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Dr. Rogers Leads Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program

Bret Rogers, MD, Assistant Professor, is now Fellowship Director of the Cardiovascular Diseases program. Read more


Dr. Huffstutter Is Outstanding UTHSC COM Alumnus

Paul Huffstutter, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Co-Director of the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, received a 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine. Read more


Dr. Norwood Receives ACP Laureate Award of the Tennessee Chapter

Daphne Norwood, MD, Assistant Professor and Transitional Year Residency Program Director, received the 2016 Laureate Award from the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians for her commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service. Read more


International College of Dentists Elects Dr. O. Lee Wilson

The International College of Dentists, the world's oldest and largest honor society for dentists, invited O. Lee Wilson, DMD, Associate Professor and Chair, Dentistry, into its fellowship. Read more


Research Finds Hepatitis C Spreads Via Shared Straws

Craig Towers, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has found evidence that the sharing of snorting utensils, such as straws, when abusing illicit drugs can transmit Hepatitis C (HCV) and other blood-borne viruses like HIV from person to person. Read more


Dr. Dougherty Exemplifies a Health Care Hero

John Dougherty, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine's Division of Neurology, was named a 2016 Health Care Hero by the Knoxville Business Journal for Innovation in the medical field. Read more


The University of Tennessee Medical Center Earns Highest Award for Performance and Quality

The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) announced that The University of Tennessee Medical Center has earned the prestigious TNCPE Excellence Award. Read more


Managing Sleep Apnea in Preemie Babies Wirelessly

Mark Gaylord, MD, Professor and Director of Neonatology, and Vichien Lorch, MD, Neonatology Professor Emeritus, are developing technology that will stimulate babies with sleep apnea when they stop breathing. This is part of the physicians' vision of creating a wireless Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Read more


New Fellowship Available in Medical Education and Simulation with a Master's Degree in Education

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, in conjunction with the UT College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, now offers a Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship Program through the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation. Read more


The Scope Features New Associate Dean, Faculty Honors and Novel Research

The November issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development. Also featured are innovations in research and faculty honors. Read more


Physicians and Staff Discuss Ethics in Medical Care

Integrity plays an important role in healing, but sometimes what is "right" is unclear. Annette Mendola, PhD, Chief of the Division of Clinical Ethics and Assistant Professor of Medicine, initiated a program at The University of Tennessee Medical Center known as Ethics Case Rounds to help guide clinical staff through ethically difficult situations. Read more


Dr. Datta's Research Links Sleep to Memory

The Anesthesiology neuroscience research program studies how consciousness works, particularly when patients are under anesthesia or sleeping naturally. Subimal Datta, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, has been researching the link between sleep and neurological disorders. Read more


Medical Center Named in 100 Great Hospitals in America

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has been named as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. The hospitals on this list are well-known for a multitude of reasons, such as having a strong history of medical innovation, providing top-notch care to patients, leading clinical advancement with forward-thinking research or holding an irreplaceable spot in their communities. Read more


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