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Dr. Ed Boling, Former UT President, Dies at Age 93

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Dr. Edward J. Boling, president of the University of Tennessee system from 1970 to 1988, died on Thursday at the age of 93. Dr. Boling’s 18 consecutive years as UT president make up the longest recent term of service in the office. Before his appointment as president, Dr. Boling was UT’s vice president for development for nine years. “During his long career at the University of Tennessee, including 18 years as president, Dr. Boling embodied a dedication and devotion to… Read More

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UTHSC Receives Independent University Accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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During its meeting on June 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees approved the accreditation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as a separate university, UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab announced today. UTHSC is now independent from the “Big Orange” conglomerate, which had previously included UTHSC. SACSCOC is the regional body charged with accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. “Big Orange” still consists of UTK… Read More

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Steven R. Goodman, PhD, Appointed Vice Chancellor for Research at UTHSC

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research. Dr. Goodman arrives at UTHSC from the SUNY (State University of New York) Upstate Medical University where he was the former vice president for Research, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and professor in both the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Pediatrics. As the vice chancellor for Research, Dr. Goodman… Read More

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UTHSC Raises $3,381.42 in Six Hours for Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Donations for Nepal earthquake relief came in a range of sizes today, from coins and $1 bills to checks for more than $100. Together team members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) raised $3,381.42 in six hours and delivered the funds to the local Red Cross office before the close of business today. Diwa Koirala, Sabina Ranjit and Bishwas Shrestha are UTHSC graduate research assistants who are all from Nepal. Today, they spent six hours in the… Read More

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UTHSC Graduates 698 Health Care Professionals in May

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Former Marine, UTHSC Pharmacy Student Earns Doctorate Same Month That Daughter Earns Bachelor’s Degree At ceremonies on May 15, 22 and 29, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate a total of 698 health care professionals. Six different graduation ceremonies will be hosted by the deans of the six UTHSC colleges. During each of the ceremonies, UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, will confer the degrees and give the charge to the graduates. The 698 UTHSC graduates, along… Read More

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Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD, Appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Lori S. Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs. Dr. Gonzalez joins UTHSC from the University of North Carolina General Administration, the North Carolina higher education authority, where she served as special advisor to the chief academic officer. As the chief academic officer of UTHSC and its statewide campuses, Dr. Gonzalez will report directly to the chancellor. She is expected to… Read More

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Professor Subimal Datta Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Molecular Processes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Recovery

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Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, also known as dreaming sleep, is naturally regulated so that daily amounts are relatively consistent and losses are made up during the next period of sleep. This well-documented phenomenon is called REM sleep rebound. Subimal Datta, PhD, a professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, has received a grant totaling $1.4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to… Read More

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Minority Students Given Keys to Future Success at UTHSC Mentoring Symposium

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“Why cluck with the chickens when you can be soaring with the eagles,” Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, director of the Department of Endocrinology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), told 150 minority high school and college students invited to campus on March 26 and 27 for the second annual Dr. M. Alfred Haynes Mentoring and Advising Students for Success (MASS) Symposium. Dr. Dagogo-Jack, who was recently named 2015 president Medicine & Science by the American Diabetes Association, was… Read More