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After 30 years of research focused on patient-oriented clinical outcomes, UTHSC College of Medicine Professor Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, DSc, was selected as the the 2024 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA specifically recognized Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s impact on diabetes prevention and insights into prediabetes. To learn more about Dr. Dagogo-Jack’s work follow the link below.

Rural Health Certificate Program at College of Pharmacy to Graduate First Cohort - UTHSC News 05/07/2024

Next Monday, the first cohort of students with the Rural Health Certificate offered by College of Pharmacy will graduate, marking a large step in addressing health care disparities faced by rural Tennessee communities. Designed to tackle the critical need for health care professionals in rural areas, the Rural Health Certificate program works to train pharmacists to address much-needed health care issues facing rural communities.

Rural Health Certificate Program at College of Pharmacy to Graduate First Cohort - UTHSC News Kassidy Kirkman, a fourth-year Pharmacy student, grew up in a small town in western Arkansas, where she saw firsthand the crucial role pharmacists play in rural communities. In May 2024, Kirkman will be among the first students to graduate having completed the Rural Health Certificate program offere...


As part of the celebration of Nurses Week, the college recognizes faculty with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Faculty. Congratulations to this year’s honorees, Assistant Professor Andrea Sebastian, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, AFN-C, SANE-P, and Assistant Professor Trina Barrett, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE! The college also recognizes outstanding staff, and this year’s award winners are Ramona Jackson snd Stephanie Breuer. Congrats to all!

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Today we thank nurses nationwide for the care and compassion that they provide day in and day out. Happy National Nurses Day! Thank you for all that you do!


Join us tomorrow at 6:45 pm in the Parish Meeting Space for an alumni reception during the American Association of Orthodontists 2024 Annual Session! Don’t miss out on this fantastic networking opportunity with your fellow alumni and colleagues.

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The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program in the UTHSC Audiology and Speech Pathology department has been ranked among the top 25 Audiology Programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. At No. 22, the new rank marks a four place improvement from last year.

“This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of the faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology,” said Department Chair Ashley Harkrider, PhD. “We are committed to excellence in education, research, and practice, and this top 25 ranking is a testament to our collective efforts.”

To learn more about the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology head to our website at the link in our bio.

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Great news from our College of Audiology and Speech Pathology! The expansion of their Early Intervention (EI) services will continue to provide students with new learning opportunities as well as expand care options for patients in East Tennessee!

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The UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy's Nashville location has completed significant upgrades that will provide expanded classroom spaces and study areas for students!

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We had a great time this past weekend hosting the Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association's Bluff City Brawl which featured Irish hurling teams from Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Little Rock!


In a recent talk with Memphis Rotary Club members, Regional One Health President and CEO Dr. Reginald Coopwood spoke at length about the prospect of transforming Regional One Health into an academic medical center. The plans would see UT Health Science Center merging with Regional One Health through a formal partnership, expanding health opportunities for the city of Memphis and educational opportunities for UT Health Science Center students.

“Most cities with over a million people and a medical school within it — they usually have an academic medical center that is closely affiliated with the medical school,” Dr. Coopwood said. “And this is something that we have been proposing for years.”

Read the The Daily Memphian's full story on Dr. Coopwood’s proposed plan at the link below.


Assistant Professor Christie Manasco, PhD, RN, CNE, was two years into an accounting degree at Mississippi State University when she realized that wanted to be a registered nurse. During her father’s cancer surgery and treatment in the hospital, “I was in awe of the great nursing care he received and realized that nursing was my calling,” she said. “After changing my major, I transferred into the nursing program at the University of South Alabama. The rest is history.”

Dr. Manasco has been a nurse educator for 20 years and joined the College of Nursing in 2020. She is our featured faculty member for April. “The part of teaching nursing that I love the most is the connection with the students,” she said. “One of my top strengths (per the CliftonStrengths Assessment) is relator, which emphasizes relationship building. As an educator, I find deep satisfaction in developing student-teacher relationships with students and working with them to achieve their goals of becoming nurses.”

She chose to come to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing because it offered an opportunity for her to develop further in the area of scholarship. Dr. Manasco is project director of a three-year, $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant that uses simulation to help students identify and address issues that lead to patients’ health problems. She is also a member of a grant team that is working to expand Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education in West Tennessee. In addition, she is part of a $3.9 million grant team for rural outreach to Lake and Lauderdale counties, for which she manages the program for Bachelor of Science in Nursing students seeking the Rural and Underserved Nurse designation.

After 30 years as a nurse, Dr. Manasco is still excited about the nursing profession because “the opportunity to grow and expand as a nurse is virtually unlimited.”


From a young age University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry D4 student Molly Ramsey was driven to go into health care after being exposed to the hardships faced by those seeking health care in rural communities.

“You have to go at least 40 minutes to an hour to a neighboring town to go to the dentist, and if you have to go to a specialist, then it could be as much as an hour and a half to two hours. Then, there’s the problem of being able to take off work, and people do not have a lot of money where I grew up, so you see a lot of dental problems as a result.”

You can find Ramsey’s full story and learn more about her journey to our College of Dentistry at the link below.

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Thank you to all that helped support our fourth-annual Giving Day! Over 1,100 donors from across the country helped raise more than $660,000, making this one our largest Giving Days to date!

