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UTHSC Hosting Events for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week May 2-8

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is recognizing National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week May 2-8 with a series of virtual and in-person events that are free to the community. This year’s theme is “Flip the Script.” The Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth and the Office of Community Health Engagement in the… Read More


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UTHSC Participating in Statewide Research to Prevent COVID-19 Disparities and Improve Health Outcomes Among Underserved Tennesseans

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are participating in a project to improve COVID-19 health outcomes among underserved Tennesseans. The Tennessee Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities was established in response to the National Institutes of Health nationwide CEAL initiative. The $1 million statewide effort is being led by Meharry Medical… Read More


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Seven Students Honored During 2021 Black Student Association Awards Ceremony and Presentation

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  The Black Student Association at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center held its 29th annual Awards Ceremony and Presentation Friday, February 26. Due to the pandemic, the virtual event was broadcast on the university’s YouTube channel. Started in 1992, the event celebrates and honors the accomplishments of African American students at UTHSC. It is an… Read More


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UTHSC Plans Activities May 3-9 for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a series of activities in recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 3-9. The theme of the week is “Bringing Children’s Mental Health into Focus 2020: Perfect Vision 20/20.” Altha Stewart, MD, senior associate dean for Community Health Engagement, associate professor of psychiatry,… Read More


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Stewart Honored As Memphis Legend By Healing Center

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Altha J. Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was named a Memphis Legend by the Healing Center Baptist Church in Memphis . The Oakhaven-based church is led by Bishop William Young and his wife, Pastor… Read More


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Stewart Receives James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award from the Memphis Child Advocacy Center

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  Altha Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the James G. Hughes Community Advocate Award from the Memphis Child Advocacy Center as a part of their Honors Day Celebration, which was held September 29… Read More


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Annual Suicide Prevention Conference Taking Place at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host the Memphis Healing Center’s 8th annual Suicide and the Black Church Conference on June 14 from 1-4 p.m., and June 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Student-Alumni Center located at 800 Madison Avenue. “I Survived and So Can You” is this year’s theme… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Strategic Planning Session to Discuss Ways to Improve Local Juvenile Justice System

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Altha Stewart, MD, director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at UTHSC, hosted a two-day strategic planning session for local leaders and juvenile justice professionals aimed at improving services for young people in the Shelby County justice system. The conference addressed the… Read More