Two UTHSC Medical Students Awarded Major Research Fellowships

Terrence Terrell Jones

Two students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are among only 66 in the world receiving a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) this year. Second-year medical students Jacob Basham and Terrence Terrell Jones have earned the award for a second consecutive year, which is… Read More


Noma Anderson, Dean of the UTHSC College of Health Professions, Named Special Adviser to UT System President on Diversity and Inclusion


Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since 2010, has been named special adviser to UT System President Joe DiPietro on diversity and inclusion. Dr. DiPietro announced the appointment today to the Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee… Read More


Med Student at UTHSC Receives Prestigious International Ethics Fellowship

Laura Sherwood

Fellowship Uses Conduct of Medical Professionals in Nazi Germany to Discuss Ethics Laura Sherwood, a fourth-year medical student at UTHSC, was chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FAPSE) to participate in an international program that uses the conduct of physicians and other professionals in… Read More


Drs. Mike McDonald, Francesca-Fang Liao Receive $1 Million to Study Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy


Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have received a $1 million grant to study a genetic therapy that one day may offer a way to slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Mike McDonald, PhD, an associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Anatomy… Read More


Campus Recreation Offers Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

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An interest in an active lifestyle is key to enjoying the outdoors. To help faculty, staff and students enjoy the outdoors, equipment for UTHSC’s Outdoor Recreation program was completely upgraded in 2015, thanks to funding by the Student Government Association Executive Council. Equipment rentals range from tents and backpacks to… Read More


UTHSC’s Kristin Hamre, PhD, Awarded $1.5 Million to Study Genetics in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


A researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a grant to study the role of genetics in fetal alcohol syndrome. Kristin Hamre, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at UTHSC, will receive approximately $1.5 million over… Read More


UTHSC Ready to Anchor Change in Memphis Medical District

Dr. Ken Brown addresses a session of the International Town & Gown Association earlier this week.

As a result of intensive internal planning and strategic growth, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is primed to serve as an anchor for change in the community that surrounds it, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, told an international conference of… Read More