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Big Orange Big IdeasFaculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world.

Paul Erwin, professor and director of public health, has the big idea of using research to make communities healthier. His Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) program focuses on practice-based research to improve the public’s health. PHGR is a collaboration of UT’s Department of Public Health and the Knox County Health Department. Read more at