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UT Health Science Center Building on Momentum and Awareness in 2024, Recognizing Dedicated Partners

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Last year was a time of building for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, told the university’s Advisory Board during its winter meeting Friday. New leaders were recruited, a state-of-the-art-dental building opened, and a five-year strategic plan was adopted. This year, he said, UT Health Science Center will continue building… Read More


2023 Pharmacy Magazine Shows College’s Growth Over 125 Years

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Pharmacy Magazine celebrates 125 years of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center by remembering the past and looking forward to a bright future continuing to train Tennessee’s pharmacists. Through the Years Learn how pharmacy education at UT Health Science Center grew… Read More


College of Medicine Magazine Emphasizes Efforts to Advance Women in Medicine

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Medicine Magazine pays tribute to the women of the UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine by sharing how their achievements, leadership, and dedication have helped shape the future of medicine. Supporting Women Scientists The Women in Science Initiative is helping bridge gaps by supporting female faculty… Read More


2023 a Year of Accomplishments, Collaboration, and Planning for a Bright Future

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In 2023, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center adopted an ambitious new strategic plan, opened a state-of-the-art dental building in Memphis, and added new leadership to guide it into the future. The 2023-2028 Strategic Plan revolves around an exciting and expansive vision statement: Healthy Tennesseans. Thriving Communities. The plan reflects UT Health Science Center’s… Read More


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


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


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