Study Led by UTHSC’s Robert W. Williams, PhD, Establishes Link Between DNA and Disease Risk; Lays Groundwork for Precision Medicine

Dr. Robert W. Williams

A more than 15-year study led by Robert W. Williams, PhD,  chair of the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics, establishes the relationship between DNA and disease risk and proves that… Read More


UTHSC Hosts Summit on Mental Health Approaches to Reduce the High Number of Young People with Behavioral Disorders Who Become Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

Dr. Altha Stewart

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host more than 100 juvenile justice officials, mental health professionals, legislators and community leaders at a conference capping a two-year, statewide study aimed at developing better procedures for helping  young people with behavioral disorders stay out of the juvenile justice system.… Read More


Pro Bono Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center to Open at UTHSC in Memory of OT Student Who Died in 2015

Rachel Kay Stevens died suddenly shortly after beginning her Occupational Therapy training at UTHSC. A new pediatric OT clinic is opening at  UTHSC in her memory.

Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died in her sleep in January 2015 at age 21. Her parents, Randy and Katrina Stevens of Batesville, Arkansas, wanted to honor her memory, and approached her instructors about starting a… Read More


Forensic Odontologist Dr. Holland Maness is the New Administrative Director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center


Holland Maness, DMD, hit the ground running as the new administrative director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC). Her first day was Nov. 2, 2015, and she faced a capital budget deadline, plus a deadline for the center’s annual validation of accreditation by the National Association of Medical… Read More


Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer at UTHSC, Receives Honor from Rainbow/Push Coalition Memphis

UTJSC's Dr. Ken Brown expresses appreciation for being honored by Rainbow/PUSH Memphis.

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the 2016 recipient of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Memphis Health Care Executive of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and excellence in the health care arena. The… Read More


Vanessa Morales-Tirado of the Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC Receives $50,000 Grant for Ocular Immunology Research

Dr. Vanessa Morales-Tirado

At the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), ophthalmology and immunology are joining forces to advance medicine. Vanessa Morales-Tirado, MS, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, is… Read More