UTHSC Spotlight


UTHSC Medical Student Mercy Kibe Receives Prestigious Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship


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


UTHSC Nurse Practitioner Student Awarded Scholarship from Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation


Katherine “Kat” Petree, a nurse practitioner student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been helped in her studies and rewarded for her contributions in patient care. Petree, a candidate for a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, has received a scholarship from the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation (OCAF). Almost as gratifying as receiving the scholarship was being reunited with some of her former patients at the award ceremony at the foundation’s recent annual meeting. The Tennessee-based OCAF… Read More


2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler Draws Record Crowd

The 2015 Race for the Summitt 4-Miler to raise money for the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer’s disease research drew the biggest crowd in the race’s three-year history. Founder Jennifer Reed Beavers, PharmD  Candidate, Class of 2015, said 429 people registered for the race that was held on March 21 on the UTHSC campus. The annual fundraiser is hosted by the UTHSC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).


WKNO-TV Spotlights UTHSC Glioma Researcher, Neurosurgeon in Local Cancer Report

As local programming to go with the Ken Burns documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies,” WKNO-TV came to campus to film this informative video featuring the glioma, or brain cancer, research of Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer, Muirhead Professor of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at UTHSC.   The station also produced this touching report featuring Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Dr. Frederick Boop, professor and chair of Neurosurgery at UTHSC.


A Vision for the Future: Advance to Top Quartile

Vision has been defined as “the art of seeing what others can’t.” In his more than three years as executive dean of the UT College of Medicine, Steve J. Schwab, MD, has consistently practiced that art. During his tenure as executive dean, he has actively sought and enthusiastically seized new opportunities to advance the college and its myriad departments on three major campus sites across the state. Undoubtedly those abilities contributed to his appointment as chancellor for UTHSC, a role… Read More


Right Here In Memphis Marketing Campaign

In January 2009, the UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department launched a new marketing campaign titled “Right Here In Memphis.” The campaign’s goal is to promote awareness of the university’s presence in and impact on the Memphis community. Samples of the campaign ads appear below. New creative executions will be added as the campaign continues. Please click the ads to read about the latest research, education and patient care happening right here in Memphis at the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More