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UTHSC College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Ranked No. 23 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was recently ranked 23rd in the country for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools listing by U.S. News & World Report. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program received the recognition among 552 nursing schools with master’s… Read More


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$39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation Opens May 11 at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center opens a new chapter in health care education in Tennessee and beyond on May 11, when the ribbon is cut on its new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). The 45,000-square-foot, world-class building at 26 South Dunlap is dedicated to education, research, and professional… Read More


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Department of Physical Therapy to Host Spring PT Day April 23

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Students from other disciplines at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will get to learn about physical therapy (PT) and its impact on health care during the Department of Physical Therapy’s 2018 Spring PT Day on April 23. The event will be on Monday, April 23 in the General Education Building B104 from 10:30… Read More


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BSN Student Honored by Veteran Group for Academic Achievement, Determination

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Many people at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will recognize Megan Janssen from her time in Information Technology Services, where she worked with the educational technology team and as a project coordinator with the Project Management Office. They might not know that she is a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Alumna Addressing Unmet Need in Dentistry

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Misha Garey, DDS, stepped right in when Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga needed a full-time dentist for its clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2007 University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry alumna, who moved to Portland, Oregon, shortly after graduating, did not initially realize the impact she would have by serving… Read More


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SGAEC President Lee Pribyl Determined to Make a Difference

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Most graduate students are primarily concerned with getting their degree. But Lee Pribyl has added a larger goal to his time as a graduate student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Pribyl certainly wants to walk away from UTHSC with his degree. However, as President of the Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC),… Read More


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Fourth-Year Dental Student Glad He Chose Profession

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It’s a confidence thing, according to Bryan Goodman, who is in his last year of dentistry school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and it’s what excites him the most about becoming a dentist. “When patients are in my chair, I joke a lot with them, and that interaction is important to me,… Read More


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Physical Therapy Student Inspired by ‘Best Friend’ to Help Seniors

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Charquita Lightfoot’s best friend influenced her to choose a career in physical therapy. “I used to call my grandfather my best friend,” she said. “When my grandfather was in the hospital and I saw how he benefited from inpatient physical therapy, it really drove me to want to be in the profession.” Now, a second-year… Read More