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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Graduate 796 Health Care Professionals During Spring Commencement Ceremonies

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The six colleges at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will graduate a total of 796 health care professionals during the Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies taking place May 3 through May 25. UTHSC continues to see an upward trajectory in the number of graduates each year. Preliminary numbers for the Spring 2018 graduating class… Read More


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Master of Occupational Therapy Student Called to Serve

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Ellen Bermudez, a second-year Master of Occupational Therapy student, always knew she wanted to work with people. Fresh out of college with a degree in religion, her desire to serve and travel led her to AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in Nashville, and eventually to Nicaragua. “Through connections, I ended up in Nicaragua,”… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Event to Encourage Collaboration in Memphis Medical District

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the inaugural Memphis Medical District Healthcare Interprofessional Expo Wednesday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue. The free event is intended to highlight interprofessional collaboration and encourage teamwork by bringing together health care professionals from academic and clinical… Read More


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New UTHSC Global Surgery Institute Mobilizes to Help Around the World

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First-year medical student Janyn Quiz, 24, grew up in the Philippines and moved to the United States two years ago with her family. She is among a group of students and faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working to promote surgical mission work around the world through a newly formed UTHSC Global… Read More


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SGAEC Reflects on Faculty, Student and Staff Leadership During Awards Banquet

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The Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) showed their appreciation to faculty and staff and welcomed 146 student inductees into the prestigious Imhotep Society during their annual awards banquet held on April 18 at the Student-Alumni Center. The inductees for the Imhotep Society were comprised of members from all six of UTHSC’s colleges. SGAEC President… Read More


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UTHSC Student Pharmacists to Participate in National Drug Take Back Day April 28

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On April 28, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at University of Tennessee Health Science Center will collaborate with the Collierville and Oakland (TN) Police Departments for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day. To increase public knowledge of safe medication disposal, student pharmacists from UTHSC will be on the… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Ranked No. 23 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was recently ranked 23rd in the country for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools listing by U.S. News & World Report. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program received the recognition among 552 nursing schools with master’s… Read More


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$39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation Opens May 11 at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center opens a new chapter in health care education in Tennessee and beyond on May 11, when the ribbon is cut on its new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). The 45,000-square-foot, world-class building at 26 South Dunlap is dedicated to education, research, and professional… Read More