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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


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BSN Graduates at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Licensure Exam For Third Year

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  For the third year in a row, 100 percent of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program graduates at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt. Last year, the national pass rate was 84.5 percent, while the pass rate in the… Read More


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UTHSC to Graduate 778 New Health Care Professionals

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A total of 778 health care professionals will graduate this month from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in six separate ceremonies in Memphis and one in Knoxville. The graduates include 122 from the College of Dentistry, 31 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 242 from the College of Health Professions, 160 from… Read More


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OT Student Chairs Upcoming Art Show to Benefit Therapy Center Named in Memory of Friend Who Died

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For second-year Occupational Therapy student Shani Henley, an upcoming art show fundraiser at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has a special meaning. The show, May 9, will raise money for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center at UTHSC, a student-run, pro bono, pediatric occupational therapy center founded in 2016 in memory of… Read More