The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is composed of six colleges; Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Graduate Health Sciences, and is statewide with four campuses throughout Tennessee: Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville. It is home to more than 3,000 students and 1,300 residents, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows, and boasts approximately $85 million per year in external research funding and sponsored programs. In 2018, UTHSC formed the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) to be a catalyst for an integrated research and training environment for clinical and translational research in order to improve efficiency and quality across the translational spectrum. With the research mission embraced by all four UTHSC campuses as well as all six Colleges, the Institute created a statewide interdisciplinary unit to accelerate clinical and translational research. TN-CTSI is partnered with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, which has extension offices in every county of Tennessee, to increase its statewide reach and offer research opportunities to rural Tennesseans. The TN-CTSI is also partnering with the Data Science and Engineering program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Advanced Computing Facility (a partnership between UTK, UTHSC, and Oakridge National Laboratory) to provide access to the most powerful super-computing and data science platforms available in the world.