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COM Awards Dr. Purkey as Outstanding

Janet Purkey, MD, FACP, Associate Professor and Medical Student Clerkship Director in Medicine, was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Physician and Teacher award by the Class of 2017 College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Read more

The University of Tennessee Medical Center Celebrates Sixty Years

Today, The University of Tennessee Medical Center celebrates its 60th anniversary. On the morning of August 9, 1956, ambulances transferred patients from Knoxville General Hospital to the newly built state-of-the-art and air conditioned University of Tennessee Memorial Research Center and Hospital.Read more

Chaplain Brad Hood Shares Elements of Sacred Storytelling August 10

At the next meeting of Literary Rounds on Wednesday, August 10, Brad Hood, a chaplain at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, will share "Elements of Sacred Storytelling."Read more

Health Literacy Class for Healthcare Professionals Scheduled for August 24, 2016

Health Literacy is the next big thing around UTMC. This class is designed for healthcare professionals.Read more

First North American Patient in Liver Cancer Clinical Trial Treated at UT Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center initiated treatment on North America’s first participant in a clinical trial for patients who have advanced liver cancer and limited available treatment options. Read more

Dr. Goldman Honored with Heart Transplant Puppet

Mitchell Goldman, MD, Assistant Dean for Research and retired vascular surgeon, was presented with a special puppet known as Alex who was used to educate children and families about organ and tissue donation and transplantation through Kids on the Block, a troupe of education puppets. Read more

Residents and Fellows Awarded for Research

The UT Graduate School of Medicine Dean and the Academy of Scholars recognized excellence in research through Resident and Fellow Research Day, initiating a new format to showcase the very best in case reports and original research. Read more

The Scope Features the U.S. Surgeon General's Visit

The July issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring the U.S. Surgeon General's visit. Also featured are innovations in research and awards.Read more

Dr. Nickloes Named Surgical Critical Care Program Director

Todd Nickloes, DO, FACOS, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery's Division of Trauma/Critical Care, has been named Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. He succeeds Brian Daley, MD, who served as Program Director since 2011 and continues serving as the General Surgery Residency Program Director.Read more

U.S. Surgeon General Discusses Opioid Epidemic at UT Medical Center

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy met with doctors, lawmakers and a host of clinicians and other community leaders at The University of Tennessee Medical Center to discuss and seek solutions in the opioid abuse epidemic afflicting the nation, and hitting particularly hard in Tennessee.Read more

University Center for Pain Management Offers Comprehensive Care

The University Center for Pain Management has expanded its capabilities under the direction of Stephanie Vanterpool, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology's Division of Pain Medicine, to offer comprehensive chronic pain management. Read more

UTGSM Surgeon Develops Medical Care in Kurdistan

A surgical team including Lou Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, and Sabina Siddiqui, MD, Surgery Alumnus, traveled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq recently to participate in the 7th Annual Joint Medical Symposium and to provide clinical and surgical care side by side with medical colleagues who practice in Kurdistan. Read more

Dr. Spengler's Legacy for Vascular Research Honored

Mitchell Goldman, MD, Assistant Dean for Research and retired Vascular Surgeon and Chair of Surgery, recently unveiled a plaque to recognize the contributions of Frank J. Spengler, DDS, to vascular research through a gift fund created in his name. Read more

Anesthesiology Faculty Selected as Oral Board Examiners

For the first time, two UT Graduate School of Medicine Anesthesiology faculty have been selected concurrently as oral board examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology: Patrick McConville, MD, and Brigitte Messenger, MD. Read more


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