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College of Dentistry Give Kids A Smile Day 2019 Provides Free Dental Services Valued at $20,798

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On Thursday, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry welcomed 85 students from the Fields Roads and Whitehaven middle school campuses of Freedom Preparatory Academy for their annual Give Kids A Smile Day. Dentistry and dental hygiene students with supervision by faculty performed 958 free dental procedures valued at $20,798. This year… Read More


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#TakeCare Campaign Continues to Aid Student Mental Health and Self-Care

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Second-year UTHSC medical student Michael Brunner knew medical school would be one of the most difficult challenges he would ever face, but until he actually started attending, he didn’t understand how much his mental and emotional health could also be affected. Thanks to UTHSC’s #takecare initiative, he and other students are getting some relief, while… Read More


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Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Raise Almost $5,000 to Grant Wish for Young Boy

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The Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Department in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised almost $5,000 to grant a special wish for an Oklahoma boy. Teague Niebrugge, a seventh-grader at Dear Creek Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma, lost his vision at age five. His family later learned… Read More


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UTHSC Food Court Reopens Today, Brings New Vendors to Medical District

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The food court at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center reopened for business today, bringing several local food vendors to the campus and the surrounding Memphis Medical District. Coletta’s and Power Life Smoothies & Eats are now serving customers. Southern Hands will open Tuesday and Soi No. 9 is expected to open the first week… Read More


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Student National Medical Association to Host Dream BIG Conference January 19

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Christian Salcedo, a second-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has volunteered in the past for Dream BIG, a free community outreach conference for Shelby County middle and high school students. This year, however, he helped plan the event and is excited to see what comes of it. Now in… Read More


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COM Students Offer Help to the Homeless

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When UTHSC medical students discovered there was no service organization on campus that focused on the homeless community in Memphis, they sprang into action. They created Memphis Street Health, a community health initiative that provides health care education and access to the homeless. “Our vision is to seek out homeless individuals on the streets of… Read More


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M4 Hannah Ashitey Has A Passion for Helping Others

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  Hannah Ashitey has a passion to assist the underserved. When the fourth-year medical student was growing up in Ghana, West Africa, she became involved as a volunteer with several nonprofit organizations. This led her to develop a passion for female reproductive health, and eventually to pursue a career in medicine. Although Ghana has one… Read More


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CRNA Concentration Grows as Attractive, Affordable Option

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The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) concentration is available at UTHSC through the College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and continues to grow. Fifty-eight students are now enrolled in the nurse anesthesia concentration. “The CRNA profession is very valuable,” said Dwayne Accardo, DNP, CRNA, program director of the CON’s nurse anesthesia concentration.… Read More