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UTHSC Students and Faculty Join Volunteers Bringing Free Dental Services to the Underserved During Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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For the second year, students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are participating in the Mid-South Mission of Mercy, a two-day free dental clinic for the underserved in Memphis and the Mid-South. It is taking place today and Saturday at Bellevue Baptist Church. The idea for the community service event… Read More


Scott Howard, MD, Named Professor and Associate Dean for Research in College of Nursing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has named Scott Howard, MD, professor and associate dean for Research for the College of Nursing. In this role, he will work with faculty members in the college to improve and increase nursing research initiatives. He will report to Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, dean, professor,… Read More


Harry Kochat, PhD, Named Director of the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Systems at UTHSC

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Harry Kochat, PhD, remembers a time early in his career when a mother and her young son, a brain tumor survivor for more than four years, came to his office to thank him for developing the cancer drug that had saved the boy’s life. It was the early ’90s, and Dr. Kochat, working for a… Read More


UTHSC’s Healthy Living Program Making Strides Against Obesity One Life at a Time

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Kathy Mathis, office manager in the Office of General Counsel, and Martin Donaldson, DDS, associate professor of pediatric dentistry and community oral health in the College of Dentistry, know how beneficial the Healthy Living Program at UTHSC can be. They are two of the program’s major success stories. Since participating in the program, Mathis has… Read More


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Named a Top Workplace in the Greater Memphis Area for Third Consecutive Year

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Greater Memphis area for the third consecutive year in The Commercial Appeal. The recognition is based solely on employee surveys conducted by Workplace Dynamics. A total of about 22,000 employees from large, medium and small workplaces, as… Read More


MaryAnn Clark Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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  MaryAnn Clark, EdD, has been named the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from New York University in pathokinesiology and… Read More


Assistant Professor Rajashekhar Gangaraju of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Stem Cell Therapeutics for Retinal Injuries

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Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD, an assistant professor in the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to develop stem cell-based therapeutics for retinal damage after traumatic brain injury, specifically in military personnel after blast injuries… Read More


Forensic Anthropologist Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, Named Director of West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

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Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, a board-certified forensic anthropologist, has been named director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Figura received his Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Michigan State University. He earned a Master of… Read More