Category: Education


Chancellor Buckley Named Among 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s list of the 100 most influential people in Mid-South business for the second time. The Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) editorial team compiles the Power 100 list each year to profile outstanding leaders from sports, education,… Read More


College of Dentistry, Partners Celebrate Start of Construction on Kingsport Clinic

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today celebrated the start of construction on a new dental training clinic in Kingsport, Tennessee. When completed, the clinic, named the Kingsport Dental Clinic of the Appalachian Highlands, will serve as a rotation site for dental students and offer a full-time Advanced Education… Read More


College of Pharmacy Alumni Contribute to “Everywhere You Look, UT” Mural Campaign

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Five University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy graduates created a local landmark on one of their West Tennessee pharmacies with an “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural. Derek Holyfield, PharmD ’02, along with partners Jennifer Hopper, PharmD ’98, Greg Emison, PharmD ’02, Brian Whitby, PharmD ’05, and Kelly Weaver, PharmD ’04, founded a… Read More


College of Medicine Partners with Rhodes College, Univ. of Memphis to Expand Access to Medical Education

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is making significant strides in fostering the next generation of health care professionals by partnering with two other Memphis institutions to lower hurdles in accessing medical education. Through the partnerships, Rhodes College and University of Memphis students are guaranteed interviews at the College… Read More


Nursing Student’s Experience as Patient Inspires her Journey to Become a CRNA

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One of the major roles a nurse plays is that of a patient advocate. So, it makes sense that Bria Sharp decided to become a nurse after spending her childhood learning to manage her own chronic health condition – sickle cell disease (SCD). “I always knew I wanted to go into health care after my… Read More


Medical Student Named Student Member of the UT Board of Trustees

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As the only one in her family to pursue medicine, Woodi Woodland said she missed having someone in medicine to turn to as she began her journey in medical school. That feeling has inspired her to mentor incoming students. “Not having anyone within medicine, especially as an African American female in the U.S. at the… Read More


UT Health Science Center Building on Momentum and Awareness in 2024, Recognizing Dedicated Partners

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Last year was a time of building for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, told the university’s Advisory Board during its winter meeting Friday. New leaders were recruited, a state-of-the-art-dental building opened, and a five-year strategic plan was adopted. This year, he said, UT Health Science Center will continue building… Read More


Psychiatry Faculty Member Honored for Lifetime Contributions to the Field

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For self-described “worker bee” Iverson Bell, MD, the past few months have been exciting. A member of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2010, Dr. Bell has been recognized by his peers for his lifetime work in his field. The American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training… Read More