People: Staff News


UTHSC’s Teaching and Learning Center Plans Events, Boosts Profile

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The Teaching and Learning Center at UTHSC has ambitious aims: To help teachers teach, and students learn. “We will branch into all areas of teaching and learning here at UTHSC,” said Karen Shader, PhD, who joined UTHSC in January as the center’s associate director. The Teaching and Learning Center will host an open house with… Read More


College of Dentistry Opens Clinics; Extends Statewide Reach

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For the College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center, you could call 2015 “the year of the dental clinics, and 2016 “the year of statewide reach.” Last year, the college opened the doors of two dental clinics to serve the working poor in communities at either end of the state – Union City in… Read More


New Personal Safety Features Coming to Campus

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There’s a threatening situation at a business near your building, but you miss the notification because you’re away from your UTHSC email. You’re walking across campus alone at night, wishing you had someone with you. You’re headed to the parking garage, and realize no one else is around. Two new security features coming to UTHSC… Read More


UT President Joe DiPietro Gives First State of UT Address; System is Strong and Accomplishing More Every Day

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The state of the University of Tennessee is as strong as the depth and breadth of its impact, UT President Joe DiPietro said in his first-ever State of the University address Tuesday, February 16. Before a capacity live crowd and hundreds more watching a streaming webcast, DiPietro also declared UT’s position on recent issues. “Despite… Read More


Pro Bono Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center to Open at UTHSC in Memory of OT Student Who Died in 2015

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Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died in her sleep in January 2015 at age 21. Her parents, Randy and Katrina Stevens of Batesville, Arkansas, wanted to honor her memory, and approached her instructors about starting a scholarship in their daughter’s name.… Read More


UTHSC Promotes Wellness on Campus Through ‘Healthy Living’ Program

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J. Lee Taylor,  director of Campus Recreation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, stood in front of a room of people and asked what seemed like a simple question. “How many of you would like to lose weight?” Every hand went up. Then, he asked the hard question. “Now, how many of you… Read More


Forensic Odontologist Dr. Holland Maness is the New Administrative Director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

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Holland Maness, DMD, hit the ground running as the new administrative director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC). Her first day was Nov. 2, 2015, and she faced a capital budget deadline, plus a deadline for the center’s annual validation of accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners. Both deadlines were met,… Read More


New West Cancer Center Opens, Bringing ‘New Day’ in Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Cancer Care to Mid-South

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The East Campus location of West Cancer Center is “our chance to reinvent care for the high disease burden that cancer inflicts on our citizens,” David Stern, MD, the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), said Tuesday at the opening ceremony for the… Read More