In the Spotlight
Dental Professionals View Live Procedure from Wood Auditorium
A live dental implant procedure was broadcast from the General Dentistry operatory into Wood Auditorium as a continuing education course for dental professionals at the East Tennessee 10th Annual Kenneth R. Walker, DDS Memorial Lecture, presented by the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry and directed by Dr. O. Lee Wilson.
Resident Dr. South Participates in International News Interview
Dr. Harry South, Internal Medicine resident, participated in an international interview with Israeli TV News to compare the economic condition of young doctors around the world, including those in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain and the U.S., to those in Israel.
Dr. Dougherty Discusses Alzheimer's with the Community
Dr. John Dougherty led a discussion at Sevier Heights Baptist Church to promote awareness for Alzheimer's disease and discuss warning signs. Hundreds came to hear what Dr. Dougherty had to say about the degenerative brain disease and shared their stories about loved ones' experiences.
Dr. Lawson Receives Rhoads Research Grant
Dr. Christy Lawson was accepted for the Norman Yoshimura Grant from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation for her research, "Cross Talk Between Angiotensin and Insulin in Burn Trauma."
UTGSM Donates Coats for the Cold
UT Graduate School of Medicine faculty and staff participated in a drive to donate coats to "Coats for the Cold," an annual drive sponsored by Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Collected coats were distributed to those in need at KARM Thrift Stores.
Radiology Residents Pass Exams
The Radiology Residency Program is pleased to announce a 100 percent pass rate for the recent American Board of Radiology Physics and Written exams. Residents are Dr. Josh Medina, Dr. Samuel Porter, Dr. Christine Waddell, Dr. Ted Chang, Dr. Brian Dupree, Dr. Amanda Ingram and Dr. Ray Higginbotham.
Dr. Lands Learns the Patient's Story Through Narrative Medicine
Dr. Ronald Lands has developed a narrative medicine elective for medical students and medicine residents using creative writing and literature to illustrate clinical concepts. Narrative medicine is a philosophy of medicine that says the patient has a story to tell and the physician has an obligation to hear it. Read Dr. Lands's story.
Family Medicine Physicians and Staff Support Awareness Events
Sports Medicine faculty and fellows, Family Medicine residents and Medicine residents recently provided medical care at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. Faculty and staff also participated in the Greater Knoxville Heart Walk, raising money for the American Heart Association.
Dr. Chun Named Chief of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Joseph Chun was recently named Chief of Plastic Surgery for the UT Graduate School of Medicine. His clinical interests include reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring after massive weight loss, trauma reconstruction and cancer surgery reconstruction.
Anesthesiology Faculty Receive Specialized Certifications
Dr. Craig Combs passed the Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Also, Dr. Jeff Staack received certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine.
Laura Maples Earns CME Certification and Joins Academic CME Society
Laura Maples, Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, earned the designation Certified CME Professional and has been accepted to the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.
New GSM Faculty and Staff
The Scope is an electronic newsletter published by the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. The Scope's mission is to establish communication by recognizing contributions by all Graduate School of Medicine faculty, staff, residents and fellows to encourage a feeling of community and pride within our institution.
From the Dean's Office
Advancing GSM in the New Year
Dr. James Neutens, Dean, congratulates Dr. Lisa Duncan and Dr. Rajiv Dhand as the new Chairs of Pathology and Medicine, respectively. He announces the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation will hold an open house February 16. He also describes the process GSM is undertaking to complete its Strategic Plan in collaboration with UHS as well as a review of our flow of graduate medical education dollars using a consulting firm.
Dr. Lisa Duncan Announced as Chair of Pathology
James Neutens, PhD, Dean, announced recently that Lisa D. Duncan, MD, has been appointed as Chair of Pathology. Dr. Duncan's appointment comes after a national search and strong recommendation by the search committee. She is alumnus of the Department's Residency Program and Cytopathology Fellowship Program as well as serving as the Residency Program Director since 2009.
Dr. Rajiv Dhand Named Chair of Medicine
Dr. Rajiv Dhand, a noted expert in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been appointed Chair of Medicine. As Chair, he oversees patient care, research and educational activities of the department, which encompasses 16 medical specialties and is comprised of more than 100 faculty physicians, research scientists, residents and fellows, who serve patients through inpatient and outpatient services.
Executive Dean Shares His Vision for Growth
In a town hall meeting, Dr. David Stern, Executive Dean for the statewide College of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center, shared his ideas with faculty and staff for advancing education, patient care and research initiatives despite current economic challenges for medical schools. His answer is partnerships.
Former Surgery Chair and Pioneer in Open Heart Surgery Dr. Blake Passes Away
Dr. Hu Blake, Professor and Chair of Surgery from 1967-1982, passed away following a battle with cancer. Dr. Blake is remembered for establishing one of the most successful open-heart surgery programs at the hospital, performing the first coronary artery bypass graft in 1968.
Dr. Boyd, Dr. Daley, Dr. Kim, Dr. Lewis and Dr. McKinney Are Recognized for Excellence
Recognized in this issue for Faculty Appreciation Week are Dr. James Boyd, Dr. Brian Daley, Dr. Edward Kim, Dr. James Lewis and Dr. J. Mark McKinney.
Frontiers Magazine Features Primary Care
The Fall 2011 issue of Frontiers magazine features the role primary care plays in healthcare and offers a by-the-numbers look at how the University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine have impacted access to primary care in the region.
Resident Business Course Discusses Recruiting
The 2011-2012 Business Course for Residents series will continue Thursday, January 19, with Jackie Cavnar from LifePoint Hospitals discussing "Investigating the Practice." Barkley Davis and Cavnar presented on physician recruiting in November.
See upcoming continuing education activities for Winter 2012.
Popular Diabetes Conference Returns in March
The Eighth Annual Diabetes Regional Conference is scheduled for March 10, UT Conference Center, Knoxville. This year, conference presentations will focus on taking a practical approach to trends and treatments of diabetes mellitus and will be offered by regional and national experts in the fields of endocrinology, podiatry, family medicine, pharmacy, obstetrics/gynecology, health literacy and more. Register today.
Tumor Boards Now Certified for Credit
The weekly Breast Cancer Tumor Board Series now is certified for credits from the AMA and AAPA. The series meets each Friday, 7:00-8:30 a.m., in the Cancer Institute Conference Room, fourth floor, Building D.