UTHSC News


UTHSC College of Dentistry Expands Clinical Presence in East Tennessee

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Continuing its mission to expand its clinical reach across the state, the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has established two new student clinical rotation sites in Crossville and Knoxville. “Clinical rotations are excellent opportunities for our students,” said Orpheus Triplett, DDS, assistant dean for extramural clinical education and community… Read More


UTHSC College of Nursing and UT Southern Collaborate to Offer Joint BSN Program

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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has approved a proposal for a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program operated by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing and the UT Southern Jeanette M. Travis School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The proposal was approved at THEC’s Aug. 17 meeting. The… Read More


UTHSC Researchers to Study How Hormones Impact Melanoma Risk

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As the United States experiences a continuous increase in cases of melanoma, researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are beginning a study to determine whether sex hormones affect the risk of the deadly skin cancer. The researchers have received a $423,500 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of… Read More


Chancellor Buckley Receives AACDP Leadership Award

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The American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP) has selected Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as the recipient of its 2023 Leadership Award. The award honors one person each year for outstanding leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the field of psychiatry. As the award recipient, Dr.… Read More


‘We All Have a Role to Play’ in Fulfilling the UTHSC Vision, New EVC Says

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Raaj Kurapati, the new executive vice chancellor and chief operating and financial officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, traces his career in higher education to a conversation he had with his father, who was in the hospital preparing for heart surgery. His father, Rajarathnam Kurapati, asked for three things he thought would… Read More


College of Nursing’s BSN Program Ranked No. 31 in Nation, Highest in Tenn. by U.S. News & World Report

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For the third year in a row, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has the highest-ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Tennessee, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s list of undergraduate nursing programs in its Best Colleges list. Nationally, the college ranked No. 31 out of 656 BSN… Read More


Summer Program Collaboration Introduced Biomedical Sciences to Trainees

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The Summer Research Scholars (SRS) program in the College of Graduate Health Sciences and the Biostatistics Internship in the Department of Preventive Medicine provided research experience to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. In the SRS program, accepted undergraduate students receive hands-on research experience in the biomedical sciences fields at UTHSC research laboratories. Students are matched… Read More


‘I am Just Blessed’: Med Student’s Journey from Nigeria to Memphis Lets Her Help Others

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As a child in Nigeria, third-year medical student Khadijat Perkins suffered through several life-threating bouts with malaria. “I felt that I had the most dreadful childhood memories, unaware that at the same time, many young children in my country never live long enough to create such memories,” she said. “I am from Nigeria, where one… Read More