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2017 UTHSC Volunteer Your Voice Camp Makes Learning Fun

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Tyler Brandt-Ogle had a blast at summer camp, and learned a lot, too. The 11-year-old from Kodak, Tennessee, went to the Volunteer Your Voice Summer Camp in Knoxville, a one-week camp for children ages 8 to 15 with speech, language, and hearing impairments. The program gives the participants a traditional camp experience, while helping them… Read More


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Graduation Day Brings Degree and Engagement Ring for Two UTHSC Scientists

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At the recent UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences spring graduation, Zongtao Lin got a PhD in medicinal chemistry and a fiancée. Dr. Lin, 29, used the time allotted to each graduate to introduce family and friends during the post-ceremony luncheon to pop the question to Xian Han, 22, a student in the Integrated Biomedical… Read More


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UTHSC Resident James Earl Corley Finds Lessons Learned as Contestant on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” Make Him a Better Physician

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Internal medicine resident James Earl Corley, MD, was charting some orders in the busy ICU at Methodist University Hospital, when a family member of a patient stuck his head out of a door and asked, “Is your name James Earl?” The physician smiled and answered in the affirmative. “We thought that was you. He loves… Read More


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Occupational Therapy Department at UTHSC to Award Posthumous Degree to Student Who Died in 2015

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In life, Rachel Kay Stevens wanted to help children as an occupational therapist. After her death, her teachers and classmates are ensuring her wish is fulfilled. Stevens, who died in January 2015 shortly after starting occupational therapy training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will receive a posthumous OT degree from the… Read More


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police Department Increases Seat Belt Enforcement During Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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  As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From May 22 to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement,… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Student Named to Prestigious Medical Research Fellows Program of Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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The summer before he started medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015, Spencer Richardson was already on the path toward his goal of becoming a physician-scientist. As a participant in the Pediatric Oncology Education Program for undergraduates and medical students at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Richardson was assigned to… Read More


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UTHSC May Graduate Emily Jones Overcomes Barriers to Become Audiologist

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At first, Emily Jones, who received a cochlear implant at the age of 8, thought it would be impossible for a deaf person to be an audiologist. Jones was diagnosed with hearing loss at 15 months old and wore hearing aids until she received the cochlear implant as a child. “What an experience that day.… Read More


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Student Clinician’s Ceremony Marks Third-Year Medical Students’ Transition into Clerkship Years

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The White Coat Ceremony is often a highlight for first-year medical students, however, another milestone ceremony takes place prior to entering their third-year, and recognizes their transitions from the classrooms into clinics. Rising third-year students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine recently celebrated this turning point during the Student Clinician’s… Read More