UTHSC Restructures College of Graduate Health Sciences

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Today, Chancellor Hershel P. Wall, MD, announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has restructured its College of Graduate Health Sciences (CGHS).

Today, Chancellor Hershel P. Wall, MD, announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has restructured its College of Graduate Health Sciences (CGHS). Founded in 1928, the college offers seven highly sought advanced degree programs and has graduated nearly 1,200 Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Dental Science degrees.

Ed Schneider, PhD, interim dean for the CGHS, has stepped down. Dr. Schneider, former associate dean in the CGHS and professor of Physiology, came out of retirement 18 months ago to serve as the interim dean. “Ed has served admirably and enthusiastically,” Chancellor Wall said. Cheryl Scheid, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, who serves as the UTHSC provost, has been named interim dean for CGHS until a permanent dean is hired.

Going forward, the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences (IPBS) will remain part of the College of Graduate Health Sciences but will be overseen by the College of Medicine. “IPBS has been taught by faculty in the basic science departments in the College of Medicine and at St. Jude,” Chancellor Wall noted. “This program has been very ably directed by Dr. Pat Ryan, associate professor of Molecular Sciences.” With the restructuring, IPBS will now be administered by an associate dean in the UTHSC College of Medicine. The associate dean will oversee all of the graduate programs under the College of Medicine