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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Works to Help Youth in the Bluff City

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In June, Altha Stewart, MD, stood on a Washington, D.C., stage to address a packed house at a black-tie benefit sponsored by actress Taraji P. Henson to raise money for the TV star’s foundation to build mental health awareness in the African American community. An associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health… Read More


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Altha Stewart Named Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement in the College of Medicine

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  When the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center sought someone to lead a new initiative to further extend the work of the college into the community, one name rose to the top ­– Altha Stewart, MD. Dr. Stewart holds many titles at UTHSC. The newest… Read More


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UTHSC Opens New Youth Advocacy Center

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center marked the opening of its new Youth Advocacy Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony August 30. Located at 66 North Pauline, Suite 233, the center is a collaboration between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Shelby County Government Division of Community Services. The center will… Read More


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UTHSC’s Altha Stewart Presides at Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

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Wrapping up her year as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), UT Health Science Center’s Altha Stewart gave the Presidential Address at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco. She urged the 38,000-member organization to continue to focus on treating the whole person, to be involved in current issues affecting mental health across… Read More


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CANDLE Study Researchers Discuss Translating Findings Into Interventions, Policy to Aid Children

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Researchers leading the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) Study came together with academic and community leaders on May 14 in Memphis to discuss how to leverage scientific evidence to create solutions for children and families in Memphis and Shelby County. CANDLE is an observational, longitudinal cohort research study that looks… Read More