Department: Office of Research


New Strategic Plan Aims to Improve Health of Tennesseans

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new 2023-2028 Strategic Plan defines UTHSC’s direction for the future, as it continues to strive to improve health care and overall health across Tennessee. The plan, approved in late June by the UT Board of Trustees, serves as a roadmap for UTHSC’s next five years and outlines the… 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


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


UTHSC Researcher’s Lyme Disease Intervention Headed to Market

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On one wall in the modest office of Maria Gomes-Solecki, DVM, a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, hangs a framed letter that is the culmination of more than 20 years of work. Dated April 27, the letter is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture… Read More


Ferrara to Retire After Guiding Finances of UTHSC for Almost Two Decades

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Anthony “Tony” Ferrara, the senior vice chancellor for Finance and chief financial officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, knew he wanted to be an accountant since his freshman year in high school. That’s not a career choice you hear very often from high schoolers, but Ferrara vividly remembers the circumstances that led… Read More


Breast Cancer Research Team Pulls In $3 Million in National Support

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UTHSC researchers working to find new treatments to combat breast cancer metastasis recently pulled in a major national award. Wei Li, PhD, distinguished professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the Drug Discovery Center in the College of Pharmacy, and Tiffany Seagroves, PhD, professor of Pathology in the College of Medicine, are principal investigators on… Read More


UTHSC Physician Takes Research into Community to Improve Health

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Basic science research occurs in the lab. At the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the work of Dr. Jim Bailey and his team occurs at the other end of the research spectrum—in the community. Dr. Bailey, the Robert S. Pearce Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, serves as the principal investigator for the Tennessee Heart… Read More