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Dean's Message

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It is an exciting time for the allied health professions as we study and practice in an ever changing healthcare environment. There has never been a better time to enter a healthcare field.

Allied health professionals, as a diverse group, account for more than half of the healthcare workforce in the United States today. Salaries continue to rise and jobs are plentiful. If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference, take the time to explore the programs offered through the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Educating tomorrow's healthcare professionals is what we do best. The College of Allied Health Sciences offers preparation to suit many different interests. From working in a clinical or research laboratory to providing direct patient care, from managing health informatics and information systems to providing oral health services, our dynamic faculties have created an exciting and supportive interdisciplinary learning culture. The accomplishments and accolades of our students and faculty are sources of pride for the University of Tennessee.

If you are interested in being part of the healthcare team, I hope you will contact us in the near future so we can work together to help you achieve your goal. Welcome to the College of Allied Health Sciences and thank you for visiting our site. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at

Noma Anderson, PhD
Professor and Dean

Organization of Faculty

All appointed faculty in the College of Allied Health Sciences are members of the Allied Health Faculty Organization (AHFO). Officers, including a president, a president-elect, and a recording secretary are elected by the members. The Organization meets once every three months or more often as business may dictate. It serves as an advisory group to the dean and provides faculty input on curriculum, other items of interest to the faculty and the dean as well as providing educational seminars of interest to allied health faculty.

The faculty of the College of Allied Health Sciences possesses the advanced experiential and academic credentials required in a major health sciences center. In addition to being accomplished teachers and scholars, faculty in the College of Allied Health Sciences have a tradition of distinguished professional leadership at the regional and national levels. Scientists and clinical faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy enrich the instructional environment for allied health students. Volunteer faculty and preceptors from a wide variety of health care institutions, contribute a real life perspective through their mentorship of students enrolled in the clinical educational experiences offered by the College. Faculty members consistently update their knowledge by engaging in scholarly activity and clinical service in areas related to the courses they teach.

Location and Facilities

The College's administrative offices as well as those of most of the departments are located on the sixth floor of the 930 Madison Building on the Memphis campus of the UT Health Science Center. The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management offices and the Occupational Therapy student classroom and laboratory are located in the 920 Madison Building. Most student classes and laboratories are held in the UTHSC General Education Building. The Department of Occupational Therapy has a student pediatrics laboratory in the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities located on the Memphis campus. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies student classroom and laboratory are located in the 66 N. Pauline Building. The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

CAHS Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Allied Health Sciences shall be consistent with the mission of the University of Tennessee that is; to provide the people of Tennessee with access to quality higher education, economic development and enhanced quality-of-life opportunities. The UTHSC mission is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public services. The College will educate competent health professionals, provide leadership in the respective allied health professions, contribute to the knowledge bases of the respective allied health disciplines and promote life-long learning through continuing education.

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College of Allied Health Sciences

930 Madison Avenue
6th Floor
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-5581

Chandra Alston, MBA
Assistant Dean, Administration

Rick Kasser, PhD, PT
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Audrey Zucker-Levin, PhD, PT, MBA, GSC
Assistant Dean, Research

Rebecca B Reynolds, Ed.D., RHIA, FAHIMA
Assistant Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs
901-448-6486 (office)