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UTHSC Makes ‘Top Workplaces’ List for Fourth Year

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been named one of the 2017 Top Workplaces in the Greater Memphis area by The Commercial Appeal. It is the fourth consecutive year the university has achieved the designation. The recognition is based solely on employee surveys conducted for the newspaper by Energage, a leading research firm on organizational… Read More


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Investigators at UTHSC Played Key Role in Study Prompting New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center played a significant role in collecting data that resulted in the new guidelines announced last week for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure. The first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade… Read More


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Covington Named Interim Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC

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J. Stansill Covington III, DDS, MS, FRSM (London), has been named interim dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Covington, who previously has been associate dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, is the first alumnus of the college to serve as dean. A respected administrator and educator,… Read More


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Women’s Resource Group Raises $1,200 for Mid-South Food Bank

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The Women’s Resource Group at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised $1,200 toward providing 3600 meals to families in the Mid-South. The funds were raised through donations from the first Women’s Resource Group Holiday Recipe Swap and Tasting Event held recently at the Student-Alumni Center to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. “UTHSC has… Read More


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UTHSC’s Ilana Graetz Honored as Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research

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  Ilana Graetz, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the recipient of the 2017 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award. The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), the leading peer-reviewed journal focusing on issues in managed care, presents… Read More


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Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns: Our Past Does Not Define Our Future

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Editor’s note: This column by College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns first appeared in The Commercial  Appeal We are not defined by the circumstances of our birth. Values, determination and perseverance can overcome the bleakest of odds. These are the hard-won lessons I learned from my parents, Wylean and Arnold Chisholm. Both were raised in poor… Read More


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UTHSC Partners to Build Research, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization in Biosciences

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, and TriMetis Life Sciences today announced the establishment of a partnership focused on research, discovery, entrepreneurship, and commercialization in biosciences and technology at the university. At the heart of the partnership are the joint university appointments of Steve Bares, PhD, president and… Read More


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UTHSC to Celebrate National Distance Learning Week November 6-10

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  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will celebrate National Distance Learning Week November 6-10. During this time, online and e-learning institutions across the nation will highlight distance education growth and its acceptance as a proven form of learning, while also educating faculty about distance learning and showcasing program accomplishments. Last fiscal year… Read More