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UTHSC Students, Faculty Serve in Mid-South Mission of Mercy

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Hours before sunrise, people from every corner of the region were quietly standing in line, waiting to see a dentist in the annual Mid-South Mission of Mercy free clinic at Bellevue Baptist Church, April 1-2. Among the hundreds of dentists who volunteer each year are dozens of faculty and students from the University of Tennessee… Read More


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College of Medicine launches LEAP to increase diversity in medical education

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With its new Learning and Engagement for Aspiring Physicians (LEAP) program, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine aims to produce a group of more diverse physicians in the future In March, 35 high school students participated in the full-day inaugural event designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in medicine.… Read More


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Chandra Alston Named Vice Chancellor of Human Resources at UTHSC

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Chandra Alston

Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Alston has served as associate vice chancellor of HR since 2013, shortly after taking over as interim director after the previous retired on short notice in 2012. At the time, Dr. Alston was… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2 Million For Breast Cancer Genetics Research

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center team has received $2.05 million from the National Cancer Institute for an advanced genetics project that could help develop targeted therapies and personalized treatment for breast cancer. Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine, is the lead investigator on the award. Developing… Read More


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UTHSC Physician, Researcher Invited to Present Cancer Research at Prestigious Annual Meeting

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For two decades, scientists have been able to identify the molecular signature of specific cancers by isolating the RNA, responsible for dictating which proteins are produced and, by extension, how the cells behave in the body. Now, Neil Hayes, MD, MS, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at at the University of Tennessee… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Offers Inaugural Kaleidoscope Story Slam

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Storytelling is one of the earliest human art forms, and it still packs a punch even in our high-tech culture. The power of storytelling will be on full display at the inaugural Kaleidoscope Story Slam at 6:00 p.m., March 24, in the Schreier Auditorium of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison. Hosted by the University of… Read More


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UTHSC Hiring People to Play Role of Patients in Simulation Trainings for Health Care Students

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Every year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center produces hundreds of health care professionals ready to begin seeing patents. In their training, every one of them has practiced caring for people who are paid to act out specific roles or conditions. Simulated patients, or SPs, are adults, 18 and older, who portray common conditions… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dr. Anthony Sheyn Named Chief of Otolaryngology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Anthony Sheyn, MD, associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), has been named the division chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He replaces Jerome Thompson, MD, MBA, who is stepping back from the division chief role after 16 years. Dr. Sheyn has… Read More