UTHSC News


UTHSC, Vanderbilt University Receive $2.4 Million Grant to Promote Diversity in Speech-Language Pathologists for High-Need Children

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The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University have secured a $2,399,454 grant to fund a five-year project to address the need for diversity in highly trained professionals in speech-language pathology. The project, known as Project PAL… Read More


UTRF Innovation Awards Celebrate UTHSC Researchers

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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements are making life better locally, nationally, and globally at its annual Innovation Awards ceremony, held December 14 at the Mooney Library at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. The Innovation Awards recognize researchers from all over the UT System who partner… Read More


UT Health Science Center Honors Impact of Exemplary Faculty, Staff, Students

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At the 2023 UTHSC Impact Awards, the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity recognized faculty, staff, students, and trainees for the outstanding work they do at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Today we celebrate colleagues who have gone above and beyond, giving exemplary service,” said Raaj Kurapati, UTHSC’s executive vice chancellor and chief… Read More


Ophthalmology Professor Advocates and Educates on Vision Research Globally

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TJ Hollingsworth, PhD, is committed to advocacy, education, and research in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Hollingsworth was recently chosen as a member of the 2023 Emerging Vision Scientists cohort for the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)/Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and participated in communicating the value of research and… Read More


UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Tusculum University Create Pathway to Help Tusculum Students Pursue Pharmacy Degrees

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy and Tusculum University have signed a memorandum of understanding to assist students in completing an undergraduate degree at Tusculum and enrolling in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Under the agreement, Tusculum students, who are in their final year of completing… Read More


Advisory Board Chair Phil Wenk Honored for Service to People of Tennessee

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“I think Phil is one of those people you meet, and you think, ‘I wish I’d met you earlier in my life,’” UT System President Randy Boyd said of Phil Wenk, DDS, the chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Tennessee. “My life has been so much better having known him, and I feel like… Read More


Dr. Mukta Panda Awarded for Contributions to Physician Well-Being

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has honored Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, F-RCP London, professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine in Chattanooga, with the 2023-2024 ACP Award for Outstanding Contributions to Improving Well-Being and Professional Fulfillment in Internal Medicine. According to ACP, the award recognizes an individual who has… Read More


UT Health Science Center Welcomes New CARE Navigator to Help Students Succeed

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Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have a new resource to help them when facing difficulties in their academic, professional, and social lives. Carla Gool, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of mental health, has joined the university as a CARE navigator. In this role, Gool… Read More