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UTHSC Adopts Innovative Model for Student Mental Health Services

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When third-year medical student Hannah Ashitey was preparing for a major exam, she turned to the Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI) for help with her studies. Ashitey got more than just academic assistance, and she believes the help made a big difference in her success. “I went to SASSI and was… Read More


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$22,188 Worth of Free Dental Services Provided by the UTHSC College of Dentistry at Give Kids a Smile Day

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently participated in the American Dental Association’s annual Give Kids a Smile Day. Partnering with Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, the College of Dentistry provided 1,105 procedures to more than 80 children valued at $22,188. Give Kids a Smile Day was launched in… Read More


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UT Research Foundation Announces Maturation Fund Recipients for 2018

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Improved poultry feeders, treatments for ophthalmic and renal diseases, human and veterinary diagnostic tests, and a novel treatment for canine infections are among the recipients of this year’s maturation funding from the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF). Four teams affiliated with  the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) received funding. They are: •… Read More


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Student National Medical Association to Host Dream Big Conference January 13

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More than 40 middle and high school students are expected to attend a conference Saturday, January 13, sponsored by the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and designed to mentor them by sharpening their social, cultural, and professional skills. The third annual Dream Big conference will be… Read More


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College of Nursing Receives Prestigious Grant for Second Year To Train Future Nurse Educators

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For the second year, the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been selected to receive the Future of Nursing Scholars Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). UTHSC is among only 31 schools selected to receive the grant. The grant will allow the selected schools to provide a… Read More


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Expanded Regional Tuition Program Opens College of Pharmacy to More Students

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  Rebecca Wahrmund of Morrilton, Arkansas, had reluctantly decided that the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was out of her reach financially. Though UTHSC was her first choice, she was all set to attend another institution to get her pharmacy degree. However, a new financial incentive introduced last spring… Read More


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140 New Health Care Professionals Graduating at UTHSC Winter Commencement

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The health care workforce will welcome approximately 140 new professionals as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center conducts its Winter Commencement on Thursday, December 14. The graduates include seven from the College of Dentistry, 10 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 23 from the College of Health Professions, 30 from the College of… Read More


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UTHSC’s Registered Nurse First Assistant Program Features State-of-The-Art Simulation Training

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A new program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center educates nurses to work alongside surgeons in the operating room performing surgical procedures, including suturing, tissue handling, and controlling bleeding. The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Program, the first of its kind in Tennessee and one of only a… Read More