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UTHSC Promotes Community Health at Block Party for Peace

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Colleges of Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy provided health care services during the 13th annual Block Party for Peace last month. Founded by Tennessee Representative Antonio Parkinson, the annual event focuses on peace, community empowerment, education, and living a healthy lifestyle in the North Memphis… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Second Successful Harbin Summer Research Program

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For the second year, PhD students from Harbin Medical University in China spent time this summer in research labs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The UTHSC Harbin Summer Research Program brought five graduate students from China to spend a month on the Memphis campus. “Our intent was to give them an experience… Read More


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A Distinguished Past, A Bright Future

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Check out the latest issue of the UTHSC Medicine Magazine. In this issue you’ll meet the new dean for the College of Medicine, Dr. Scott E. Strome, and learn about his vision for the college; discover how our students are helping the global and local community, and learn about some of our illustrious alumni.


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September National Suicide Prevention Month, Memphis Crisis Center Always on Call

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016 and more than 30 percent in half the states during that time, making suicide a leading cause of death in the United States. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but the Memphis Crisis… Read More


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UTHSC To Participate In Ride To Fight On! September 15

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Fourth-year medical student Peter Ketch got involved The Ride to Fight On! during his first year of medical school, after hearing about the West Cancer Center’s mission. “Professors, older students, and some physicians talked about it a lot and how much fun the event day was, so I had to sign up,” he said. “Each… Read More


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UTHSC Launches #takecare Campaign to Promote Student Emotional Health and Well-Being

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will kick off a new #takecare campaign Wednesday designed to support the physical and emotional health and well-being of its students. The campaign is a key component of a campus-wide initiative launched earlier this year focusing on the mental health and resilience of students. Adopted after consultation and… Read More


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Campus Police to Host Crisis Management Training on August 31

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UTHSC Campus Police will host a free workshop August 31 to train educators, administrators, and safety officers to deal with crisis situations and to safely reunite students with their parents and loved ones after a crisis is over. The Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method Train-the-Trainer Workshop, taught by John Michael Keyes, will take place at… Read More


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Sarah Caldwell Receives $3,000 Scholarship From the Professional Network Network on Aging

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For the second year in a row, a UTHSC occupational therapy (OT) student has been awarded a one time, $3,000 scholarship from the Professional Network on Aging, a community organization dedicated to assisting the geriatric population in Memphis. In addition to the scholarship, recipients also received a one-year membership to the organization. This year’s recipient,… Read More