Fall 2018

Tennessee has an estimated 70,000 people addicted to opioids, according to the Tennessee State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Each person exacts a toll beyond his or her own life; drug addiction impacts families, communities and the state.

Yet hope remains. UT has joined the battle. Students share their stories of loss and educate others. Researchers reach out and help the addicted. Alumni fight back, using their varied platforms. We are helping Tennesseans cut free from the drug’s entanglement and reclaim their lives.

Joe DiPietro pictured in Knoxville, Tennessee

A message from the president

The opioid epidemic is a problem of such complexity and consequence that it will require all we can do to…

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UT Ranked Among Best in World for Patents

The UT Research Foundation was granted 25 patents in 2017.

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