UTHSC Appoints Associate Dean for Interprofessional Research, Nursing School

Memphis, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Scott Howard, MD, MSc, the Associate Dean for Interprofessional Research, located in the School of Nursing. Dr. Howard brings to his new position extensive experience leading research teams, developing and promoting research networks, and mentoring colleagues at all stages of professional development.

Dr. Howard is Founder and CEO of Resonance, LLC in Memphis, and currently serves as Board Chairman of World Child Cancer USA, as Chair of the Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and as an adjunct professor in the School of Health Studies at the University of Memphis. His career also includes work with major health programs, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Global Health Fellowship Program, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Most of his research has focused on supportive care of children with cancer, an area, he says, in which nursing plays a key role and which has potential for further research.

Dr. Howard earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1994 at the University of Alabama and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1989 at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. In 2001, he received a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of Tennessee College of Health Sciences. From 1998 to 2001, he held a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A frequent guest lecturer and keynote speaker, Dr. Howard has published more than 170 articles, 15 book chapters, and a book. He has conducted or facilitated over 1,000 web-based meetings in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese to discuss patient care, provide education, review protocols, and improve supportive care.