When Randy Bagay walked across the stage today during the College of Dentistry’s commencement ceremony to take his military oath of office, he received a standing ovation. Three months ago, while completing his last semester as a dental student, Bagay was diagnosed with leukemia. A native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis, Bagay… Read More
Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and Robert W. Williams, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Generics, Genomics and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have been awarded over $3.14 million in funding to establish an innovative, diverse research model, which will be used to… Read More
Wrapping up her year as president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), UT Health Science Center’s Altha Stewart gave the Presidential Address at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco. She urged the 38,000-member organization to continue to focus on treating the whole person, to be involved in current issues affecting mental health across… Read More
The UTHSC Advisory Board held its second meeting Monday, approving a proposed $571.3 million budget for the university for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1. In addition to the budget review and vote, the meeting in the Student Alumni-Center on the Memphis campus included reports from UTHSC leadership and college deans detailing accomplishments and… Read More
Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) were part of the federally-funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) multisite clinical trial, which released study findings last week showing that postmenopausal women with no previous history of breast cancer reportedly had a 21 percent lower risk of death from breast cancer if they followed a… Read More
Head and neck cancer researchers from the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and South America are meeting at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, to discuss ongoing collaborative genomics research in head and neck cancer and the future of epidemiological research on the disease. Neil Hayes, MD,… Read More
As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Police are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” Until June 2, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National… Read More
There is much to be proud of at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Our new 2018-2019 Annual Report looks at UTHSC’s economic impact on the state, new construction that is changing the face of the campus, new in leadership that is bringing fresh ideas, and our students who are changing our communities.