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Social work students are helping the helpless

The 911 call comes into the fire department and the adrenaline starts to flow. Where’s the fire? How bad is it? How many firefighters does it require? But it’s not a fire call after all. Some elderly or disabled person needs help getting up from a fall or from a wheelchair into bed. They may be having trouble picking up the TV remote, even getting something to eat. “If

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Chronic autoimmune disease doesn’t block student from master’s degree

Challenges and unexpected situations occur for most college freshmen, but Andrea Fuchs faced something uniquely difficult. As a high school graduate from suburban St. Louis, Fuchs was excited to be leaving her hometown and on her way to study journalism at the University of Missouri. But the month before moving into her residence hall, she started having debilitating health issues. Fuchs was diagnosed with and still has an autoimmune

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Helping high-risk infants is Smith’s passion

She’s known as “The Baby Whisperer.” For 25 years, Cathie Smith has been a valuable member of the physical therapy department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. During her tenure at the university, Smith has become a recognized expert in pediatric physical therapy — particularly for her work in neonatal intensive care units — and she is well-known in the Chattanooga community for her work in children’s therapy

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Cirque du Soleil is latest stop in John Faltus’ successful career

  What can you do with a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga? In the case of John Faltus, joining the circus is an option—Cirque du Soleil, that is. Faltus, a Rhode Island native who came to UTC by way of Boston, is today head athletic trainer on a North American tour of the Cirque du Soleil production Cortéo. Founded in the 1980s

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Social work students help the Fire Department help others

The 911 call comes into the fire department and the adrenaline starts to flow. Where’s the fire? How bad is it? How many firefighters does it require? But it’s not a fire call after all. Some elderly or disabled person needs help getting up from a fall or from a wheelchair into bed. They may be having trouble picking up the TV remote, even getting something to eat. “If

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