College: Health Professions


Black Student Association Celebrates Outstanding Students at 2024 Awards Ceremony

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Seven distinguished student leaders from across the colleges at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were honored at the 32nd annual Black Student Association (BSA) Awards Ceremony Friday, February 23, in the Student-Alumni Center. LaTonya Washington, MBA, UT Health Science Center College of Medicine alumna and chief medical officer for Methodist North Hospital, was… Read More


UT Health Science Center ‘State of the University’ Presentation Feb. 21

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his State of the University presentation Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m. CST, on the Memphis campus in the Mooney Library, Room 201.  The theme of the presentation is “Tennessee is Our Campus,” emphasizing UT Health Science Center’s statewide presence and impact.… Read More


Veteran Employee Shares Memories of Her Father, Civil Rights Activist Elmore Nickelberry

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Thirty years on the job at UT Health Science Center has not dimmed Toyia Polk’s desire to shine in her profession. A business manager for clinical research in the Office of Research, Polk says her dedication to hard work is part of the legacy left by her father, Elmore Nickelberry, a Memphis hero of the… Read More


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


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


Advisory Board to Hold Winter Meeting January 12

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Advisory Board will meet Friday, January 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the Mooney Library, 875 Monroe Ave., on the Memphis campus.  On the agenda:  Chancellor’s report  Updates from the colleges and units 2023-2028 Strategic Plan update  While the meeting will be conducted in person, it will also be… Read More


2023 a Year of Accomplishments, Collaboration, and Planning for a Bright Future

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In 2023, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center adopted an ambitious new strategic plan, opened a state-of-the-art dental building in Memphis, and added new leadership to guide it into the future. The 2023-2028 Strategic Plan revolves around an exciting and expansive vision statement: Healthy Tennesseans. Thriving Communities. The plan reflects UT Health Science Center’s… Read More


UTHSC, Vanderbilt University Receive $2.4 Million Grant to Promote Diversity in Speech-Language Pathologists for High-Need Children

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The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University have secured a $2,399,454 grant to fund a five-year project to address the need for diversity in highly trained professionals in speech-language pathology. The project, known as Project PAL… Read More