Category: Research


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Students to Compete in UTHSC’s Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Students looking for a challenge and a chance to share their research will participate this month in the Three Minute Thesis competition at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The competitors will have three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to present their thesis and research. Typically, an 80,000-word thesis takes nine hours to present.… Read More


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2022 Health Care Heroes Include Faculty from UTHSC, Hospital Partners

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Academic, clinical, and research faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and its clinical partner hospitals were among those honored Tuesday night during the 2022 Health Care Heroes Awards presented by the Memphis Business Journal. The awards are given annually to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in improving health care… Read More


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Jay Fowke Receives $1.9 Million for Diabetes, Prostate Cancer Study

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The Department of Defense has awarded $1.9 million to Jay H. Fowke, PhD, MPH, MS, chief of the Division of Epidemiology and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), to study why Puerto Rican men have higher than expected prostate cancer mortality. Puerto Rican men have… Read More


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College of Health Professions Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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What today is the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center started small and has grown over the last half century to encompass four departments and one division across a wide spectrum of health care professions. The college celebrates its 50th anniversary today, November 18, with celebrations in Memphis. The… Read More


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Dopico Awarded $2.6 Million for Project to Understand and Treat Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded $2.6 million to Alex M. Dopico, MD, PhD, Van Vleet Chair of Excellence and professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology (PHAST) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, to study cerebrovascular dysfunction that could contribute to alcohol-induced blackouts. Alcohol-induced blackouts… Read More


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Fall Advisory Board Meeting Re-Elects Chair, Updates Important Initiatives

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During the fall meeting of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board Wednesday, members heard reports about the College of Dentistry’s developing initiative to expand dental care across the state, the university’s ongoing strategic planning process, and the recent accomplishments across the six colleges. The board also unanimously re-elected Philip Wenk, DDS, to… Read More


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“Everywhere You Look, UTHSC” Tour Shines Light on UTHSC’s Statewide Reach, Mission

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Elvys (pronounced Elvis) Ferrufino, a 4th-year dental student on rotation at the UTHSC College of Dentistry’s teaching clinic in the Dodson Avenue Community Health Center in Chattanooga, proudly shook hands with UT System President Randy Boyd and UT Health Science Center Chancellor Peter Buckley last Tuesday afternoon, as they visited the clinic that serves the… Read More


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Historic Investiture Installs UTHSC’s 11th Chancellor

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In a historic ceremony that blended the flavors of his Irish roots and his adopted home of Memphis, Peter Buckley, MD, was formally installed as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Friday. A first for UTHSC, the investiture ceremony was held at 10 a.m. at the Cannon Center for the… Read More