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Susan Jacob Named Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Nursing at UTHSC

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Susan R. Jacob, PHD, RN, BSN, MSN, has been named executive associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She previously served in an interim role in this position. Dr. Jacob has been a nursing educator for over 30 years, serving as a tenured professor on the… Read More


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UTHSC Begins Campaign for Specialty License Plate

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Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center may soon be able to show their school spirit wherever the road takes them. UTHSC has kicked off a campaign to get a collegiate license plate featuring the appropriate shades of green and orange and the UTHSC logo. Money generated from… Read More


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UTHSC Researcher Il Hwan Kim, PhD, Using Self-Made Technology to Research Neural Circuits and Their Role In Psychiatric Disorders

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Il Hwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded more than $1.53 million to identify neural circuit disfunction that may cause behavioral difficulties in several mental disorders. Difficulties with social interactions, as well as struggles… Read More


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Researcher Siamak Yousefi, PhD, of UTHSC Aims To Use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence To Detect Glaucoma

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Siamak Yousefi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was awarded an exploratory grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use artificial intelligence as a tool to detect glaucoma early or in the beginning of its… Read More


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Michael Alston Named Chief Diversity Officer for UTHSC

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Michael Alston, EdD, CCDP/AP, assistant vice chancellor for Equity and Diversity and Title IX coordinator at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named chief diversity officer for the university. “As chief diversity officer, the vision is to create opportunities for all students, trainees, and employees to experience development and learning, enabling decisions… Read More


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Hassan Aziz Receives Distinguished Author Award from the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science

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Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACSs, MLS(ASCP)cm, associate dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs and interim chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received the Distinguished Author Award, Education Section, from the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. The… Read More


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UTHSC Pilot Project Awards Given to Support Innovative Research And Improve Health of Tennesseans

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The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI), the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s newest research institute, recently awarded four pilot grants to collaborative research groups in support of new projects aimed at addressing the most-pressing health needs in the Southern United States. The 2019 TN-CTSI Pilot Project winners and their project titles are:… Read More


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J. Patrick Ryan Named Senior Assistant Dean for Basic Science Curriculum for the College of Medicine at UTHSC

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J. Patrick Ryan, PhD, has been named senior assistant dean for Basic Science Curriculum in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Ryan, who has been with UTHSC since 1988, previously served as assistant dean for Basic Science Curriculum. He also is a professor in the Department of… Read More