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UTHSC Campus Police Department to Participate in “Booze It and Lose It” Traffic Safety Campaign

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The Campus Police Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign through September 6, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization to… Read More


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Russell Named Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC

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Dr. Cindy Russell

Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN, has been named vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs (AFSA) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Russell has served as the interim vice chancellor for AFSA since December 2020. With almost three decades of service to the university, Dr. Russell has also served as the associate… Read More


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Britt Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced™ Certification

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Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, interim co-director and director of education of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has earned the international Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced™ (CHSE-A™) certification. Britt joins the ranks of only 88 individuals worldwide who have achieved this distinction. Awarded by the… Read More


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Joseph Pierre Awarded $423,292 Grant to Study Hirschsprung Disease in Newborns

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Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received a $423,292 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the pathophysiology of Hirschsprung Disease in newborns. Ankush Gosain, MD,… Read More


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TN-CTSI Awards Pilot Project Funding To Two UTHSC Researchers

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The Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the latest round of grant recipients from its Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. Two UTHSC researchers were each awarded $30,000 for a one-year period. The winners and their projects are: Karen J. Derefinko, associate professor,… Read More


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UTHSC, Omega Ministries Hosting Back-to-School Supply Giveaway August 7

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Back to School supply giveaway August 7, 2021 from 8 am to noon at 3 N. Dunlap

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with Omega Ministries to give away 500 free backpacks filled with school supplies to K-12 students in the Memphis community on Saturday, August 7. The drive-through event will be held on the UTHSC campus from 8 a.m. to noon at the Van Vleet Building, 3 N.… Read More


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UTHSC Receives More Than $42,000 In Energy Incentives from the Tennessee Valley Authority

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The Facilities Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received $42,067.50 in energy incentives from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The award was used to improve lighting and energy sources in the Mooney Building on campus. The Mooney Building is part of the state-funded, $70 million renovation of the university’s Historic Quadrangle which… Read More


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The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine Gains International Reach With New Partnership

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An institute led by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is gaining international reach, thanks to a new partnership with a worldwide interdisciplinary network. The Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM) has combined forces with the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) in an informal partnership to promote their common interest in stem cell therapeutics and… Read More