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This issue of The Scope indeed illustrates the excellent strides we are making to capture our vision of national recognition. Drs. Solomon and Wall are making headlines with their patent and innovative clinical research which, in part, is underwritten by federal grants. The role of imaging in their amyloidosis research must be underscored as we increase our capability to carry out such investigations.
On the clinical side, Drs. Nelson, Mancini and Lewis have set the bar high with their unique surgical techniques, expanding the Medical Center's ability to provide excellent patient care. The role of the Medical Simulation Center should be recognized in the "No-Scar Surgery" procedure as a harbinger for medical education and advanced surgical skills.
Dr. Eric Carlson's appointment as chair of the OMFS Residency Review Committee demonstrates his personal dedication, as well as the GSM commitment, to professional service at the national level. As you may know, several of our faculty members serve on national boards as part of their faculty role.
On the education front, the feedback we are receiving from medical students is superb, and their appreciation of our efforts is reflected in the increased number of students wanting to complete rotations here. Rick Giecek and his team in Development, Dr. Dudney in Medicine, and others, combined efforts to receive $1 million in support of our Pulmonary Disease Fellowship. I want to publicly thank Regal Cinemas, especially Mr. Michael Campbell, and the Will Rogers Institute for their belief in what we are doing educationally to benefit pulmonary disease. Also in the educational realm, our continuing education programs are achieving greater success each year as evidenced by attendance and fill-rate. Thank you to all of the contributing faculty for keeping these programs state-of-the-art, as well as to the Office of Communications and Outreach. Like a well-oiled machine, we are hitting on all cylinders as we move toward our goal.
On a different note, you may have read that our Chancellor, Dr. Pat Wall, is stepping down at the end of this month. Dr. Wall has made significant contributions to College of Medicine, in particular, and most recently to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. President Simek has asked our Executive Dean, Dr. Steve Schwab, to serve as Interim Chancellor until a permanent chancellor is named after an appropriate search. Dr. J. Lacey Smith, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, will serve as our Interim Dean. We wish these gentlemen the very best.
James J. Neutens, PhD, FASHA
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