UTHSC News


Inaugural Chief Wellness Officer Aims to ‘Change the Culture’ Around Mental Health

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Psychiatrist Jessi Gold knows firsthand how critical mental health counseling can be for students navigating the rough waters of higher education. The inaugural chief wellness officer for the UT System and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Gold is transparent about the fact that she struggled with her… Read More


Chancellor Buckley Named Among 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s list of the 100 most influential people in Mid-South business for the second time. The Memphis Business Journal (MBJ) editorial team compiles the Power 100 list each year to profile outstanding leaders from sports, education,… Read More


College of Dentistry, Partners Celebrate Start of Construction on Kingsport Clinic

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today celebrated the start of construction on a new dental training clinic in Kingsport, Tennessee. When completed, the clinic, named the Kingsport Dental Clinic of the Appalachian Highlands, will serve as a rotation site for dental students and offer a full-time Advanced Education… Read More


Longtime Brain Researcher ‘Driven by Curiosity’

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, received his first chemistry set from his parents when he was 7 years old. Four years later, they gave him a magazine about the lives of great scientists. He remembers reading about 19th century British chemist John Dalton and his ideas about atoms and molecules. “With the ingenuity of a child, I… Read More


College of Pharmacy Alumni Contribute to “Everywhere You Look, UT” Mural Campaign

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Five University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy graduates created a local landmark on one of their West Tennessee pharmacies with an “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural. Derek Holyfield, PharmD ’02, along with partners Jennifer Hopper, PharmD ’98, Greg Emison, PharmD ’02, Brian Whitby, PharmD ’05, and Kelly Weaver, PharmD ’04, founded a… Read More


Memphis’ First Lady, UT Health Science Center Nursing Alumna Encourages: “See the Good in Our City”

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Memphis native and University of Tennessee Health Science Center alumna Jamila Smith-Young, DNP, MPH, CPNP-AC, was always involved in the community during her years growing up in the city’s Cherokee neighborhood. “My parents instilled in me and my sibling to give back. Even in church, we were always involved in things community-wise with my pastor.… Read More


College of Medicine Partners with Rhodes College, Univ. of Memphis to Expand Access to Medical Education

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The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is making significant strides in fostering the next generation of health care professionals by partnering with two other Memphis institutions to lower hurdles in accessing medical education. Through the partnerships, Rhodes College and University of Memphis students are guaranteed interviews at the College… Read More


Nursing Student’s Experience as Patient Inspires her Journey to Become a CRNA

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One of the major roles a nurse plays is that of a patient advocate. So, it makes sense that Bria Sharp decided to become a nurse after spending her childhood learning to manage her own chronic health condition – sickle cell disease (SCD). “I always knew I wanted to go into health care after my… Read More