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College of Dentistry’s Orpheus Triplett Honored with 2022 UT President’s Award

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Orpheus Triplett, DDS, assistant dean for Community Oral Health and Outreach in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry, was among seven employees honored today with 2022 UT President’s Awards. The awards were announced by UT System President Randy Boyd during the UT Board of Trustees meeting in Knoxville. The President’s Awards program… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.84 Million To Study Flu Infections

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Amber M. Smith, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the lead investigator on a new $2.84 million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The award will support a team lead by Dr. Smith to develop a new computational approach… Read More


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2021-22 Annual Report: UTHSC Cares for Tennessee

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As the state’s only public academic health care institution, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is committed to the health and well-being of every citizen in Tennessee. With six colleges – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy – our students, trainees, faculty, staff, and alumni impact health care from one… Read More


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College of Dentistry Volunteers help the Community

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When the world shut down early in the COVID-19 pandemic, students of the UTHSC College of Dentistry were looking for a way to help their community. So much was yet unknown about transmission of the coronavirus, and the college was adamant about protecting its students, faculty, staff, and patients from exposure. “They were just kind… Read More


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UTHSC Team Receives $2.19 Million To Study Neurotoxicity of Commonly-Used Chemical Solvent

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A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center researchers has been awarded $2.19 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for their investigation of the neurotoxic effects of toluene, a common chemical found in many household products.   Alex M. Dopico, MD, Van Vleet Chair of Excellence and professor in the Department… Read More


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Vice Chancellor Goodman Receives Special Honor from International Scientific Journal

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Dr. Steven Goodman IEMBC Award

Steve Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently honored for his work as editor in chief of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the biomedical sciences. Leadership of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM), which publishes… Read More


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Wilson Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Hamilton Eye Institute at UTHSC

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Dr. Matthew Wilson

Matthew W. Wilson, MD, FACS, has been named the Barrett G. Haik Endowed Chair for the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and director of the Hamilton Eye Institute. He began his new roles this month. Dr. Wilson has served as the acting chair of… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Justice Board

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The Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Justice Board held its first in-person meeting in more than two years on Tuesday, June 7, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Schreier Auditorium in the Student-Alumni Center on the Memphis campus. Altha Stewart, MD, senior associate dean for Community Health Engagement in the UTHSC College of Medicine and… Read More