Research Overview


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga has a long history of quality research performed by medical students, residents, fellows, faculty and community partners.  


ResearchUnder the leadership of David C, Seaberg, MD, Dean for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, new research priorities have been established.  Plans are underway to establish a Medical Research Center in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and local health insurance companies. This center will provide support for each of the College's residency programs.


The early focus of the Medical Research Center will involve:

  • Acute and rehabilitative care of trauma victims
  • Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and developmental disabilities
  • Medical care of the geriatric population
  • Emergency medicine
  • Pharmaceutical clinical trials
  • Health performance and disease prevention
  • Primary care
  • General and specialty surgery

ResearchCurrent research is being conducted in health disparities, oncology, hypertension, pediatrics, cardiology, ob/gyn, plastic surgery, neurology, infectious disease, orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and emergency medicine.


Also, Dean Seaberg has made a commitment for new and groundbreaking research in the fields of nanotechnology and independent living devices.

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