The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Realigns Dental Hygiene Department Under College of Dentistry

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Founded in 1926, the Department of Dental Hygiene at UTHSC is one of the earliest units established in the country to teach dental hygiene.

Anyone who has ever spent time in a dentist’s chair knows the value of a well-trained dental hygienist. Many of Tennessee’s dental hygienists learned their skills in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Allied Health Sciences. Effective July 1, UTHSC Dental Hygiene will be realigned under the UTHSC College of Dentistry, the oldest dental college in the South and the third-oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. [Read more...]

Kennard Brown, UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer, Honored for Promoting Diversity in Health Care Education

Dr. Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

 Kennard Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, (right), is congratulated by State Rep. G. A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, for receiving the Health Care Education Award from the Council on Workforce Innovation in Nashville.

Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received the Healthcare Education Award from the Nashville-based Council on Workforce Innovation. [Read more...]

UTHSC Auction of Works by Acclaimed Artist Paul Penczner Grosses More Than $70,000

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Artist Paul Penczner’s “Blue Bridge and Pyramid” was among works that brought high bids during the online auction on March 26. This work sold for $2,700.

An online auction by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Wednesday, March 26, of more than 300 works by internationally known Memphis artist Paul Penczner grossed more than $70,000.

The sale, which opened for bidding March 4, and finished with a rapid, rolling auction, drew 158 bidders. [Read more...]

College of Nursing at UTHSC Offers New Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

Laura A. Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN, dean for the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, recently announced the launch of a new online certificate program for experienced nurse practitioners – the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program. The one-year, online certificate program is open only to nurse practitioners (NPs) who are certified in another specialty.  Applications for the fall 2014 session will be accepted through April 15.

“NPs who work in fast-paced acute care settings are being required to obtain certification as acute care nurse practitioners in order to oversee the care of patients in these high-energy environments,” Dean Talbot said. “We want to meet the needs of this specialized NP population, by offering an online, 22-credit program that provides the specific training and credentialing their employers now require.” [Read more...]

Bernd Meibohm of UTHSC Has Research Findings Published in Nature Medicine Journal

The results of collaborative research efforts by Dr. Bernd Meibohm (right), his research team, Dora Madhura, PhD, (center), and Ashit Trivedi, MS, as well as investigators at other institutions, were published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading biomedical sciences journal.

The results of collaborative research efforts by Dr. Bernd Meibohm (right), his research team, Dora Madhura, PhD, (center), and Ashit Trivedi, MS, as well as investigators at other institutions, were published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading biomedical sciences journal.

Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), had the findings of his latest research published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading journal for the biomedical sciences. [Read more...]

UTHSC College of Nursing Offers New Online RN to BSN Degree Program

Earlier today, the Tennessee Board of Nursing approved a proposal from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to offer a new degree program all online — the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program. [Read more...]

Junius L. Taylor Named Director of Campus Recreation for UTHSC

Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, is the new director of Campus Recreation at the     University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, is the new director of Campus Recreation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, as the director of Campus Recreation. [Read more...]

Matthew T. Ballo, MD, Appointed Chair of the New Department of Radiation Oncology at UTHSC

Dr. Matthew Ballo has been appointed chair of the new Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Health Science Center

Dr. Matthew Ballo has been appointed chair of the new Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Health Science Center

David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Matthew T. Ballo, MD, chair of the newly formed Department of Radiation Oncology. [Read more...]