“We had a banner Giving Day and across the board a record number of donors,” Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, said in a video message thanking donors. “We really, really appreciate all your support and we thank you for helping us in our mission and towards our vision of ‘Healthy Tennesseans. Thriving Communities.’”

Read more about this year’s Giving Day at the link below.


Congrats to Rachel Barenie, PharmD, JD, MPH and Chasity Shelton, PharmD, for being awarded the 2024 Excellence in Teaching Award for the UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.

The Excellence in Teaching Award is one of the most prestigious awards a faculty member can win. The winning recipients are nominated by the students of the various colleges and embody the spirit of teaching excellence that inspires students to achieve. This award recognition is a testament to the exceptional impact these faculty members have on their students' educational journeys. The recipients of this award will be recognized at the Student Government Association Executive Council Banquet and will receive a stipend along with a plaque.


Free Webinar: Deconstructed Small Group Simulation
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 12pm – 1pm CT
Jamie Pitt, Director of Education, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

This webinar will provide information on a unique experiential learning opportunity in simulation-based education. Participants will learn how small group simulation can foster deeper knowledge construction, facilitate discussions, and build active learning communities.

This opportunity is brought to you by the UTHSC Teaching and Learning Center and is open to everyone. Register now to attend:

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all our hardworking administrative professionals! Thank you for filling the essential role that you play on our campus and for everything that you do to keep things running smoothly!


We smashed our goal of 1,000 donors in 24 hours, but there are still matching opportunities and challenges remaining that provide direct support to our students! To help us meet these goals, we're extending our Giving Day campaign until 5:00 pm today. Help us make this our most successful Giving Day ever by visiting the link below to check our remaining matches and challenges!


There are so many different health science programs on this campus that it’s hard to find a solution for everybody, but these data sources have a little bit of everything!

Work smarter, not harder by incorporating data from previous studies into your research project.

📙 Google Dataset Search 📙
Using a simple keyword search, users can discover datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the Web.

📗 Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) 📗
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

📙 Harvard Dataverse 📙
The Harvard Dataverse Repository is a free data repository open to all researchers from any discipline, both inside and outside of the Harvard community, where you can share, archive, cite, access, and explore research data. Explore data by subject, including "Medicine, Health and Life Sciences."

📗 OSF (Open Science Framework) 📗
OSF is a free, open multi-use platform that can be used to work collaboratively on research projects and openly share research data.

📙 Figshare 📙
Figshare is a free and open sharing data repository that can be searched or browsed by category. Many journal publishers partner with Figshare to share datasets associated with publications.


The UTHSC College of Medicine - Chattanooga, in partnership with Erlanger, is proud to announce the nomination of Christopher Sciarretta, MD, for the 2024 Alper Humanitarian Award. Dr. Sciarretta is the nominee representing the department of emergency medicine. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sciarretta on his nomination for the Alper Humanitarian Award!!!

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We had a great time celebrating students and their contributions to our campus during our Student Appreciation Day celebration!


You’ve made it this far in the semester and you’re working so hard to prepare for finals! You deserve a little treat! Get some Crumbl Cookies on Thursday, May 2 starting at 11 AM. We’ll also have milk and coffee to wash down that sweetness!

Ken Tilashalski, DMD, Named Dean of the College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center - UTHSC News 04/22/2024

Congratulations to experienced clinician and respected academician Ken Tilashalski, DMD, who has been named the new dean for the UT Health Science Center College of Dentistry. Affectionately known as ‘Dr. T’ to students, Dr. Tilashalski will succeed James Ragain, DDS, PhD, who has served the college as dean since 2018.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Tilashalski will lead our outstanding College of Dentistry into its bright future,” said Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD. “A nationwide search identified a stellar leader, who not only knows the college and our university, but also brings an abundance of national knowledge and experience to the role.”

Ken Tilashalski, DMD, Named Dean of the College of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center - UTHSC News 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.


Amazing accomplishment for UTHSC College of Medicine-Chattanooga's Dr. Harish Manyam and our partners at Erlanger!

We're proud to work with health care providers like Erlanger to be able to provide innovative and boundary pushing life saving medicine to Tennesseans.

Congratulations to Dr. Harish Manyam and the Erlanger Cardiology team for performing the first atrial leadless pacemaker implant in Tennessee!

Erlanger is the first hospital in the state to use the world’s first dual chamber leadless pacemaker system, providing a new minimally invasive option to treat the nearly 80% of people who require pacing in two chambers of the heart. Offering this procedure to patients allows us to achieve our mission by safely and effectively revolutionizing care for those with slow or irregular heart rhythms.

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College of Nursing's Doctoral Program Ranked 25th by U.S. News & World Report - UTHSC News 04/18/2024

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice has been recognized by the U.S. News and World Report in the top 25 of their graduate schools list for 2024, placing the college in the top 7% of all DNP programs ranked nationwide!

College of Nursing's Doctoral Program Ranked 25th by U.S. News & World Report - UTHSC News The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing continues its strong showing among Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs nationwide with a No. 25 ranking by U.S. News & World Report for its DNP program on the magazine’s Best Graduate Schools list for 2024. The college....

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