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Frayser Community Urban Garden Helps ‘Change the Narrative’ of the Community

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The Frayser Community Urban Garden recently won the City of Memphis’ first Community Beautification Pitch Competition, a competition for individuals to pitch to the Memphis City Council on projects focusing on improving neighborhoods. The Frayser Community Urban Garden was established in a collaboration between UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine and its Board of… Read More


UT Health Science Center Campus Police Joins National Seat Belt Campaign

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office in the “Click it or Ticket” campaign from May 20 to June 2, to increase seat belt enforcement as a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization. During this campaign, Campus Police will heavily… Read More


Campus Police Awarded Second Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Campus Police Department has been awarded its second Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) from the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP). The accreditation recognizes significant professional achievement, the use of written directives, policies, and procedures that are operationally successful, and the fulfillment of TLEA program standards. “I… Read More


New Staff Senate Represents Employees Across the University

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Two longstanding employee organizations at UT Health Science Center have merged to become the new Staff Senate. Formerly the Employee Relations Committee, which represented non-exempt employees, and the Exempt Staff Council, which represented exempt employees at the director level and below, the Staff Senate now represents exempt and non-exempt employees across the university. The Staff… Read More


UT Health Science Center’s Audiology Program Ranks No. 22 in Nation

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The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has climbed into the top 25 of audiology programs nationwide, ranking No. 22 in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools list for 2024. The AuD program moved up four spots from its previous ranking of No. 26 in… Read More


UT Health Science Center’s 2024 Giving Day Surpasses Donor Goal

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s fourth-annual Giving Day April 23 was a success, raising $664,850 and exceeding the goal of 1,000 donors in 24 hours with 1,155 donors from across the country. “We had a banner Giving Day and across the board a record number of donors,” Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, said in… Read More


Graduate Health Sciences Magazine Showcases Impactful Work of Students and Researchers

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The Spring 2024 issue of the College of Graduate Health Sciences Magazine illustrates how the college continues to support innovation among its students, postdocs, and faculty, allowing them to develop a career-long dedication to finding cures and answering the big questions. Fostering Ingenuity Learn how an initiative in the College of Graduate Health Sciences helped… Read More


Ken Tilashalski, DMD, Named Dean of the College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center

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An experienced clinician, respected academician, and dynamic leader, Ken Tilashalski, DMD, has been tapped to lead the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, effective July 1. Dr. Tilashalski, affectionately known as ‘Dr. T’ to students, faculty, and staff, has served as the college’s executive associate dean since September 2023. He… Read More