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Pro Bono Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center to Open at UTHSC in Memory of OT Student Who Died in 2015

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Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died in her sleep in January 2015 at age 21. Her parents, Randy and Katrina Stevens of Batesville, Arkansas, wanted to honor her memory, and approached her instructors about starting a scholarship in their daughter’s name.… Read More


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Postdoctoral Fellow Lynda Wilmott of UTHSC Receives $52,500 Grant to Study Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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Lynda Wilmott, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at UTHSC, has received a $52,500 grant from the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to study Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


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Graduate Assistant Kevin Hope of UTHSC Receives $100,000 Grant for Epilepsy, Autism Research

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Kevin Hope, a graduate assistant in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $100,000 from the Dup15q Alliance. The award will be used to study 15q Duplication, a syndrome that is caused by duplications in a chromosomal region that typically results… Read More


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UTHSC’s 2015 Winter Graduation Sends 162 New Health Care Professionals into the Workforce; Provides Special Moment for Mother/Daughter Nurses

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When one student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) accepted her diploma Dec. 11, she enjoyed an extra special touch: She accepted it from her mom. Natalie Amagliani, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, was handed her diploma by her mother, Teresa Britt, who not only works for UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC Graduates 162 Health Care Professionals on December 11

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On Friday, December 11, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 162 health care professionals. The winter commencement ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Memphis Cook Convention Center. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, will preside over the ceremony, give the charge to the graduates and… Read More


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Reactivated BSN Program Gets High Marks From Members of Inaugural Graduating Class, as Second Class Prepares to Graduate

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If you had told Joshua Light a few years ago that he would have a nursing degree and a good job at a Memphis hospital by the time he was 23, he probably would not have believed you. The former sales associate from Bartlett was among the first graduates of the reactivated Bachelor of Science… Read More


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UTHSC’s “VETS Campus” Status Well Deserved, Student Military Veterans Say

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First-year medical student Robert Beveridge didn’t need a door prize to tell him he’s a winner. The former Navy Hospital Corpsman from Monticello, Georgia, won a gift for attending a recent ceremony marking the new status for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as a “VETS Campus.” The designation recognizes UTHSC’s work to… Read More


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Tennessee Smiles Oral Health Outreach Initiative at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Screens More Than 400 People in Past 12 Months

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Tennessee Smiles, a grassroots oral health outreach initiative at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is continuing its efforts to provide community dental services and educate adults and children on oral health care. The program, operated through the UTHSC College of Dentistry, provided dental screenings at churches, elementary schools and other organizations in the greater… Read More