Tag: Dr. Altha Stewart


Frayser Community Urban Garden Helps ‘Change the Narrative’ of the Community

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The Frayser Community Urban Garden recently won the City of Memphis’ first Community Beautification Pitch Competition, a competition for individuals to pitch to the Memphis City Council on projects focusing on improving neighborhoods. The Frayser Community Urban Garden was established in a collaboration between UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine and its Board of… Read More


UTHSC Team Wins $2.75 Million From State to Improve Cancer Care Access in West Tennessee

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) research team is poised to make a real-world impact on vulnerable cancer patients, thanks to new support from the State of Tennessee. Led by David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine, and founding director of the UTHSC Center for Health… Read More


UTHSC Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being to Host Trauma Summit May 9

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The Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a Trauma Summit, Tuesday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-noon at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 494 South Parkway East. The summit is free and open to the public. This first post-pandemic public gathering for the center is part of… Read More


UTHSC Hosts Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Justice Board

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The Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Justice Board held its first in-person meeting in more than two years on Tuesday, June 7, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Schreier Auditorium in the Student-Alumni Center on the Memphis campus. Altha Stewart, MD, senior associate dean for Community Health Engagement in the UTHSC College of Medicine and… Read More


Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at UTHSC changes name to Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being

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The Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has changed its name to the Center for Youth Advocacy and Well-Being. Launched in 2015 in the UTHSC College of Medicine, the center aims to raise awareness for better behavioral health services in the community for young people and their families,… Read More


College of Medicine Sows Seeds of Health in New Frayser Community Garden

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fall planting event inviting members of the community to begin the fall planting.

Ernest J. Trice, a volunteer urban gardener, stood at the edge of several plowed rows in a field in Frayser Wednesday afternoon explaining the finer points of sowing seeds to those who gathered for the fall planting kick-off of the Frayser Community Garden, a new outreach effort of the College of Medicine at the University… Read More


UTHSC Leaders Receive UT President’s Awards

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Two leaders from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, one an advocate for health equity and the other a researcher of highly pathogenic viruses, are among six employees honored with the 2021 UT President’s Awards announced today by President Randy Boyd during the UT Board of Trustees meeting at the UTHSC Memphis campus. Altha… Read More


UTHSC College of Medicine to Host Community Dialogue On Structural Racism in the Health Care System

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a free, virtual community dialogue Wednesday, June 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT, titled, “Why Aren’t We All Mad? A Dialogue on Structural Racism in the Health Care System.” The roundtable discussion via Zoom will include leaders from the… Read More