural outreach programs. Going Mobile See how the new UTHSC Nursing Mobile Health Unit has begun to increase access to… Read More


CHIPS Wins 2023 Innovation Award

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The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was one of five recipients of the 2023 Innovation Awards presented today by Inside Memphis Business magazine and Memphis Magazine. CHIPS was recognized for putting Memphis and Tennessee on the map for cutting-edge simulation training across all health… Read More


2023 Norfleet Forum to Focus on Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

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The 2023 Frank Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health is set for Friday, October 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Held for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, this prestigious health forum will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) in health care and how it… Read More


Second UTHSC Family Campaign Surpasses Donor Goal

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During the second UTHSC Family Campaign, Security Officer Veronica Jones had a goal to share her love for the university and for giving back. Jones served as a campaign captain for the Campus Police Department, tasked with inspiring her colleagues in the department and across the university to make a gift of any size and… Read More


Promoting Health and Literacy: UTHSC’s Pediatric Dental Clinics Provide Free Books for Patients

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When children attend their appointments at the pediatric dental clinics associated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry, they can receive not only care for their teeth, but also enrichment for their minds. Through a program by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation called A Book Just for Me, the clinic is… Read More


Women’s Resource Group Walks to Empower Others in Annual Dress for Success Event

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The UTHSC Women’s Resource Group raised $2,800 during their recent Dress for Success Memphis Power Walk event. The event featured music, food, a make-over wardrobe reveal, inspirational talks by UTHSC faculty and staff, and a fitness walk. “When I came here and saw they had a gym, I knew our premise of mental health and… Read More