Cheryl Scheid, PhD, Named Permanent Dean for Graduate Health Sciences

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Today Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced that Cheryl Scheid, PhD, has been appointed permanent dean for the College of Graduate Health Sciences at UTHSC.

Today Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced that Cheryl Scheid, PhD, has been appointed permanent dean for the College of Graduate Health Sciences at UTHSC. She has served as interim dean of the college since February 2009. Dr. Scheid will also continue to serve as vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, the UTHSC chief academic officer.

“We have formally consolidated the positions of dean for Graduate Health Sciences and the vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs since there is a natural alignment in the roles,” Chancellor Schwab said. “Dr. Scheid has served in an outstanding manner, fulfilling the responsibilities of both roles for more than 16 months. Combining the positions under her leadership allows considerable streamlining by consolidating administrative staffs from the two organizations,” he observed. “The merged structure also allows enhanced administrative support for the College of Graduate Health Sciences without increasing costs.”

Founded in 1928, the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences offers a variety of advanced degrees, preparing students for careers in academia, industry and government. The college has nine areas of study: biomedical engineering and imaging; dental science; epidemiology; health outcomes and policy research; integrated program in biomedical sciences; nursing; pharmaceutical sciences; pharmacology; and speech and hearing science.

Currently these programs are providing research training for approximately 300 students, and have produced more than 1,200 graduates with Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science and Master of Dental Science degrees.