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
Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died suddenly 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 scholarship in… Read More
J. Lee Taylor, director of Campus Recreation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, stood in front of a room of people and asked what seemed like a simple question. “How many of you would like to lose weight?” Every hand went up. Then, he asked the hard question.… Read More
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, 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
Lynda Wilmott, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at UTHSC, has received a $52,500 grant from the Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging to study Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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
How are we able to distinguish the difference between what is sweet, bitter, salty or sour? John Boughter, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $418,000 from the National Institute… Read More