April 27, 2021

1. DONATE TODAY for UTHSC Giving Day!

TODAY, Tuesday, April 27 is the first UTHSC Giving Daya 24-hour campaign to encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to support the university and its current and future health care heroes with gifts of any size.

The goal for the inaugural UTHSC Giving Day, led by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, is 500 gifts in 24 hours. Donations can be made to support a specific college—Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy—or an initiative or program at UTHSC. Additionally, some donations may be matched, doubling their impact.

UTHSC Giving Day is an opportunity to raise funds to help the university grow and thrive in the future as we train the next generation of health care heroes. Any amount helps! Please consider donating TODAY!!!

Donate Here to UTHSC!

2. Wear Denim Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28

Make a statement by wearing denim TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 28, to support survivors of sexual violence. For more information regarding Denim Day, visit

3. COVID-19 Vaccinations

The UTHSC administration, along with University Health Services, encourages all students, faculty, and staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccine(s) as soon as possible. With eligibility now open to everyone 16 and older, and a solid supply of the vaccine available from several providers in the state, you have options to get vaccinated soon.


  • Visit for a list of public vaccination locations, information about the vaccines, first and second doses, and whether appointments are necessary.
  • Individuals without internet access can call 901.222.7468 (SHOT) or 615.552.1998 from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, seven days a week. 


  • Visit the Hamilton County Health Department website for FAQs and appointment information, a vaccine data dashboard, and to schedule first or second appointments. 
  • Appointments: 423.209.5398
  • Bilingual COVID-19 hotline: 423.209.8383


You may also use the VaccineFinder website to locate COVID-19 vaccines available near you. 

We understand you may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and are unsure about getting vaccinated.

University Health Services has a well-educated staff of primary care providers who are available to answer any questions you might have about the vaccine. Please call University Health Services at 901.448.5630 to speak with one of our primary care providers from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

If you have already received a COVID-19 vaccination – THANK YOU! UTHSC continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as our mission is to "improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community." We appreciate everyone's efforts as we work to vaccinate our communities!

Steve Schwab, MD

Louise LaFlora, MD
Interim Director, University Health Services

4. Only 4 Days Left to Apply for the Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants!

The Office of Equity and Diversity is now accepting applications for the Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants! All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 to fund a diversity and inclusion project. Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants are targeted toward creative projects that impact the diversity goals of the university’s strategic plan and/or QEP.

There are a limited amount of grants available for 2021, so make sure to get your application in by Friday, April 30 at 11:59 pm. Late applications will not be considered.

For more information, please visit the Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants website.

5. Live! Memphis is Saturday

UTHSC is a proud supporter of Live! Memphis, a summit designed to celebrate breast cancer survivors and educate women about the disease, including prevention, new treatments, and community resources. Live! Memphis will be held virtually via Zoom this Saturday, May 1, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, and is hosted by the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium and the Common Table Health Alliance. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jacqueline Walters of Bravo TV's "Married to Medicine".

Register now for Live! Memphis and the first 700 virtual participants can pick up a bag filled with information, giveaways, and prizes from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 1. To register or for more information, go to the MBCC Live! Memphis website.

Register Now for Live! Memphis
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