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UTHSC Dentistry Student Selected As New SGAEC President

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Third-year UTHSC College of Dentistry student Sonali Demla thinks training during the pandemic will make her a better dentist in the future. “As third-year dentistry students, we have been given the green light to begin seeing our own patients, and getting to experience that has been amazing,” Demla said. “There have been lots of changes in the… Read More


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UTHSC Student’s Data Application Influencing Health Care Outcomes During Pandemic

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Leigh McCormack, an online PhD student in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is using her technology startup to make a difference in health care outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. McCormack, who is focusing her studies on health policy in the Health Informatics and Information Management program, is… Read More


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Medicine Magazine: Leading the Way

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The latest issue of Medicine Magazine highlights the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. In this issue you’ll discover research teams who are actively developing new testing platforms and vaccines approaches for COVID-19. You’ll also have the opportunity to read about and learn about the many ways faculty, staff, and students are leading the way… Read More


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UTHSC To Host Third Coronavirus Online Symposium

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its third Online Coronavirus Symposium September 15 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT. The “Coronavirus Symposium – Clinical Care” is free and open to health care practitioners and the public via Zoom. The event is sponsored by the UTHSC Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. It… Read More


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UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Offering Telehealth Services

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The UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC), a student-run, pro bono, pediatric occupational therapy clinic, is offering therapy via telehealth, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The center was founded in 2016 in memory of OT student Rachel Kay Stevens, who died suddenly after starting her training at UTHSC. The clinic serves underinsured… Read More


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PhD Candidate Speaks ‘Kiddo’ to Help Young Patients Communicate

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While she was an undergraduate student, Amanda Simmons spent most of her time taking center stage as a vocal performance major. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she performed and studied music and vocal pedagogy. Now, as a PhD candidate in the Speech and Hearing Science Program in the Department of Audiology… Read More


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UTHSC Dental Clinics Provide Care Statewide

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  Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, toured the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Union City Dental Clinic on Friday. The clinic is one of three operated by the UTHSC College of Dentistry to provide necessary dental services to the underinsured and uninsured across the state from Union City in… Read More


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$1 Million Grant to Aid Work with Hearing Impaired Children

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Faculty members in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have received a $1.08 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will allow graduate students to receive… Read More