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Investigating a Non-Surgical Option for Severe Emphysema

Pulmonology faculty in the Department of Medicine Paul Branca, MD, James Shamiyeh, MD, and Michael McCormack, MD, are leading a clinical trial to provide a new treatment option for patients affected by emphysema, a major health concern in Tennessee that is often preventable and has no cure. Read more


UTGSM Invites Alumni to Inaugural Reunion April 25-26

An inaugural University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Alumni Reunion will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, April 25-26. The weekend will feature special guest speakers UT football coach Butch Jones and UT president Joe DiPietro as well as a CME-certified activity and social events. Read more


Medical Students Celebrate Match Day at Neyland Stadium

Each year, nationwide, medical students find out which residency program they have been selected to through the National Resident Matching Program on what is known as "Match Day." On March 21, several UT College of Medicine students who rotated at the UT Graduate School of Medicine chose to celebrate Match Day in Knoxville, which was held at Neyland Stadium for the second year in a row. Read more


Towers Recommends New Treatment Protocol for Preventing Neonatal Infection

Research on treatment options for pregnant women who test positive for group B streptococcus (GBS), intestinal bacteria typically harmless in adults that can cause serious illness in newborn babies, may soon lead to changed treatment protocols. Read more


CLER Identifies Consistency with Top Priorities

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is participating in a clinical trial aimed at saving the lives of trauma patients who have uncontrolled bleeding. The treatment involves administering plasma, which has clotting capabilities, to patients while they are aboard UT LIFESTAR helicopters. This is a standard process of care, but it typically occurs several minutes later, once the patient arrives at the trauma center. Read more


Study of New Treatment During UT LIFESTAR Flights May Reduce Trauma Deaths

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is participating in a clinical trial aimed at saving the lives of trauma patients who have uncontrolled bleeding. The treatment involves administering plasma, which has clotting capabilities, to patients while they are aboard UT LIFESTAR helicopters. This is a standard process of care, but it typically occurs several minutes later, once the patient arrives at the trauma center. Read more


The Latest Scope Features Match Day 2014

The March issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring the Match Day 2014 event at Neyland Stadium, an innovative community clinical trial, faculty appreciations, and many other successes in healing, education and disocvery. Read more


Residents and Faculty Provide Medical Care in Haiti

Several residents and faculty members participated in a medical mission trip known as Project SHOUT (Surgical Humanitarian Outreach from UT) to Arcahaie, Haiti, where they donated medical supplies and completed several medical procedures including hernia repairs, lipoma removal, and delivery of babies. Read more


Research Targets Liver Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

A new protein generated by researchers at the UT Graduate School of Medicine to image amyloid, a substance associated with Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes, may be put to another novel use as a tool in an investigation to more accurately diagnose, and potentially treat, liver tumors. Read more


Zite Recommends Reproductive Rights Changes in New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine published a perspectives piece in its January 9 issue co-authored by Nikki Zite, MD, Associate Professor and Residency Program Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology, featuring research on women's access to sterilization based on current Medicaid policy and whether that policy is still relevant. Read more


Advance Research Digest Features Clinical Trials

The Winter 2014 issue of Advance focuses on research that will improve patient diagnoses as well as improve patient care in areas where the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine excels in nationally recognized research. Read more


OB/GYN Prepares for Leadership Changes to Meet Patient Care Needs

As of March 1, Bobby Howard, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has relinquished his duties as OB/GYN chairman to focus on clinical practice. Larry Kilgore, MD, Professor, will act as Interim Chair. Read more


Sports Medicine Director Discusses Sudden Cardiac Death Research at International Olympic Committee Conference

Irfan Asif, MD, Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, will present his research related to sudden cardiac death at the International Olympic Committee World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in April, the premier international conference for those interested in clinical aspects of sports and exercise medicine. Read more

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