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UTHSC To Honor Veterans on Campus at Annual Breakfast Reception

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On Friday, November 11, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will celebrate and honor the veterans of the United States Armed Forces on campus by hosting “Honoring All Who Serve,” a Veterans Day observance. The breakfast reception will be held in the Student-Alumni Center’s O.D. Larry Dining Hall from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The… Read More


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Student Spotlights: Two Students Continue to Blaze a Trail at UTHSC

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Our students and graduates are the best, and we never miss an opportunity to share that fact. Here are the stories of two students we recently profiled: As a health care professional, helping others overcome illnesses and personal obstacles is an expected behavior. However, when you are the health care professional who can relate to… Read More


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Students Screen Record 387 Individuals During Audiology Open House

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Smokey, the University of Tennessee’s mascot, took time to have his hearing screened, along with 387 people — a record number — during a recent audiology open house hosted by the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions. The department, which is located on… Read More


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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at UTHSC Grants Wish for 5-Year-Old Girl Through Make-A-Wish Mid-South

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Students in the College of Pharmacy at UT Health Science Center got the chance to make a little girl’s dreams come true. Members of Kappa Psi, a pharmaceutical fraternity, provided a wish for 5-year-old Nicohl through Make-A-Wish Mid-South. The child, who is from Mexico, loves the movie “Frozen” and wished to go to Disney World.… Read More


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UTHSC Physical Therapy Students Bring Mobility to Children with Special Needs Through GoBabyGo! Memphis

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When Steven Reeves saw a ride-on Power Wheels dump truck last Christmas at Toys “R” Us, he tried to figure out how to rig up a safety harness so his son, Noah, 2, who has hypotonia or muscular weakness, could sit up in it and operate it. Reeves couldn’t do it. But students in the… Read More


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UT Health Science Center: Shaping the Future of Health Care Since 1911

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Editor’s Note: UTHSC had the chance to tell our story in the Aug. 29 edition of The Commercial Appeal. We are reprinting the story, along with the accompanying ad and our new campus video, all of which  spotlight the great things happening at UTHSC.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is deeply rooted… Read More


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UTHSC Medical Student Learns About Surgery in Space

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Shea Harrison, a fourth-year College of Medicine student at UT Health Science Center, can offer an interesting perspective on her chosen field. Through a research effort spearheaded by George Pantalos, PhD, a professor of surgery and bioengineering at the University of Louisville, Harrison is learning about surgery during space missions. She is participating in the… Read More


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Physical Therapy Department to Host GoBabyGo! Memphis, Bringing Mobility to Children with Special Needs Through Custom-Modified Toy Cars

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Initiative Retrofits Ride-on Toy Cars for Children with Mobility Issues; Promotes Movement, Sociability and Fun Those shiny motorized cars for sale at toy stores are off-limits to some children with mobility issues that prevent them from being able to maneuver them. But on a Saturday in September, a dozen children with limited mobility will get the… Read More