The Scope E-Newsletter
From the Dean's Office
In the Spotlight
New Initiatives Support the Community
Big things are happening at the Graduate School of Medicine, several of which are making quite an impact on our community. The UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation has expanded and held its grand opening, inviting internal and external medical professionals as well as people in the community to tour the new facility and see the benefits simulation has on medical training and patient care. The efforts of its directors, Dr. Leonard Hines and Dr. Paul Huffstutter, are to be commended.
The GSM has also established its first endowed chair program, the Kelly L. Krahwinkel Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Eric Carlson in his efforts to endow the first chair at the GSM. Also, thank you to the family of Kelly Krahwinkel for their support of the Department's initiatives.
I would like to give special recognition to Martha Earl on her selection to the medical library leaders fellowship program. As one of five selected in the nation, she represents the true spirit of Preston Medical Library. I also want to recognize Dr. Ronald Lands for his leadership in narrative medicine, which I see as making medicine come to life. Also, thank you to Dr. Matthew Mancini and Susan Rawn for the leadership they are providing to local medical organizations - Dr. Mancini as the president of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine and Susan as the first president to the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Vascular Nursing.
In addition to leaders in the community, I want to recognize the Department of Family Medicine and its faculty and staff for establishing a Community Outreach Committee, which oversees new food and clothing pantries, and establishing programs to support health-related issues in the Knoxville area. As this issue of The Scope demonstrates, we have examples going on all around us that are making a difference to the communities we support.
James J. Neutens, PhD, FASHA
| Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tennessee