UTHSC News


Through Medicine and Leadership, Corinne Gibson Aspires to Change Lives

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has played a part in Corinne Gibson’s family for decades. Her parents got married as students in the College of Medicine, and now Gibson is continuing their legacy as a fourth-year medical student. Gibson has known she wanted to go into the medical field since high school, with… Read More


UTHSC License Plate Makes You an Ambassador Wherever You Go

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Wherever Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance Michael Ebbs drives, he shows his support for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Ebbs is among faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who have purchased a UTHSC license plate and show their spirit anywhere the road takes them. “I just… Read More


Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Raises Over $6,000 at Annual Art Show and Auction

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The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center (RKSTC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center held its 7th Annual Art Show and Auction last weekend, a fundraising event aimed at supporting the operations of the clinic and providing occupational therapy (OT) treatment to uninsured and underinsured children in Memphis. The Annual Art Show and Auction… Read More


UTHSC Researchers Awarded $3.69 Million to Study Genetics Mediating Response to THC, the Major Psychoactive Component in Cannabis

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have received a five-year grant totaling $3.69 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study how genetic differences influence behavioral and physiological responses to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component in cannabis. Increased legalization for medical and/or recreational use and more favorable public perspectives… Read More


Boucher Named 2023 Paul F. Parker Medalist by American College of Clinical Pharmacy

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Bradley Boucher, PharmD, FCCP, MCCM, FNAP, former interim dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Medal Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. The Paul F. Parker Medal is the highest honor awarded by the ACCP and… Read More


Dr. Ken Tilashalski Named Executive Associate Dean for College of Dentistry at UTHSC

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Kenneth R. Tilashalski, DMD, has been named executive associate dean for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry. He will join the faculty effective September 1.  Prior to joining UTHSC, Dr. Tilashalski, known as Dr. T, served as the associate dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB),… Read More


College of Nursing Academic-Practice Partnership with Le Bonheur Receives National Recognition

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital are being recognized with the 2023 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award. It is one of three academic-practice partnerships that will be acknowledged during the upcoming AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference October 28-30 in Washington, DC. Established in… Read More


Team Led by Satya Surbhi, PhD, Awarded $3.5 Million to Test Medication Adherence Interventions for Vulnerable Populations

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), led by Satya Surbhi, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Health System Improvement in the College of Medicine, have received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) for a study addressing system-level barriers to improve medication adherence… Read More