College: Medicine


Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club to Host 7th Annual Race for Sight 5K

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The Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting their 7th-annual Brad Baker Honorary Race for Sight 5K on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m. The race will be held at the Tour de Wolf Pavilion at Shelby Farms Park, 500 North Pine Lake Dr, Memphis, TN 38120.… Read More


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


First African American Graduate Alvin Crawford, MD, Returns to Alma Mater for Book Signing

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Sixty years after Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, the mutual appreciation shared between him and the university has not faded. Monday was a day of reminiscence, inspiration, and collaboration for Dr. Crawford as he returned to UT Health Science… Read More


Hae Won Shin, MD, Named Chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor

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Hae Won Shin, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor of Excellence at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. Dr. Shin recently joined UT Health Science Center from the University of New Mexico Health Science Center’s School of Medicine, where she served in the Department… Read More


UT Health Science Center Researchers Partner on Multi-Institutional $20 Million Award to Develop New Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Therapies

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UT Health Science Center researchers Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, Harriet Van Vleet Endowment Professor in Basic Oncology Research, Junming Yue, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pathology, Sue Chin Lee, associate professor in the Department of Physiology, and David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, are part of a scientific leadership… 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


UT Health Science Center to Welcome Dr. Alvin Crawford, First African American Graduate, to Celebrate Release of Autobiography

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Alvin Crawford, MD, the first African American to attend and graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, will return to his alma mater Monday, February 26, for a celebration and book signing of his recently published autobiography, a presentation on his research, and visits with students. A 1964 College of… Read More


New Chair of Anatomy and Neurobiology Excited by Quest to Unlock Secrets of the Brain

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Lynn Dobrunz, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, sees the brain as “the final frontier” of human biological research. Dr. Dobrunz joined UT Health Science Center in the fall, after nearly 25 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There,… Read More