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LaFlora Named Director of University Health Services  

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  Louise LaFlora, MD, has been named director of University Health Services (UHS), the on-campus health care provider for the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. LaFlora completed her residency at UTHSC in the St. Francis Family Medicine program in 2019. Since finishing her residency, she has worked… 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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Facilities, University Health Services Maximize Efforts to Keep Campus Healthy

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The Facilities Department and University Health Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are working diligently to keep the campus healthy. In the early days of the spread of COVID-19, leaders of both organizations wanted not only to support the local, national, and global effort to battle the virus, but to join together… Read More


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OED Hosts Stalking Awareness Workshop On Campus

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January is Stalking Awareness Month, and the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted a workshop yesterday centered around the topic. Led by Kimberly Williams Collins, PhD, MS, counseling psychologist in University Health Services at UTHSC, the workshop entitled, “Stalking Isn’t Romantic: Healthy Relationships 101,” taught… Read More


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Kathy Gibbs Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for SASSI

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Kathy Gibbs, MEd, MS, has been named assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI). She previously served as director. Gibbs joined UTHSC as an educational specialist in 1993 to develop, implement and evaluate retention programs for students, including peer tutoring, academic counseling, outreach, and workshops. In 2000 Gibbs… Read More


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UTHSC Adopts Innovative Model for Student Mental Health Services

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When third-year medical student Hannah Ashitey was preparing for a major exam, she turned to the Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI) for help with her studies. Ashitey got more than just academic assistance, and she believes the help made a big difference in her success. “I went to SASSI and was… Read More


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UTHSC To Become Smoke-Free Campus

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is ringing in the new year by joining the more than 1,757 campuses across the country in becoming a smoke-free campus. Effective January 1, 2018, use of, advertising, sale, or free sampling of smoking products on university property, facilities, grounds, and controlled venues will be prohibited, effective 24… Read More


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New Health Initiative for UTHSC Facilities and Administrative Employees a Lifesaver

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Jeanetta Dixon believes a new health initiative for some employees at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center saved her life. Dixon, 59, a custodial foreman, found out she has diabetes, thanks to a free biometric screening offered to all facilities and administrative employees through University Health Services. She is now getting treatment, working to… Read More