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UTHSC Launches Resources Website to Support Health Care Workers Battling COVID-19

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Health care workers are experiencing stress and burnout, after fighting COVID-19 for more than a year and and half.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a resources website designed to help health care workers and first responders take better care of themselves, after spending more than a year and a half on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. The Resources for Health Care Workers website, uthsc.edu/coronavirus/healthcare-workers-resources.php, offers links to… Read More


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UTHSC COVID-19 Vaccine Team Honored by Leadership Memphis and City and County Mayors

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Today, a special tribute was held for volunteers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center honoring them for their volunteer efforts at the Pipkin COVID-19 vaccination site. The event was held onsite at 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, and hosted by Leadership Memphis, Volunteer Memphis, City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, and Shelby County Mayor… Read More


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UTHSC Students Join Community Vaccination Workforce

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are joining volunteers from various local academic health care institutions to assist the Shelby County Health Department in the administration of second-dose COVID-19 vaccinations to the community this week. University Clinical Health (UCH), UTHSC, and the City of Memphis are collaborating in organizing the… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Play Role in Supporting Development of COVID-19 Vaccines

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have played a supporting role in the development of COVID-19 vaccines. To examine the efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during development, the company needed a way to test the inhibitory effects of the antibodies generated after vaccination on virus infection. However, to work with SARS-CoV-2 requires… Read More


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UTHSC Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Campus Community

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Shaunah Ritter, DO, an allergy and immunology Fellow at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday morning, as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center began administering it to residents, students on hospital rotations, campus first responders, and faculty who provide inpatient services. “I honestly had trouble sleeping… Read More


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Vaccines Offer ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ in Fighting COVID-19, CDC Director Says

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  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, MD, said the next few months of the pandemic will be probably the worst in the history of public health in the United States. However, vaccines on the horizon provide a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the battle against COVID-19. During a… Read More


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UTHSC Study Finds COVID-19 Hindering Academic Productivity of U.S. Faculty with Very Young Children

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The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More


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Chancellor Schwab Says UTHSC Has Stood Strong in Face of Pandemic

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In his 2019-2020 State of the University Address, Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, Monday said the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is “weathering COVID in a lean, but strong fashion.” Speaking via Zoom in his 11th-annual State of the University Address, the chancellor said the university has “maintained our budget, maintained our workforce, and… Read More