Category: Education


Teaching and Learning Center Celebrates Teaching Excellence

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Three faculty members received teaching awards during the Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence hosted by the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The TLC Teaching Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in teaching and scholarship to foster an environment that values and rewards teaching. Aditi Kesari, PhD, MBBS, assistant professor… Read More


UTHSC’s Second Family Campaign Raises Goal for Support from Faculty, Staff

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During the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s inaugural Family Campaign in February, Rachel George sent an impassioned plea to her colleagues to donate. “I love our college. I love the people, the students, and I love watching newbies come through and go all the way to doctoral degrees. Sometimes they need monetary help to… Read More


Ribbon cutting for New Home of Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center at UTHSC August 24

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a student-run, pro-bono pediatric occupational therapy clinic, will host a ribbon cutting August 24 from 2-4 p.m. for its new clinical space on the 5th floor of the 920 Madison Building on the Memphis campus. The celebration is open to… Read More


Walking in Memphis: Campus Police Promote Pedestrian Safety

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Mary Frances Braslow, program administrator for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, had no idea who was escorting her across Madison Avenue in the crosswalk in front of the College of Pharmacy Building this morning. Not surprising, because her escort was wearing a black-and-white-striped zebra… Read More


Speech-Language Pathology Student Extends Care to Generations

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Haleigh Black received so much support when her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer, she now serves to pass on support and hope to families navigating similar experiences. “I love being able to connect with the families,” Black said. Black, from Chatham Illinois, is studying for her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of… Read More


New Leadership, Strategic Plan Update Focus of Summer Advisory Board Meeting

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During the summer meeting of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board Aug. 11, members learned about recent achievements across the six colleges, implementation of the university’s new strategic plan, and leadership transitions. Phil Wenk, DDS, board chair and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Tennessee, welcomed two new members, Corinne Gibson,… Read More


$2.6 Million Grant Renewal Awarded to College of Nursing to Improve Maternal/Infant Care to Underserved

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing will provide significant support annually to 19 advanced practice nursing students committed to serving rural and underserved communities, thanks to the $2.6 million renewal of a federal grant initially awarded in 2019.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has renewed the Advanced Nursing Education… Read More


UTHSC to Graduate 83 Students in 2023 Summer Commencement

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When Kamalika Samanta walks across the stage Monday to accept her doctoral degree, she is certain she will be equipped with all the tools she needs for the next step in her career as a researcher. Samanta is one of 83 students graduating in UTHSC’s summer commencement on August 21. She and 31 other students… Read More