The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


Event Honors Memory of Researcher Al Ichiki

Samaritan Ministry hosted the third annual FaithWalk & Al Ichiki 5k in commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 6 in Downtown Knoxville. The event brought together members of the community, regardless of individual beliefs or church affiliation, to raise awareness and take a stand against the stigmas associated with HIV. The event added the 5K in 2014 in memory of Dr. Al Ichiki, a renowned UT Graduate School of Medicine researcher who pioneered HIV testing in the community and supported the early growth of Samaritan Ministry.

Chen Passes Away

James Chen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medical Genetics, passed away in November. He served UT from 1976-2003. A memorial was held November 22. View his obituary.

New Faculty

Ross Nesbit, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Uma Rao, MBBS, PUC, Adjunct Professor, Family Medicine
Christina Shaw, DO, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Georgia Tourassi, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Radiology

New Staff

Deanna Porter, Administrative Assistant, Medicine
Regenia Smith
, Medical Administrative Assistant, Family Medicine
Deanna Wood
, Medical Administrative Assistant, Obstetrics and Gynecology