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Chief Medical Officer for Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital an Experienced Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician

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For Amik Sodhi, MD, MPH, the coronavirus pandemic has been a crash course in battling an unprecedented adversary. A pulmonologist and interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Sodhi and her colleagues have for the past few months been front and… Read More


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UTHSC to Provide COVID-19 Testing for UofM Students This Fall

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is partnering with the University of Memphis (UofM) to provide COVID-19 testing for UofM students returning to campus this fall. The partnership between two of the city’s major academic institutions is an extension of previous successful research, education, and community outreach collaborations. The testing for students will… Read More


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UTHSC Nurse Leader Honored And Humbled to Be Chief Nursing Officer for Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital

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Terri Stewart, MSN, RN, retired once as a chief nursing officer (CNO), but she has been called upon to take on the CNO role again as Memphis prepares an alternate-care hospital to accommodate a possible surge in the COVID-19 pandemic. Stewart is a nursing instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of… Read More


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UTHSC Emergency Medicine Physician Ready to Lead Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital

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Richard Walker, MD, has never been one to back away from emergency situations. Before attending medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he served with the local Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. As a technical search specialist and later a rescue officer,… Read More


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Virus Hunter: UTHSC’s Colleen Jonsson Seeks Answers to Treat Deadly Viruses, Including COVID-19

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It’s 105 degrees in June in the jungle of Paraguay, and Colleen Jonsson and her students are hunting a killer. They’re sweating under heavy biosafety gear and working in a makeshift lab set up on the porch of a house owned by the World Wildlife Federation. Their elusive prey is the hantavirus, a rodent-borne disease… Read More


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UTHSC Advisory Board Holds Virtual Meeting

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board met virtually on Friday, May 15. Topics discussed at the meeting, which was conducted via Zoom, included a report by Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, detailing the university’s plan for a gradual and safe “return” to campus by fall, UTHSC’s Fiscal 2021 budget, and an overview… Read More


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Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital Construction Complete, UTHSC Poised to Manage Operations

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Richard Walker, MD, chair of emergency medicine and director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, watched Monday as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers handed off the newly completed alternate-care hospital in the former Commercial Appeal Building on Union Avenue to state and local leaders for… Read More


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UTHSC Nursing Student Serves on COVID-19 Front Line in New York City

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Amber Gordon, RN, just completed 21 straight days of 12-hour shifts serving as a nurse in one of the hospitals that was hardest-hit by COVID-19 – Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. Gordon, of Memphis, is a registered nurse and a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the University of Tennessee… Read More