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Procedure for Visitors Engaged in Research

The University of Tennessee has introduced a new policy governing the process for designating and approving visitors (as defined in the policy) who wish to engage in research activities at the University, as well as the responsibilities of University faculty, administrative personnel and departments who wish to host a visitor. The new policy takes effect November 1, 2020. Click here to read the new policy.

Phase 1 Ramp-Up Guidelines Regarding Human Subject Research Activities for non-COVID-19 Studies

The UTHSC Clinical Trials Governance Board has updated its guidelines for how non-COVID-19 related clinical research should be conducted at this stage of the pandemic. This document reflects the ramp up of clinical research activities occurring effective June 1, 2020. Please click here to read the full message.

Phased Re-opening of UTHSC Research Enterprise

The following directive represents the current institutional guidance for the phased re-opening of the campus research enterprise. Please click here to read the full message.

Continuity of Research Operations during COVID-19

UTHSC’s campus administration continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. Basic laboratory and clinical research infrastructure support remains currently active. Should State or Federal authorities require a partial shutdown of research operations, UTHSC leadership will communicate any future disruptions to the research enterprise at that time. Please click here to read the full message.

Each fiscal year, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty and staff receive over $300 million in sponsored program funding, including support from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.

Advancing research and economic development is at the core of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's mission. Research funding has directly contributed to UTHSC's long record of accomplishments in basic science, applied clinical and translational research, and public health, allowing us to continue our contributions to the health of the Memphis-area community. Through collaborative relationships with health care partnerships like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, we are well-positioned to pave the way for innovative patient-centered research and development with a clinical and translational focus.

UTHSC is the leading State institution for research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of diseases
331 investigators actively performing research at UTHSC in FY2019
1,496 residents, fellows, and post-docs accounted for at UTHSC in FY2020
Over $100 million in grants and contract awards in FY2020.

Research Resources

Research Events

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The VCR's Distinguished Lecture Series 

Created in an effort to educate and help the research community stay abreast on the world's most pressing research topics. 




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 Hot Topics in Research

An educational lunch-and-learn series designed to inform the UTHSC community of opportunities and resources available to them.

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Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Grand Rounds

This seminar series features successful and engaging scientists who have proven experience in entrepreneurial ventures, sharing their stories via webcast.



UTHSC LEADS Seminar Series

This series brings successful and engaging entrepreneurial scientists, involved in biotech, life sciences, pharma and device sectors to UTHSC to relay their "entrepreneurial stories."


Research News

Last Published: Mar 12, 2021