Present and Future

Present and Future

UTHSC Graduates 615 Health Care Professionals at Commencement

May 17, 2011 - On Friday, May 27, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 615 health care professionals, marking its centennial commencement. (Read more ...)

Memphis Pediatric Specialist Receives Most Prestigious Pediatric Award

May 2, 2011 - Pediatric nephrologist Russell Chesney, M.D., is the recipient of the 2011 John Howland Medal, the highest honor of the American Pediatric Society. (Read more ...)

Journal of the American Medical Association Features UTHSC Scientist

April 15, 2011 - The research of Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, professor and interim chair of the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine, is featured in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Read more ...)

Researchers Discover New Way to Reduce Development of Diabetes

March 30, 2011 - The research of two UTHSC scientists is included in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the oldest continuously published medical periodical. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Hosts 2011 NanoDays Celebration

March 8, 2011 - On Tuesday, March 29, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host a daylong NanoDays celebration. (Read more ...)

Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Patient Care Elevated

February 14, 2011 - Patients who have aneurysms, stroke, heart rhythm disorders, cholesterol build up in arteries, and numerous other cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases will benefit from new technology in place at Methodist University Hospital. (Read more ...)

Department of Physiology Ranks Third in North America

February 7, 2011 - UTHSC is pleased to announce that its Department of Physiology is now ranked third among 186 departments of physiology in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Celebrates 50 Years of African-American Achievement

January 26, 2011 - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will celebrate 50 Years of African-American Achievement throughout 2011 as a way to recognize the accomplishments of African-American alumni and students. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Receives Nearly $3 Million Grant from BlueCross

January 24, 2011 - UTHSC has been awarded a $2,912,751 grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to fund its "Promoting Patient Safety Through Teamwork-Focused Interdisciplinary Simulations Program." (Read more ...)

UTHSC Launches First Colon, Rectal Surgery Fellowship in Tennessee

January 7, 2011 - David Seaberg, MD, dean for the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga, and Phillip Burns, MD, chair of surgery, are pleased to announce that the ACGME approved accreditation for the first Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship. (Read more ...)

UT Faculty Receive Funds to Drive Further Development of Technologies

January 6, 2011 - The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has selected four UTHSC researchers or research teams to receive technology development grants for 2011. (Read more ...)

Study Launches Offering Promise for Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

December 20, 2010 - UTHSC and the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center have been selected to participate in a national study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The study will examine treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI). (Read more ...)

Nursing Awarded Scholarships from RWJF for Third Consecutive Year

December 6, 2010 - The College of Nursing at UTHSC is pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the college has received funds to award academic scholarships. (Read more ...)

Professor Lawrence Pfeffer Finds Strategy for Making Anti-Cancer Drugs

November 18, 2010 - Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, Muirhead Professor of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at UTHSC, has identified a pathway that is proving successful in making several anti-cancer drugs work more effectively. (Read more ...)

UTHSC to Celebrate Centennial: 100 Years Advancing Health Care

November 15, 2010 - Founded in 1911 at the heart of what is now the Memphis Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is rapidly approaching its centennial anniversary year -- 2011. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Earns $4.4 Million to Study Weight Loss Plan, Smoking Cessation

November 11, 2010 - The Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC has received a $4.4 million grant to test a weight loss plan using interactive technology that will occur in conjunction with a smoking cessation program. (Read more ...)

Top Honors Awarded to Five UTHSC Surgery Residents

November 8, 2010 - At the recent meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, five residents from the Department of Surgery at the UTHSC in Memphis competed in surgical research presentations. (Read more ...)

David Seaberg, MD, Named President-Elect for ACEP

October 5, 2010 - David C. Seaberg, MD, CPE, FACEP, dean for the College of Medicine, Chattanooga, UTHSC, has been elected president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). (Read more ...)

UTHSC to Create Two New Faculty Practice Groups

September 21, 2010 - Steve Schwab, MD, chancellor for UTHSC, has announced that UTHSC is creating two new faculty practice groups as joint ventures with partner teaching hospitals in Memphis and Chattanooga. (Read more ...)

Pharmacy Awarded $3.36 Million for Minority Center of Excellence

August 10, 2010 - In late June, the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the UT College of Pharmacy $3.36 million to fund its Minority Center of Excellence (COE). (Read more ...)

Mid-South Lions Donates $150,000 to UT Hamilton Eye Institute

July 20, 2010 - On Wednesday, July 21 at 10 a.m., Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service will donate $150,000 to the UT Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) during a check presentation and reception. The event will be held at 930 Madison Avenue. (Read more ...)

CHEER Presents 'Health in the City: A Fresh Take on Food'

July 15, 2010 - On Friday, July 30, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 31, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research (CHEER) will host a free conference titled Health in the City: A Fresh Take on Food. (Read more ...)

