In the Spotlight
Researchers Granted Patent for Amyloidosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Alan Solomon, MD, Jonathan Wall, PhD, and their co-investigators were recently granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled, "Methods of Investigating, Diagnosing and Treating Amyloidosis."
Regal Foundation Supports Pulmonary Disease Fellowship
The Pulmonary Disease Fellowship program, directed by Tina Dudney, MD, received $1 million in grant money from the Regal Foundation and Will Rogers Institute to expand research and types of treatments physicians can learn during fellowship training.
Carlson Chairs OMFS Residency Review Committee
Eric Carlson, MD, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was appointed to chair the OMFS Residency Review Committee for the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Solomon, Wall Lead Innovative Clinical Trial to Image Amyloidosis
Amyloid patients throughout North America are coming to the UT Graduate School of Medicine to participate in an on-going clinical trial under the direction of Alan Solomon, MD, and Jonathan Wall, PhD. The trial, "Radioimmunoimaging of AL Amyloidosis," intends to determine if a radiolabeled antibody for AL amyloidosis can be used to image amyloid deposits using PET/CT imaging.
Medical Student Rotations on the Rise at GSM
Increasing numbers of medical students are completing rotations at the UT Graduate School of Medicine, the Knoxville campus to the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine. Welcoming a record number of 38 third- and fourth-year medical students in late-August, Missy Maples, Student Affairs Coordinator, expects to welcome 46 medical students in September.
Wall Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimer's Diagnoses
Professor Jonathan Wall, PhD, director of the Preclinical and Diagnostic Molecular Imaging Laboratory, recently received a four-year RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to conduct research that could assist in diagnosing Alzheimer's and other amyloid-related diseases.
Nelson, Mancini Perform No-Scar Surgery
Surgery faculty Henry Nelson, Jr., MD, and Greg Mancini, MD, took minimally invasive surgery to the next level for the UT Graduate School of Medicine, developing a technique for gallbladder removal using single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS).
Lewis Introduces Surgical Technique, Saves Limbs
James Lewis, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology, came to the Graduate School of Medicine in September 2008, introducing a surgical procedure known as isolated limb infusion (ILI) that has made an impression at the medical center and beyond.
Celebrate Medical Librarians Month and 20 Years of CAPHIS in October
Preston Medical Library has festivities planned throughout October, including free training classes, to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month and promote 20 years of service for its Consumer and Patient Health Information Service.
New Faculty and Staff
From the Dean's Office
Our Mission in Focus
James J. Neutens, PhD, FASHA, discusses the excellent strides we are making at GSM to capture our vision of national recognition. He also extends best wishes to Chancellor Pat Wall as he steps down from his role at the end of this month, to Executive Dean Schwab as he serves as Interim Chancellor, and to Dr. J. Lacey Smith in his role as College of Medicine Interim Dean for the UT Health Science Center.
Frontiers Magazine Features Innovations in Surgery
No longer just "going under the knife," surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center now means innovative procedures and technologies that can offer less recovery time and a better quality of life. The Summer 2009 issue of Frontiers magazine, "Surpassing Expectations: The Innovative Surgery Advancements of an Academic Medical Center," features these surgical advancements.
Continuing Medical and Dental Education
Spaces Filling for Stroke Symposium in October
Spaces are filling for the Second Annual Stroke Symposium, Oct. 22, UT Conference Center. The conference will present information for healthcare professionals who work to prevent and treat stroke. Register by Oct. 16.
Psychiatric Symposium Changes Dates to October 29-30
The 12th Fall Psychiatric Symposium will be held Oct. 29-30 at the Knoxville Marriott. This year, the focus of the conference is identifying medical and psychiatric symptoms that can obscure a patient's true condition. To register for the Fall Psychiatric Symposium, contact Ben Harrington at 584-9125.
Mark Your Calendar: Hematology Conference Set for January 23, 2010
The sixth annual Hematology Conference: An Update on Selected ASH Topics is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, UT Conference Center, Knoxville. This conference will provide an update on recent advances in the treatment of blood cancers. Registration is now available.
Record-Breaking Attendance at Heart, Lung, Vascular Conference
A record-breaking number of primary care physicians and others attended the annual Heart, Lung, Vascular Conference, Sept. 11-12. These physicians took advantage of the CME opportunity and earned 11.5 credits while learning about diagnosing and treating vascular disease.
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