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Whittington Lecture Brings ACOS Past President Dr. Britt October 17

The John W. Whittington, M.D. Endowed Lecture is set for October 17 at Tennessee Terrace, Neyland Stadium, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss "The 21st Century: The Renaissance Period for American Surgery," with featured speaker L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, former president of the American College of Surgeons and Brickhouse Professor and Chair of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Read more

Family Medicine Residents Simulate Taking Call

Rising second-year Family Medicine residents participated in a simulated training known as "Night of the Living Call" to help prepare them for taking "call." The training exercises were initiated in 2014 by resident John Pitt, MD, so residents could practice for difficult situations. Read more

Big 4 Cancer Conference Discusses Comprehensive Care

The Big 4 Cancer Conference- the "Next" 4 (Melanoma, Gastrointestinal, Gynecologic and Prostate Cancers) is set for October 9-10 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read more

Knoxville Business Journal Names Wall and Hanna Healthcare Heroes

The Knoxville Business Journal has named its 2015 Healthcare Heroes, and Wahid Hanna, MD, and Jonathan Wall, PhD, are among the medical professionals honored. Read more

HLVI Conference Focuses on Tennessee Health Concerns

The annual Heart, Lung, Vascular Update for Primary Care Providers is scheduled for October 2-3 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and registation is open. Read more

Gerdau Knoxville Supports Amyloidosis Research

Representatives of steel recycler Gerdau’s Knoxville mill recently donated $1,500 to the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in memory of Arlan Piepho, former Gerdau Knoxville vice president and general manager. Read more

Dr. Rajiv Dhand Elected as President-Elect to International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

Rajiv Dhand, MD, Chair of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, was elected to a two-year term as president of the International Society for Aersols in Medicine from 2017-2019. Dr. Dhand currently serves as a board member to ISAM, and he will continue in that role until he takes over his new responsibilities in 2017.Read more

Frontiers Features New Treatment Options, New Research and New Programs

The Summer 2015 issue of Frontiers magazine tells stories of how The University of Tennessee Medical Center is working to provide better healthcare through more treatment options, new research, and more education options.Read more

UTGSM Graduates Advance Our Mission

The UT Graduate School of Medicine graduated 73 residents and fellows from 22 programs this year, including several new fellowship programs. Several graduates have chosen to advance their skills in a GSM residency or fellowship program. Others will commence their medical careers in private and public sectors, impacting our community through healing as well as education and discovery. See which communities these physicians will practice in.Read more

Academy of Scholars Awards Outstanding Resident Achievement

David Jeffcoach, MD, Surgery Resident, was recognized as Outstanding Resident Scholar by the Academy of Scholars at the New Resident and Fellow Welcome Reception and GSM Awards Ceremony. Read more

GSM Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

For the first time, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine alumni were honored at the New Resident and Fellow Welcome Reception and GSM Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented by Dean James Neutens, PhD, to alumni who have made significant contributions to the mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center and the community. Read more

GSM Faculty Honored for Excellence

Each year, faculty are recognized for their extraordinary efforts in education and discovery. The 13th annual University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Faculty Awards were presented by James J. Neutens, PhD, Dean; William Metheny, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education; and Mitchell Goldman, MD, Assistant Dean for Research, during the New Resident and Fellow Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony. Read more

Dean Announces Larry C. Kilgore, MD as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dean James Neutens, PhD, announced today that Larry C. Kilgore, MD has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM), Knoxville. Kilgore joined the UTGSM faculty in 2009 and is currently professor and director of Gynecologic Oncology. He has been serving as interim chair of the Department since February 2014. Read more

Dean Announces New Chair of Surgery Dr. Bruce Ramshaw

Dean James Neutens, PhD, announced today that Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville. Recognized internationally for laparoscopic and advanced hernia procedures, Dr. Ramshaw also specializes in creating patient-centered care teams. Read more

GSM Welcomes New Residents and Fellows

New resident and fellow physicians and dentists began training in their UT Graduate School of Medicine programs July 1. See who they are.Read more

The Scope Features Awards and Graduates

The July issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring the GSM Faculty Awards winners and other awards presented at the UT Graduate School of Medicine New Resident and Fellow Weclome Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Also, find out where recent graduates are now practicing or training in a fellowship program. Read more

Anesthesiology Resident Dr. Hatch Receives Scholarship to Train in Ethiopia

Micah Hatch, MD, third-year Anesthesiology resident, has been selected for an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Resident International Scholarship in Ethiopia. Dr. Hatch is among the first group of national anesthesiology residents to receive the scholarship. Read more

Dr. Robert Craft Named Chair of Anesthesiology

Robert M. Craft, MD, long-time faculty member and former resident, has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville. Read more

Graduate Program in Forensic Odontology and Human Identification Offered at University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Comparative and Experimental Medicine (CEM), a joint program between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, is launching the first post-graduate degree program in forensic odontology in the United States. Read more

Jeter Receives Visionary Award

This award is presented annually in each grand division of the state as part of TPHA's celebration of public health week. Read more

Employees Honored for Excellence

The UT Graduate School of Medicine recently honored employees with the ninth annual Employee Excellence Awards program. Excellence Awards are given to staff members who go beyond the scope of their jobs by providing outstanding job performance, courtesy and customer service, community service and leadership. Read more

Stevens Named President of a Vascular Surgery Society

Scott L. Stevens, MD, Professor of Surgery, Director of Endovascular Surgery, and Co-director of the UT Aortic Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, started his term as President of the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery at the organization's annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more

Surgery Resident Dr. Kleppe Awarded for Teaching

Kyle Kleppe, MD, third-year Surgery resident, was selected by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Class of 2016 to receive an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Read more

Amyloidosis Research Team Receives SMARTT Grant for Clinical Trial

Researchers in the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program and Molecular Imaging and Translational Research Program have been developing new tools and techniques, through partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Siemens, to effectively image amyloid in the body organs using radioactive proteins. Read more


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