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Study Finds Radiation Reduction Gloves Have Negative Impact

A study published in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics found the use of radiation reduction gloves used by fluoroscope operators during fluoroscopically guided procedures can negatively impact patient dose. Read more

COM Holds Alumni Reception in Knoxville

UT Health Science Center Chancellor Steve Schwab, College of Medicine Executive Dean David Stern and Graduate School of Medicine Dean Jim Neutens would like to thank the more than 200 UT College of Medicine alumni and guests who attended COM's Alumni Reception at Cherokee Country Club. Read more

Waters Named Urology Residency Program Director

W. Bedford Waters, MD, Professor and Division Chief of Urology, has been named the new Urology Residency Program Director. Read more

Daley Presents on Quality Improvement Standards Related to Surgical Duration

Brian J. Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, Professor of Surgery, presented "How Slow is too Slow? Correlation of Operative Time to Complications — An Analysis from the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative" with Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC) co-authors. Read more

January Health Information Classes Available Through Preston Medical Library Faculty

Preston Medical Library faculty offer classes weekly to teach consumer health information best practices as well as train health care professionals on using resources including smart phone apps and database websites. Read more

Bell Named 2014 Health Care Hero

John Bell, MD, Professor of Surgery, was named a 2014 Health Care Hero by theGreater Knoxville Business Journal for his community outreach efforts to take mammogram screenings "to the streets."Read more

New Simulation Course Prepares Medical Students for Residency

Through the UT Graduate School of Medicine and the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, Paul Huffstutter, MD, and Leonard Hines, MD, Co-Directors, are offering a new elective course to fourth-year medical students called "Preparation for Residency Skills through Simulation."Read more

December Scope Features Advances in Education

The December issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring a new endowed professorship, a new Urology program director, and a new residency preparation course for fourth-year medical students. Read more

December 10 Literary Rounds Features Sam Venable

Slow down, take a break, and enjoy a few laughs this holiday season with one of Knoxville’s treasures - Knoxville News Sentinel columnist, Sam Venable. On Wednesday, December 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.,Venable will be the featured speaker at Literary Rounds: Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse.Read more

Major Gift from Lottery Winner Creates New Endowed Professorship

Roy Cockrum, a heart surgery survivor and jackpot lottery winner, announced a $1 million gift in honor of the surgeon who saved his life. The Thomas E. Gaines, M.D. Professorship of Cardiothoracic Surgery Endowment, will support research, patient care and education for the Heart Lung Vascular Institute.Read more

Fall Frontiers Features the New Health Information Center

In the Fall 2014 issue of Frontiers, read about the grand opening of the Health Information Center; the one-year anniversary of a tragic bus accident; 3 new fellowship programs; and 30 years of service by LIFESTAR, the medical center’s aeromedical transport.Read more

Academy of Scholars Awards Outstanding Resident Achievement

The Academy of Scholars (AOS) has developed an award to recognize Outstanding Scholarly Achievement among residents. The inaugural awardees are Austin Bourgeois, MD, Radiology Resident, and Chandler Long, MD, Surgery Resident. Read more

Dr. Carlson Receives AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award

Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS, Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received the AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award during the opening ceremony of the 96th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Read more

Dentistry Offers First Forensic Dentistry Fellowship

Using resources available through the Regional Forensic Center, the Department of General Dentistry has launched the first Forensic Dentistry Fellowship, chaired by O. Lee Wilson, DMD. Read more

Eminent Neuroscientists Lead New Research Program

New research in the Department of Anesthesiology is aimed at understanding how the brain regulates states of consciousness. This research will lead to better understanding of pain and anesthesia, as well as disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and sleep apnea. Read more

October Scope Highlights New Programs

The October issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring a new Forensic Dentistry Fellowship, new anesthesiology research, and a new Health Information Center. The Scope also features stories of awards and honors received by our faculty, residents and staff. Read more

Surgery Resident Develops Documentation Training

David Jeffcoach, MD, Surgery Resident, developed a training intervention focused on improving patient documentation. He hypothesized that such improvements would enhance documentation patterns and lead to improved patient outcomes. Read more

Engineering Students Work with UTGSM to Turn Knowledge into Skills

Jeff Reinbolt, PhD, University of Tennessee Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE), led a senior capstone design course in collaboration with the UT Graduate School of Medicine for engineering students to bridge between theory-based education and a problem-solving profession. Read more

Fall Frontiers Features the New Health Information Center

In the Fall 2014 issue of Frontiers, read about the grand opening of the Health Information Center; the one-year anniversary of a tragic bus accident; 3 new fellowship programs; and 30 years of service by LIFESTAR, the medical center's aeromedical transport. Read more

Gift to UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation Helps Keep Medical Clinicians Prepared

On October 2, The University of Tennessee Medical Center and the UT Graduate School of Medicine recognized the generous gift of $300,000 to the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation from Mike West and Back Porch Vista Capital Management. Read more

UT College of Medicine Reception in Knoxville

Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD; Executive Dean David Stern, MD; and Dean Jim Neutens invite all UT College of Medicine graduates, residents and faculty to a reception Friday, October 24, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. Read more

Advance Features Research for the Future

The Summer 2014 issue of Advance Research Digest features research opportunities available to medical and undergraduate students to expose them to bench research as well as teach them about opportunities to impact patient care through invention. Read more

Collmann Endowment Gives Students Research Experience

Medical students spent their summer working in UT Graduate School of Medicine laboratories to learn bench research methodologies and how this research affects patient care through the I. Reid Collmann, M.D. Medical Student Educational Endowment. Read more

MITRP Wins Awards at Nuclear Medicine and Imaging Meeting

Dustin Osborne, PhD, Director, and Shelley Acuff, CNMT, Clinical Research Leader, in the Molecular Imaging and Translational Research Program won one of three young investigator awards from the Computer and Instrumentation Council at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting. Read more

Stevens Named to Editorial Board for Annals of Vascular Surgery

Scott Stevens, MD, Professor of Surgery, Director of Endovascular Therapy and Co-Director of the Aortic Center, was appointed to the Editorial Board for the Annals of Vascular Surgery, a journal that provides peer-reviewed coverage of clinical and experimental work in vascular surgery. Read more

Health Information Center Open House September 22

The University of Tennessee Medical Center and Graduate School of Medicine will hold an Open House Monday, September 22, 3-8 p.m., for the new Health Information Center, located on the first floor of the medical center's main lobby. Read more

UTGSM Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Each year, faculty are recognized for their extraordinary efforts in education and discovery. Faculty recognized for the 2014 faculty awards are Kathy Hudson, MD, Bobby Howard, MD, W. Glaze Vaughan, MD, and Irfan Asif, MD. Read more

UT Medical Center Recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Hospitals' Edition

For the third consecutive year, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, which with the UT Graduate School of Medicine is the region's only academic medical center, is recognized in the "America's Best Hospitals" edition of U.S. News & World Report. Read more

Dean Names Assistant Dean Metheny as DIO

Dean James Neutens, PhD, at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine announced that William Metheny, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education, has accepted the role as our Designated Institutional Official (DIO). Read more




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