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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis is part of the statewide, multi-campus University of Tennessee system, a subdivion of the Knoxville-based University of Tennessee proper. The Health Science Center includes the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Engineering, graduate medical education programs in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, family medicine centers in Knoxville, Jackson and Memphis, and public and continuing education programs across the state.
The Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees. Each of the professional colleges or programs is accredited by the appropriate agency for the profession or program.
Go to the College or School's Web site for specific degrees offered. The Health Science Center offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science (in certain fields); Master of Physical Therapy; Master of Science (in certain fields); Doctor of Dental Surgery; Doctor of Philosophy (in certain fields); Doctor of Medicine; Master of Science in Nursing; Doctor of Nursing Science; and Doctor of Pharmacy.
UTHSC and the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute recently initiated the Technology Exchange for Cancer Health Network (Tech-Net) with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
She directs the university's Outreach Center, which is responsible for the University of Tennessee Telehealth Network and related research projects to evaluate the use and effectiveness of telehealth.
The Delta Health Partnership is a collaboration between UTHSC and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, that provides comprehensive diabetes care for an underserved population of predominantly African American patients in rural areas of the Mississippi Delta region.
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