Forensic Anthropologist Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, Named Director of West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

Dr. Benjamin Figura has a strong background in mass fatality and disaster response. He is the new director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center.

Benjamin J. Figura, PhD, a board-certified forensic anthropologist, has been named director of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which is operated through the University of Tennesee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Flint, Michigan, Dr. Figura received his Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Michigan State… Read More


Collaboration by Investigators at UTHSC, Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Uses Computational Modeling to Identify Possible Targeted Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease


A collaboration among investigators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tennessee Technological University and UTK-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-ORNL) has discovered molecules based on computational modeling that are an important advance toward producing targeted drugs for the treatment of chronic kidney disease, and may prove useful in finding… Read More


Steven R. Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Elected a 2016 AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Advancing Science


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently elected Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), as a 2016 AAAS Fellow. Dr. Goodman’s election makes him the first active UTHSC affiliated AAAS Fellow since 1972, and the first… Read More


UTHSC Awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Fund Innovative Proof-of-Concept Center, Stimulate Movement of Ideas to Market


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has received a nearly $500,000 i6 Challenge Award from the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) to establish a Proof-of-Concept Center at UTHSC in partnership with Memphis Bioworks Foundation. The award was announced recently by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as… Read More


Student Leaders Meet with Campus Administration for Collaborative Q & A Session


The Student Government Association Executive Council, which serves as the official liaison between the student body at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the administration, had the opportunity recently to meet with Chancellor Steve J. Schwab and Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Dr. Ken Brown.… Read More


Physicians at UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins


“This teamwork was spectacular,” said Dr. Max Langham, vice chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Department of Surgery and pediatric surgeon at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, during a press conference today announcing the successful surgery separating conjoined twins, Miracle and Testimony at Le Bonheur. The twins,… Read More


UTHSC Professor David Nelson Co-Authors Paper on Unique Lifestyle and Survival of Asian Longhorned Beetle

David Nelson, PhD,  professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at UTHSC has co-authored a paper that provides insight into the lifestyle and unique survival of the Asian longhorned beetle, a tree eating insect. It belongs to a large group (greater than 35,000… Read More