UT Board Approves Appointment of Chancellor Steve J. Schwab

June 25, 2010 - The UT Board of Trustees elected Steve J. Schwab, M.D., as chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. (Read more ...)

The CANDLE Research Study at UTHSC Reaches Enrollment Milestone

June 16, 2010 - Organizers of the CANDLE Research Study at UTHSC announce they have enrolled 1,000 pregnant women since recruitment began in December 2006. The goal is to enroll a total of 1,500 participants. (Read more ...)

Dr. DeVincenzo Discovers New Drug Concept to Reduce Human Disease

May 28, 2010 - John DeVincenzo, MD, professor and researcher in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Sciences at UTHSC, has proven for the first time that a totally new concept in drug design can be used to treat human disease. (Read more ...)

Dr. David Seaberg to Discuss Research and Novel Model of Care

May 20, 2010 - David C. Seaberg, MD, dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine, Chattanooga, will present an abstract titled, “Redirecting Low-Acuity Pediatric Emergency Department Patients to a Hospital-Based Federally Qualified Health Center.” (Read more ...)

Dr. Alejandro Dopico Awarded More Than $1.7 Million MERIT Award

May 17, 2010 - Alejandro Dopico, PhD, MD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology at UTHSC, has been awarded $1,779,532 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one of the National Institutes of Health. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Graduates 700 Health Care Professionals

May 11, 2010 - On Friday, May 28, UTHSC will graduate 700 health care professionals. The spring graduation ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. at FedEx Forum, 191 Beale Street. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Earns a $1.7 Million Grant from BlueCross BlueShield

May 1, 2010 - The University of Tennessee Research Foundation has received a $1.7 million grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation to expand the Blues Project (BLUES) in Shelby and Hamilton Counties in Tennessee. (Read more ...)

The Cleo Stevenson Family Donates More Than 600 Artifacts to UTHSC

April 23, 2010 - On April 30, more than 50 members of UTHSC campus community are expected to gather at the Health Sciences Library for a reception in honor of Cleo W. Stevenson, MD, a 1943 alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Hosts 2010 NanoDays Celebration

March 26, 2010 - On Tuesday, March 30, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host a daylong NanoDays celebration. (Read more ...)

Noma Bennett Anderson Appointed Dean of Allied Health Sciences

March 26, 2010 - Steve J. Schwab, MD, interim chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed Noma Bennett Anderson, PhD, as dean for the College of Allied Health Sciences. (Read more ...)

Six Pediatric Subspecialists Appointed to New St. Jude Chairs

March 25, 2010 - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has partnered with UTHSC to appoint six distinguished physicians to St. Jude Chairs in subspecialty areas that have been identified as key to continuing the advancement of treatment and research. (Read more ...)

Plough Foundation Awards $4.5 Million Grant to College of Pharmacy

March 23, 2010 - The Plough Foundation has awarded a grant of $4.5 million to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy. (Read more ...)

UTHSC Changes Its Web and All E-Mail Addresses to UTHSC.EDU

January 20, 2010 - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has begun the transition to its new domain name – uthsc.edu. (Read more ...)

Mid South Eye Bank Relocates to UTHSC

January 6, 2010 - Mid South Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc., has moved its offices to 920 Madison, Suite 800, on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. (Read more ...)

Investigators Earn $1.3 Million Grant for Health Disparities Research

December 24, 2009 - UTHSC has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to study health disparities in Memphis and Shelby County by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Read more ...)

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to Donate $500,000 to Dentistry

October 26, 2009 - On October 29 at 2:30 p.m., the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation will donate $500,000 to the UTHSC College of Dentistry. The grant will be used to enhance the college’s dental clinic. (Read more ...)

Crisis Center Relocates to the UT Health Science Center

October 23, 2009 - The Crisis Center, a 24-hour telephone hotline for those in distress, has relocated to UTHSC. Located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center, UTHSC is providing the space to the non-profit organization at no charge. (Read more ...)

Burt M. Sharp, MD, Receives More Than $2.5 Million Grant

October 20, 2009 - Burt Sharp, MD, Van Vleet Chair of Excellence, and colleagues have been awarded $2,546,000 to identify how genes expressed in the brain make adolescents vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine. (Read more ...)

Gabor J. Tigyi Awarded More Than $2.3 Million for Drug Discovery Study

October 8, 2009 - Gabor J. Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UTHSC, has been awarded $2,321,862 to study preclinical development of a new drug that protects from radiation injury. (Read more ...)

Maternal Fetal and Gynecologic Specialties Receive Training Programs

September 2, 2009 - UTHSC has received approval to begin a fellowship training program in maternal fetal medicine. Additionally,the division of gynecologic specialties will serve as a fellowship preceptor site for minimally invasive surgery. (Read more ...)