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Assistant Professor Jillian McCarthy-Maeder and Professor Emeritus Ilsa Schwarz Receive $1,020,381 Grant for Language and Literacy Outcomes Project

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Grant to Fund 32 Graduate Students – Recruiting Begins in Fall 2015 Jillian McCarthy-Maeder, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $1,020,381 from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The funds will support the training of master’s-level students in an area of high national need – literacy and language outcomes for children with severe or complex communication… Read More

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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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Tim Saltuklaroglu, PhD, and Ashley Harkrider, PhD, of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Receive $417,625 Grant to Study Brain Activity Related to Stuttering

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Approximately 5 percent of all children stutter for some period of time, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Many recover, but for those who do not, stuttering often progresses and severely impairs communication. There is no clear predictor of who will recover from stuttering and who will not. However, two scientists in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)… 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