Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Serving The Underserved is in the news!  See the article below, published by the Student Doctor Network.  We're so honored to continue working on this great program.

Serving The Underserved on the Student Doctor Network  


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Thanks to everyone who made it to our Lunch and Learn this week!  We had some great discussion with our speakers, all volunteer physicians from Church Health - Dr. Susan Nelson, Dr. David Hickey, and Dr. Clarence Davis.  See below for the link to a recording of the full session.  We hope to see you at the next one!

Video Recording - Sep 27, 2017 Lunch & Learn


Friday, August 4, 2017

See our Upcoming Events page for some updated information on the Graduate Certificate Course in Faith and Health offered in partnership by the University of Memphis, Church Health, and Methodist Healthcare.  The deadline for registration is August 25.  I know that for many of you, this will not fit in your busy schedules, but it might be workable for some!  You only have to meet together in class on one evening a month.  If you or someone you know might be interested, share the link below with them.  It's a great program!

Registration for Faith and Health Certificate Course at University of Memphis


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Faith Health Collaborative is coming to a New Student Orientation near you!  It's that time of year, and we're eager to greet the incoming students as they begin their new journey at UTHSC.  We will also be announcing upcoming events and opportunities as the new academic year begins.  If there are things you would like to connect around, please reach out to us!  FHC is growing, and we'd love to grow alongside your ideas and passions.  

Speaking of growth, see our leaders page and welcome our two newest Student Vice Presidents, Sunny and Annese!  We couldn't be more excited to have them as part of our leadership team.  Especially for those of you in the College of Health Professions and College of Medicine, keep an eye out for them!  



Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Another very successful offering of the certificate course Serving The Underserved has recently concluded.  This year’s course was held at the newly reopened Crosstown Concourse and had more diversity of academic programs than ever before, including representatives from the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions, and College of Graduate Health Sciences.  There was also one enrollee from the Southern College of Optometry.  This wide array of disciplines reflects the course’s growth over the years and promises a bright future.  In 2017, 55 students enrolled in the course, while about 20 more were placed on a waiting list for next year.  Speakers included Dr. Scott Morris of Church Health, Dr. Kendra Hotz of Rhodes College, Dr. Alisa Haushalter of the Shelby County Health Department, and Dr. Bob Waller, former CEO of Mayo Clinic.  Speakers from Methodist Healthcare included Joy Sharp, Antony Sheehan, Jonathan Lewis, Blanch Thomas, Jennifer Smith, Maggie Lewis, and Dr. Nia Zalamea.


Monday, Mar 13, 2017

Serving The Underserved has begun!  We kicked off with our first session last Tuesday night, and class will continue this week, going through the middle of April.  We're excited to have those of you who are enrolled for 2017.  If we don't have you in class this year, we'd still love to connect with you about Serving The Underserved and what it is all about.  Check out our reflections page to see what currently enrolled students are saying about the course, and feel free to comment on posts and get in the conversation.  You can also write Chaplain Jonathan Lewis with any questions or ideas.  

 Dr. Scott Morris, CEO of Church Health, speaks to students on night one of Serving The Underserved, held at Crosstown Concourse.

Dr. Scott Morris, CEO of Church Health, speaks to students on night one of Serving The Underserved, held at Crosstown Concourse.



Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

Mission Opportunities!  Many of you have asked about upcoming mission opportunities, so I wanted to be sure and share the list below.  Check out the link, and let me know if I can help you with any connections. 



Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Thanks to everyone who made it to our Lunch & Learn event on Feb 14 in GEB.  We heard a very well-done presentation from Donna DiClementi about depression and suicide prevention.  It's not always an easy thing to talk about, but it's so important to do so, and I heard feedback from many of you about how beneficial you found the conversation to be.  Thank you again!

If you missed the event but are interested in the content, I am posting a link to the recording below.  We plan to have another Lunch & Learn later this semester, and if you have any topics or speakers in mind for that, feel free to let us know!

Feb 14, 2017 Lunch & Learn Video - Donna DiClementi on Suicide Prevention


Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Pharmacy Skills Needed for Upcoming Service Trip to Haiti

Dr. Susan Nelson of Church Health is leading a medical service trip to St. Vincent's School for Handicapped Children in Port au Prince, Haiti.  The team of 12-15 members needs a pharmacist or pharmacy student to run the dispensary.  We operate a general medical clinic for the children and staff of the school, seeing about 250 patients over 4 days.  We dispense antibiotics, GI meds, BP and Diabetes meds, and dermatoogic creams.  There is no IV medication or compounding required.

Any pharmacy student with basic knowledge of these general medications is invited to contact Dr. Nelson about joining her on this trip.  The cost is about $1200, including airfare and lodging and meals.  This trip is coming up soon!  The dates are March 5-12, 2017.

Please contact Dr. Nelson at nelsons@churchhealth.org if you are interested in more information. 


Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Are you looking for a paid internship for the Summer, or even for a year?  Do you have a particular interest in how food culture and food supply has an impact on underserved communities?  Check out the link below for more information.  "Cultivating Call" is a program that offers internships in these areas of study and experience, and there are actually 3 different settings for this opportunity - rural Western Kentucky, Lakeshore Camp in Eva, TN, and St. John's United Methodist Church in Midtown Memphis.  See below or contact us for more information!

Internships through "Cultivating Call" 


Monday, Nov 28, 2016

I want to encourage everyone to consider applying for an internship with Project Transformation. I'm posting the link to apply below.  You can also look around the website when you follow the link to find out more information.  In short, Project Transformation is a seriously impactful program where young adults spend their Summer working with underserved young people.  I can tell you without hesitation that you will make a difference and that a difference will be made in you.  Of course, also feel free to ask me for more information.  See the link!

Project Transformation


Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to the Lunch & Learn!  We had a great conversation with Dr. Scott Morris, and the free pizza wasn't bad either.  If you couldn't make it but are interested in the content, see the link below for the full recording.  We'd love to see you next time!

November 16 Lunch & Learn w/ Dr. Scott Morris


Monday, Nov 14, 2016

We had a great time serving at the Memphis Empty Bowls event on Sunday night.  If you don't know, Memphis Empty Bowls is a creative project that is fighting hunger in our community.  We were thrilled and proud to volunteer for such a great approach to helping our neighbors.  See the links here for more info on Memphis Empty Bowls and the pictures below of our students that were there.  And next time, come join us!

 Bekah, Kelly, Megan, and Jonathan volunteering at Memphis Empty Bowls event

Bekah, Kelly, Megan, and Jonathan volunteering at Memphis Empty Bowls event



Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

Announcing a Lunch & Learn event!  It's free food and a great speaker.  See our Upcoming page for more details. 

Also, we'd love to see you at the Memphis Empty Bowls project that we will be helping at.  See more here: Upcoming


Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Students, Faculty, and Staff, you are invited to the UTHSC Global Surgery Institute Symposium!  It happens on Monday, Sep 26.  See below for more details.

GSI Symposium Invite


Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

FHC co-hosted a lunch and learn today with CHConnect, another UTHSC student group.  The topic was "Is there a spiritual dimension to the practice of medicine?"  Our speakers were Dr. Scott Morris, founder and CEO of Church Health, and Dr. Nadeem Zafar, professor of pathology at UTHSC.  It was really great!  If you missed it but would like to check it out, see the link below.  We hope to see you at the next one!