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COHP Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology faculty receive US Department of Education grant

Dr. Ilsa Schwarz, and Dr. Jillian McCarthy from the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology were awarded a 5-year, US Department of Education grant titled “Interdisciplinary Preparation of Speech-Language Pathologists and Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to Improve Early Language and Pre-Literacy Outcomes for Young Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing” for $1,060,000.

Dr. James Carson awarded NIH Subcontract Grant

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. James Carson, was awarded a 3-year NIH subcontract grant with the University of Vermont “Skeletal Muscle Atrophy and Dysfunction in Human Cancer” for $170,197

Dr. Ilsa Schwartz invited to fellowship program at University of Canterbury

Dr. Ilsa Schwarz has also been invited to be an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand from February- early April 2020. The fellowship, will support Schwartz for both teaching and conducting research in New Zealand.

Dr. Patti Johnstone elected to serve on highly-regarded ASHA Audiology Advisory Council

Congratulations to Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education in Audiology, Dr. Patti Johnstone, who was recently elected by her peers across the United States to serve on the Audiology Advisory Council for the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Council identifies critical issues of concern to the professions and advises the ASHA Board of Directors regarding programs and services that should be provided for members and supported by Association resources. Dr. Johnstone has an impressive background in research, teaching, service delivery, and practice management. Undoubtedly, she will represent the state of Tennessee very well, as she begins her 3-year term on the Council beginning January 1, 2020.

Dr. James Carson and Dr. Hassan Aziz receive national recognitions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Click here to read the full announcement from the College of Health Professions.

COHP announces new Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences (DDHS)

The College of Health Professions has announced the creation of the new Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences, and information on plans for office construction and relocation. Click here to read the full statement from Dr. Stephen E. Alway, Dean of the College of Health Professions.

Dr. Hassan Aziz selected as the recipient of the 2019 ASCP Member Lifetime Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Pathology has selected Dr. Hassan Aziz, Associate Dean of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs in the College of Health Professions as the recipient of the 2019 Member Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Aziz will be honored during the ASCP Annual Meeting September 11-13, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The award presentation will take place during the Leader's Celebration on Friday, September 13.

Jeffrey Taylor, DPT, Named Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at UTHSC

Stephen E. Alway, PhD, FACSM, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Jeffrey Taylor PT, PhD, DPT, SCS,CSCS, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. He will begin his new role in August.

Dr. Taylor will also serve as the director of the new UTHSC Human Performance Research and Clinical Care Laboratory that will be a part of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Professions.

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Last Published: Oct 1, 2019