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Student Appreciation Day Reignited with a Warm Welcome

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For the first time in two years, students gathered in person for a day dedicated just to them. There was good food, games, giveaways, and music. Thanks to the Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE), students were able to spend a couple of hours unwinding and relaxing, a welcome respite as the end… Read More


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UTHSC Supports 2022 Mid-South Heart Walk

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a tradition of raising money and awareness for the American Heart Association through the annual Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash. This year,  UTHSC has set a goal to raise $10,000 for the 2022 Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash. Currently, UTHSC has five teams participating… Read More


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UTHSC Students, Faculty Serve in Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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Hours before sunrise, people from every corner of the region were quietly standing in line, waiting to see a dentist in the annual Mid-South Mission of Mercy free clinic at Bellevue Baptist Church, April 1-2. Among the hundreds of dentists who volunteer each year are dozens of faculty and students from the University of Tennessee… Read More


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College of Medicine launches LEAP to increase diversity in medical education

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With its new Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine aims to produce a group of more diverse physicians in the future In March, 35 high school students participated in the full-day inaugural event designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in medicine.… Read More


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Chandra Alston Named Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at UTHSC

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Chandra Alston

Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Alston has served as associate vice chancellor of HR since 2013, shortly after taking over as interim director after the previous retired on short notice in 2012. At the time, Dr. Alston was… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing’s Doctoral Program Ranked 27th By U.S. News & World Report

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UTHSC College of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are ranked No 27 by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has been ranked No. 27 by U.S. News & World Report for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in the magazine’s Best Graduate Schools list for 2023. This ranking places the college in the top 7 percent of all DNP programs nationwide, ranked and… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Ranked No. 26 for Primary Care By U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine is ranked No. 26 for primary care in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Grad Schools Ranking. Out of 124 institutions ranked by the publication, UTHSC’s College of Medicine tied for No. 26 with East Carolina University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the… Read More