October 8, 2020

1. FREE Flu Vaccines for UTHSC Students!

University Health Services and the College of Pharmacy are providing UTHSC students with FREE flu vaccines October 13 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the Student-Alumni Center (SAC) on the Memphis campus. 

Flu vaccines are mandatory this year for all UT employees and students, unless you have documentation to support an exemption. Students must request a waiver from their college. If approved, the student submits the waiver to Verified Credentials and they will update the student's file.

To schedule an appointment, please call University Health Services at 901.448.5630. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Verification of vaccine administration will be provided during the visit. Please retain a copy of this form for your records, as proof of administration will not be readily available.

If you have any questions regarding the flu vaccine, please visit the Vaccination Requirements page on the UTHSC website or contact University Health Services at 901.448.5630.

2. UTHSC Night at the Drive-In

Join the Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement for a night full of spoOoOoOoOky FUN at the Malco Summer Drive-In on Thursday, October 15th!

  • 6:00 pm: Guests may start arriving – USE LANE FOR SCREEN 3
  • 7:00 pm: Hotel Transylvania (PG)
  • 9:00 pm: The Ring (PG-13)

We have space for 150 cars, so RSVP today to reserve your spot! Students MUST socially distance – you may only share a car with those you live with. Feel free to bring spouses and children (guests must fit in 1 car with UTHSC student).

Stay for one or both movies! Snacks are available at the concessions stand for very reasonable prices.

3. 2020 Student Experience Survey

Your feedback is more important now than ever! During these unprecedented times, we—as an academic community, and others around the world—are experiencing the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, a renewed passion for social and racial justice, political divisions, economic struggles, and perhaps the greatest need for resources and support not seen in decades.

We recognize the numerous emails and various surveys you have already received, but this one is different. Not only will our campus use these results to develop and tailor the support you need right now but the UT System and Board of Trustees will also use this information to guide future policy development and possible resource allocation.

Please take a few minutes to provide your anonymous input by taking the 2020 Student Experience Survey.
4. CEC Conversation on Health Disparities: Cultural Humility

Join the Community Engaged Care program for a conversation via Zoom with Dr. Duane T. Loynes Sr. about Cultural Humility on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Duane T. Loynes Sr., PhD, is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Africana Studies at Rhodes College. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at UTHSC. Please RSVP via UTHSC Engage and click “I will be attending.”

Because the root cause of health disparities is social inequality, effective health care practice must become responsive in social context. Clinical practitioners who practice cultural humility can become more skilled and compassionate providers as well as more effective advocates for policy change that builds equity. This session will focus on building skills to practice cultural humility.

As this Conversation on Health Disparities is meant to be a discussion between participants, please view a brief lecture (“First Do No Harm”) by Dr. Loynes prior to attending. This introductory video will provide you with the background you need to participate in this discussion. Feel free to submit questions in advance to Dr. Brandy Brown at This session will be recorded, and a link to the recording will be posted to the Mediasite channel following the event.

Participants enrolled in the Co-Curricular Certificate in Social Determinants of Health may receive credit toward their certificate by attending this event and filling out a self-reflection afterward.

For more information about the SDoH Co-Curricular Certificate, visit If you would like to be enrolled, please indicate your interest on the Curricular Pathway Interest Form.
5. Health Sciences Library Now Open Saturdays

Health Sciences Library will now be open on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm! Students may make a reservation for the next day online at the UTHSC Library website beginning at 12:00 pm the day before on a first-come, first-served basis.
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