Category: Education


UTHSC College of Nursing Garners $4 Million to Expand Support for Midwifery in the Delta

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a four-year, $4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support increasing the number and diversity of nurse midwives in the Delta region. The college launched a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) concentration in Nurse Midwifery in 2021, with… Read More


UT Innovation Challenge Winner ‘Shed a Few Tears’ of Joy

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It was almost like a surprise birthday party. That’s how Shakalle Milam, a clinical dental assistant in the UTHSC College of Dentistry, described the way it felt to be notified Friday morning that she was one of nine winners of the UT System’s Innovation Challenge. In the spring, the system put out a call to… Read More


UTHSC College of Dentistry Expands Clinical Presence in East Tennessee

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Continuing its mission to expand its clinical reach across the state, the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has established two new student clinical rotation sites in Crossville and Knoxville. “Clinical rotations are excellent opportunities for our students,” said Orpheus Triplett, DDS, assistant dean for extramural clinical education and community… Read More


UTHSC College of Nursing and UT Southern Collaborate to Offer Joint BSN Program

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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has approved a proposal for a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program operated by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing and the UT Southern Jeanette M. Travis School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The proposal was approved at THEC’s Aug. 17 meeting. The… Read More


Chancellor Buckley Receives AACDP Leadership Award

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The American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP) has selected Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as the recipient of its 2023 Leadership Award. The award honors one person each year for outstanding leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the field of psychiatry. As the award recipient, Dr.… Read More


‘We All Have a Role to Play’ in Fulfilling the UTHSC Vision, New EVC Says

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Raaj Kurapati, the new executive vice chancellor and chief operating and financial officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, traces his career in higher education to a conversation he had with his father, who was in the hospital preparing for heart surgery. His father, Rajarathnam Kurapati, asked for three things he thought would… Read More


College of Nursing’s BSN Program Ranked No. 31 in Nation, Highest in Tenn. by U.S. News & World Report

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For the third year in a row, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has the highest-ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Tennessee, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of undergraduate nursing programs in its Best Colleges list. Nationally, the college ranked No. 31 out of 656 BSN… Read More


Summer Program Collaboration Introduced Biomedical Sciences to Trainees

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The Summer Research Scholars (SRS) program in the College of Graduate Health Sciences and the Biostatistics Internship in the Department of Preventive Medicine provided research experience to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. In the SRS program, accepted undergraduate students receive hands-on research experience in the biomedical sciences fields at UTHSC research laboratories. Students are matched… Read More