Worker injuries cost the healthcare industry about $20 billion a year. Preventing injuries of all kinds is the goal of a study Dr. Chris Cunningham has started through the Department of Psychology and in collaboration with the safetyCures group of the Chattanooga Regional Health Innovation Coalition.
UTC is one of the first colleges in the state accepted into the Healthier Tennessee Communities effort. The goal of the program is to improve the overall health of Tennesseans by encouraging participants to be physically active for at least 30 minutes each week, eat a healthy diet and stop tobacco use.
Cornerstones, Inc. has established the Cornerstones Professor in Residence at UTC. Andrew Smith, local educator, architect, and preservationist is the organization’s first Professor to take on the role.
Baker, who earned both a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from UTC in 2010, is the only Milken Educator Award recipient for Tennessee and the 33rd and final honoree named nationwide for 2016-17. This season marks the 30th year of the Milken Educator Awards, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching.”