Category: Research


UTHSC College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes Selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

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Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the public’s… Read More


2022-23 Annual Report: A Bright Future for UTHSC and Tennessee

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As the University of Tennessee Health Science Center moves into our new 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, approved last week by the UT Board of Trustees, the 2022-23 Annual Report illustrates the outstanding impact our students, trainees, staff, faculty, and alumni have on health and health care from one end of the state to the other. It… Read More


Kurapati Named Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer at UTHSC

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After a national search and several on-campus interviews and presentations, Raaj Kurapati, AIFA, a seasoned executive with more than three decades of experience in public higher education and private industry, has been named the new executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Kurapati comes to UTHSC… Read More


Pride in Our Accomplishments: UT Board of Trustees Approves UTHSC Strategic Plan

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Impressed by the current momentum and direction of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, members of the UT Board of Trustees today unanimously approved UTHSC’s new 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, setting the university on an exciting trajectory for the future. The comprehensive roadmap for UTHSC’s next five years was developed under the leadership of Cindy… Read More


Three from UTHSC Receive UT President’s Awards

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Three outstanding employees from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among 14 honored with the 2023 UT President’s Awards announced today by UT System President Randy Boyd during the UT Board of Trustees meeting in Memphis. Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, a champion for improving health care delivery; Melissa Smith, MS, an advocate for… Read More


Several Faculty and Staff Named Among Finalists for 2023 Health Care Heroes

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Faculty and staff from UTHSC and partner teaching hospitals are named among more than 20 organizations and professionals in health care from across the city as finalists for the Memphis Business Journal’s 2023 Health Care Heroes awards. The annual awards honors organizations, companies, and individuals for their contributions in health care in Memphis and the… Read More


UTHSC College of Pharmacy Rises to No. 6 in Research Funding from National Institutes of Health

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now ranked No. 6 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to a new listing published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy of its approximately 140 member institutions. “The ranking of No. 6 in NIH funding… Read More


UTHSC Team Wins $2.75 Million From State to Improve Cancer Care Access in West Tennessee

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) research team is poised to make a real-world impact on vulnerable cancer patients, thanks to new support from the State of Tennessee. Led by David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine, and founding director of the UTHSC Center for Health… Read More