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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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Wendy M. Likes Appointed Dean for the UTHSC College of Nursing

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Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, permanent dean for the College of Nursing, after more than 10 months as interim dean. In this role, Dr. Likes will serve as the lead administrator for the college with responsibility for managing a team of more than 105 faculty and staff members. The college serves some 400 nursing students each year who acquire degrees at all levels… 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 Medical Student Mercy Kibe Receives Prestigious Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship


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Mercy Kibe, a third-year medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has a special interest in global health. Born in Kenya, she moved to the United States as a child with her family. Her heritage informs her desire to investigate disease on a global level. Kibe, 25, is the recipient of a prestigious International Clinical Research Fellowship from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which will allow her to take a year off from her studies at… Read More

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Receives Patriot Award for Support of Assistant Professor and Naval Reserve Commander

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for its nearly 30 years of support for U.S. Naval Reserve Commander and Assistant Professor Bryan Schmidt, DDS. “People don’t always understand the commitment it takes to support those who are a part of the Guard,” said Dr. Schmidt, who teaches in the Department of Periodontology. “I often have to be away for weeklong exercises or for… Read More

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University Distinguished Professor Michael Carter Receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

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The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has selected Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN, DCC, as the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Carter, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the award during the organization’s 41st Annual Meeting recently in Baltimore, Maryland. A nurse practitioner (NP) since 1973, Dr. Carter was an early innovator in… Read More