A nursing student takes a man’s blood pressue at a drop-in clinic

UTHSC Marks ‘Year of the Nurse’

As the first nursing college established in Tennessee, the UTHSC College of Nursing is leading the way in recognizing the impact of the nursing profession during 2020, which has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization. The college is highlighting how nurses change lives through exceptional community service, leading research, innovative clinical care and excellence in education. Messaging will be shared in a variety of ways, including a billboard and advertisements on public radio and in business publications, as well as in nursing magazines and on social media.

Pediatric Dental Clinic Opens

A group of dentists, academic officials and local leaders attend a green ribbon cutting, along with someone dressed in a giant tooth in western garb
UTHSC’s new pediatric Dental Clinic extends dental services in the Memphis area.

The UT Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry opened a Pediatric Dental Clinic in December. It is located inside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and was funded by a grant from Delta Dental of Tennessee, the College of Dentistry Dean’s Reserve Fund, UTHSC alumni gifts and Le Bonheur. UTHSC pediatric dental faculty and senior residents staff the clinic. It serves patients in the hospital, as well as the patients cared for by Le Bonheur-based pediatric practices and children from Memphis’ Midtown, Downtown and surrounding areas. The clinic provides a full range of pediatric dental services, including routine well visits and check-ups, cleanings and restorative care for patients ranging in age from newborn to young adult.

UTHSC Site of Third UT System Mural

The Everywhere You Look, U T mural in the Memphis Medical District
New 35-foot mural shows UTHSC’s pride in being part of the UT System.

UTHSC is the site of the third mural in the UT System’s “Everywhere You Look, UT” awareness campaign. The campaign emphasizes the statewide reach and impact of the institutions in the UT System through a series of murals proclaiming those words and located in prominent spots across Tennessee that have been donated by friends and alumni of UT. The UTHSC Memphis mural is on the south-facing wall of the Van Vleet Cancer Center Building, 3 North Dunlap St., at the corner of Madison Avenue and Dunlap Street, and is expected to be seen by an estimated 2.2 million people a year.

137 Graduate at Winter Commencement

Five doctoral graduates in black graduation gowns and orange stoles
2019 Winter Commencement moves new health-care professionals into their careers.

The UT Health Science Center presented degrees to 137 new health-care professionals during its 2019 Winter Commencement. Four graduates from the College of Dentistry, 14 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 25 from the College of Health Professions, 30 from the College of Medicine—including 29 from the physician assistant program—and 64 from the College of Nursing received their degrees. Tim Tucker, who is the owner and lead pharmacist of City Drug Company in Huntingdon, Tennessee, and president of the UT Alumni Association, offered remarks and welcomed the students.