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UTHSC’s Role in Back-to-School Health Fair Reflects Commitment to Help Community

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The annual Back-to-School Family Affair Event is extremely important to the entire UT Health Science Center family, Pamela Houston, director of the Office of Special Events and Community Affairs at UTHSC, said after the most recent one held last weekend. Sponsored by Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition, the 28th annual… Read More


Communications and Marketing Department Receives Two Awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association

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UTHSC’s Communications and Marketing department recently took home two awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA). The department was awarded first place, gold, in the specialty item category for the UTHSC Mid-South Heart Walk T-Shirt and third place, bronze, in the printed newsletter category for The Record. The TCPRA awards, which were presented… Read More


Physician Assistant Studies has New Chair, New Home

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As of July 1, the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will have a new leader and a new home. Stephanie Storgion, MD, FAAP, FCCM, will chair the department, as it moves from the College of Health Professions, where it started two years ago, to the… Read More


Drs. Mike McDonald, Francesca-Fang Liao Receive $1 Million to Study Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a $1 million grant to study a genetic therapy that one day may offer a way to slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Mike McDonald, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Francesca-Fang Liao,… Read More


Campus Recreation Offers Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

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An interest in an active lifestyle is key to enjoying the outdoors. To help faculty, staff and students enjoy the outdoors, equipment for UTHSC’s Outdoor Recreation program was completely upgraded in 2015, thanks to funding by the Student Government Association Executive Council. Equipment rentals range from tents and backpacks to paddle boards and wetsuits.  Along… Read More


UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department Receives Two Awards for Alumni Magazines in International Competition

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Two magazines produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC have won Hermes Creative Awards. The winter 2016 College of Medicine magazine received a Platinum Award, the highest honor; and the fall 2015 College of Pharmacy magazine received a Gold Award in the publications, magazine category.  Both the College of Medicine and College of… Read More


Student Government Association Executive Council Honors Faculty and Student Leaders at Awards Banquet

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A total of 12 UTHSC faculty members were honored with one of the most prestigious awards that can be granted from students to a faculty member, the SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award. The honorees were recognized at this year’s SGAEC Awards Banquet held at the Student Alumni Center on May 3. The annual awards ceremony… Read More


UTHSC Shows Civic Pride, School Spirit with RedBall Project

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New York artist Kurt Perschke was smiling as he stood in front of the Student Alumni Center at UTHSC at noon Monday and watched people interact with his work. Perschke is the creator of the RedBall Project, a unique art installation in the form of a 250-pound red, inflated ball that has traveled the globe. It… Read More