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Communications and Media Relations

The Communications team tells the story of UTHSC and manages all media relations for the university, while producing a wide range of internal and external communications, including news releases, magazines, feature stories, social media content, and strategic communications.

Media Guidelines

The Office of Communications and Marketing is assigned responsibility for coordinating all UT Health Science Center media contacts, for serving as liaison for all media relations, and for assisting in the promotion and dissemination of noteworthy items to the public. View the UTHSC Media Contacts policy.

Public Records Requests

Public records requests for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are fulfilled through the UT System Administration Office.

Any Tennessee resident may request records made or received pursuant to law or in connection with the transaction of official university business. Along with complying with the Tennessee Public Records Act, the university aims to respond as efficiently and promptly as possible.

Request Public Records

Requests can be made verbally, through electronic mail, via facsimile, or through the U. S. Postal Service or other means of physical delivery.

For questions regarding open records requests, please contact Charles Primm at 865.974.5180 or at

Summary Statement

As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to transform lives through collaborative and inclusive education, research/scholarship, clinical care, and public service.  

The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and health professions students  as well as medical residents and fellows  at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, the UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit Find us on Facebook:, Twitter:, LinkedIn:, and Instagram:   



Oct 18, 2023