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UTCOM CME Earns Accreditation with Commendation

For the second accreditation cycle in a row, the statewide University of Tennessee College of Medicine continuing medical education offices have received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Read more

Collaborative Research Initiated through 'Pot of Gold'

Six collaborative University of Tennessee research projects have received $10,000 grants through the "Pot of Gold" program. The "Pot of Gold" is sponsored and equally funded by the UT Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM); UT, Knoxville (UTK); and the UT Institute for Agriculture (UTIA), to foster new and innovative research projects involving cross-campus collaborations that demonstrate a strong potential of eventually attracting significant extramural funding. Read more

Dr. Goldman Retires as Chair of Surgery

Mitchell Goldman, MD, has retired as Chair of Surgery, a role he has filled since 1998. Dr. Goldman has a rich legacy, including initiating the Medical Explorations program for high school students as well as completing the first kidney transplant at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in 1985.Read more

Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes through Worldwide Research Collaborations

A team of UT Graduate School of Medicine physicians recently led a symposium at World Congress on Breast Cancer 2015 in Birmingham, England, presenting their original research on topics including breast cancer biomarkers, breast cancer in women younger than 40, breast cancer in elderly women over 70, HER2+ breast cancer (one of the three most common types), and USA guidelines and standards of breast cancer care in an academic medical center.Read more

Internal Medicine Resident Dr. Winbigler Wins First Place for 'Doctor Daughter' Essay

Jennifer Winbigler, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, won first place in the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians 2015 Narrative Medicine Contest in the Resident/Practicing Physician Category. Dr. Winbigler wrote her essay, "Doctor Daughter," in the final stages of her father's fatal disease from squamous cell carcinoma to chronicle her thoughts as both a physician and a daughter. Read more

Medical Center Holds Health Literacy Forum November 9

Health care professionals, educators, librarians, government officials and business leaders will participate in a Health Literacy Forum on Monday, November 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. The community is invited to be part of the conversation. Read more

Associate Dean Eddie Moore Retires

Eddie Moore, MD, has retired from his positions as Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. A reception was held in his honor where he was presented with a plaque that honors his contributions to the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Read more

The Scope Announces New Leadership, Research and Honors

The October issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring new leadership at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, faculty honored, as well as breast cancer research shared worldwide. Read more

Dr. J. W. Hudson Receives Gies Foundation Award at AAOMS

The J.W. Hudson, DDS, Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received the William J. Gies Foundation Award during the opening ceremony of the 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Dr. Hudson's distinguished contributions to oral and maxillofacial surgery education.Read more

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

Students Learn Research through Collmann Opportunity

Medical students participated in bench research at the UT Graduate School of Medicine through the I. Reid Collmann, M.D. Medical Student Education Fund to give students an opportunity similar to that of former Dean I. Reid Collmann's own student research experience. 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


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