University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the largest academic health science center in the southeastern United States. UTHSC’s Memphis campus comprises six colleges – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – training the health care scientists and caregivers of tomorrow. Nearly 2,700 students are enrolled at UTHSC, which also offers ...a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities including our Health Outcomes and Policy Research PhD program. Pursuing basic science and clinical research with an emphasis on translational research, UTHSC investigators are supported by both government grants and private funding. In fiscal 2013, UTHSC faculty received almost $90 million in external funding for research and sponsored projects.
The Center for Health System Improvement (CHSI) is a University-wide center, and was initially established as the Healthy Memphis Data Center in 2004 to foster interdisciplinary health systems improvement research. Its mission is to improve health and health care in the Mid-South region by supporting interdisciplinary health systems research, evaluating innovative regional health and health care quality improvement efforts, championing patient-centered outcomes research, and promoting sustainable community-driven health system change. Dr. Bailey has served as the Center’s director since its founding. CHSI hosts a monthly Health Systems Research Conference in addition to periodic special seminars directly relevant to the current project. CHSI has over 25 affiliated faculty and staff from all the major Colleges of UTHSC.