Category: Education


‘I am Just Blessed’: Med Student’s Journey from Nigeria to Memphis Lets Her Help Others

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As a child in Nigeria, third-year medical student Khadijat Perkins suffered through several life-threating bouts with malaria. “I felt that I had the most dreadful childhood memories, unaware that at the same time, many young children in my country never live long enough to create such memories,” she said. “I am from Nigeria, where one… Read More


Department of Family Medicine in UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga Receives Grant for Rural Residency Track

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The Department of Family Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine-Chattanooga has received a $750,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support the establishment of the Family Medicine Residency Rural Track in Bledsoe County. The Family Medicine Residency Rural Track will be an expansion of the current Family Medicine Residency in Chattanooga,… Read More


College of Health Professions Receives $3.25 Million Grant to Boost Health Care Education, Workforce Development

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The College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is celebrating a significant milestone as it secures its largest grant to date. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded UTHSC a grant totaling approximately $3.25 million to support a new Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). This groundbreaking five-year… Read More


New Center for Student Success Aims to Better Assist Students on their Academic Journey

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It seems a small thing, but help from the new Center for Student Success at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center resonated with Bahar Zarei, a new PhD student in pharmaceutical sciences. “The first day I came here, I forgot my (phone) charger and they lent me one,” said Zarei, who is originally from… Read More


Through Medicine and Leadership, Corinne Gibson Aspires to Change Lives

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has played a part in Corinne Gibson’s family for decades. Her parents got married as students in the College of Medicine, and now Gibson is continuing their legacy as a fourth-year medical student. Gibson has known she wanted to go into the medical field since high school, with… Read More


UTHSC License Plate Makes You an Ambassador Wherever You Go

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Wherever Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance Michael Ebbs drives, he shows his support for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Ebbs is among faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who have purchased a UTHSC license plate and show their spirit anywhere the road takes them. “I just… Read More


Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Raises Over $6,000 at Annual Art Show and Auction

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center held its 7th Annual Art Show and Auction last weekend, a fundraising event aimed at supporting the operations of the clinic and providing occupational therapy (OT) treatment to uninsured and underinsured children in Memphis. The Annual Art Show and Auction… Read More


Boucher Named 2023 Paul F. Parker Medalist by American College of Clinical Pharmacy

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Bradley Boucher, PharmD, FCCP, MCCM, FNAP, former interim dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Medal Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. The Paul F. Parker Medal is the highest honor awarded by the ACCP and… Read More