The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), founded in 1911, is an accredited university that is part of the statewide University of Tennessee system. UTHSC includes the Colleges of Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. In Memphis, UTHSC is affiliated with many hospitals, including Methodist University Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. UTHSC also has campuses in Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, as well as practice and education sites throughout the State.

UTHSC, and its six colleges, provide educational and research opportunities to approximately 3500 professional and graduate students and 120 postdoctoral fellows.

Founded in 1928, The College of Graduate Health Sciences (CGHS) is one of the six colleges in our dynamic UTHSC campus. Our mission is to improve the knowledge about human health through education, research, and public service, with an emphasis on improving the health of Tennesseans. The CGHS mission is part of the overall mission of The University of Tennessee and UTHSC . Research training is provided by the CGHS to both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

The Postdoctoral Office was established in 2007, with the charge to provide appropriate infrastructure support for postdocs and their mentors. The overall goal of the Postdoc Office is to help ensure and enhance the quality and quantity of postdocs and their training experience.

The Postdoctoral Office works with the UT Postdoc Association and the Postdoc Advisory Committee. We also support the National Postdoc Association. The Postdoctoral Office has specific responsibility for developing and overseeing policies that relate to postdoc training and work conditions as outlined in the UTHSC Postdoctoral Fellow Handbook and the Compact. In addition, we provide support and services for our postdoc fellows and their faculty mentors.

In addition to the Postdoctoral Office, the CGHS offers graduate-level instruction leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Dental Science degrees in the programs of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Nursing Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Speech and Hearing Science. Specialized education beyond the baccalaureate level through advanced study and research training prepares our graduates for careers in academia, industry, and government. Combined professional/Ph.D. are available for exceptionally qualified graduate students.

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