Coffee Break: UTHSC gets $3.4M HHS grant
The Commercial Appeal
Aug 11, 2010
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has been awarded $3.4 million to establish its Minority Center of Excellence. The center will help the college recruit and retain minority students and faculty. "While we have been very successful over the past two decades in recruiting underrepresented minority students and faculty members, this grant will help us extend our reach even further," said James C. Eoff III, the college's executive associate dean. Eoff said the grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help the college develop materials and services for students and give its faculty new teaching techniques and research skills. The award will be paid over the next three years. The College of Pharmacy student body includes 22.8 percent minority students, including 16.1 percent African-Americans.