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Radiology Residents Pass New Board Exam

The Radiology Department announced a 100% first-time pass rate on the new Qualifying Core Exam administered by the American Board of Radiology. Fourth-year residents Kevin Liaw, MD, Ryan Owens, MD, Eric Johnson, MD, Eric Beisbroeck, MD, and Lance Warren MD, all passed the exam. This was the first time the exam was administered as it is part of the new format for board certification by the ABR.

Stevens Serves as President-Elect to Southern Association of Vascular Surgery

Scott Stevens, MD, Professor of Surgery, was voted in as President-Elect for the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery at the organization’s annual meeting. The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery is a vascular surgical organization established to promote the art and science of peripheral vascular surgery. It is comprised of more than 500 members primarily from 13 southern states. Association members are selected based on their surgical competence and professional merit. The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery is widely considered the most established and vibrant regional vascular organization in the United States. Dr. Stevens will transition to the position of President at the organization’s next annual meeting.

2014 Resident and Fellow Research Day Set for May 21

Resident and Fellow Research Day is an opportunity for physicians to share original research with their peers. Presentations are timed and judged. The 2014 Research Day will be held May 21 followed by an awards ceremony May 29. Abstract submissions will be accepted from residents and fellows from March 10 until April 6. Presenters will be notified by April 28. For more information, contact Brenda Chaves in the Dean's Office at 865-305-9290.

Resident Business Courses in March and April

The Resident Business Course will have sessions in March and April at noon in Morrison's Conference Center. On March 20, Steve Ross, DPh, Senior Vice President of University Health Systems, Inc. will present "Preparing for the Job Interview." On April 24, Jennifer Pearson-Taylor from London and Amburn will present, "Contracts 101."

Medical Students Promote Compassionate Care

Medical students in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) participated in the 4th Annual National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care on Valentine's Day. Solidarity Day was initiated by the national Gold Foundation and Honor Society after the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, involving Congresswoman Gabriel Gifford in January 2011. February 14 was the day selected to annually honor this day and the importance of compassionate and humanistic patient care.

For the 2014 celebration, thank you cards and Solidarity buttons from the UT GHHS Chapter were presented to nursing stations at UT-affiliated hospitals acknowledging nurses for all they do to provide quality compassionate care to their patients.

Godbold Earns Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology

Michael Godbold, MD, Instructor, Anesthesiology, is now board-certified in pediatric anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Pediatric anesthesiology includes the evaluation, preparation, and management of pediatric patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in operative and critical care settings. In addition, this discipline also entails the evaluation and treatment of children with acute and chronic painful disorders.

Lindsay Earns 'Distinguished' Designation for Health Information Professionals

J. Michael Lindsay, MSIS, AHIP, Associate Professor and E-Resources Librarian at Preston Medical Library, has been approved for Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals at the Distinguished Level.

AHIP is the Medical Library Associations peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. The AHIP credential denotes a high standard of professional competence in the field of health care information. AHIP members must renew every five years, ensuring the maintenance of skills and knowledge.

Receive Frontiers via Email

The University of Tennessee Medical Center community may now subscribe for an electronic version of Frontiers magazine, providing readers with a sneak peek to the print version approximately two weeks before its release. Frontiers is a publication of the University of Tennessee Medical Center and the UT Graduate School of Medicine published in the spring and fall to tell stories of healing, education and discovery. Subscribe to Frontiers.

Nominate Employees for Excellence Awards by March 15

Nominations are now being sought for the fourth annual UT Graduate School of Medicine Excellence Awards. Faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and University of Tennessee Medical Center community members are invited to nominate GSM staff for awards via The Pulse. The GSM Excellence Awards program was established as a method of providing positive recognition to employees of the UT Graduate School of Medicine. The categories for nomination include Performance, Outstanding Courtesy and Customer Service, Community Service and Leadership. Deadline for this year's nominations is Saturday, March 15.

New Staff

Katy Basler, Administrative Support Assistant, Surgery
Mary Caldwell, Clinical Assistant, Family Medicine
Rachel Echols, Administrative Support Assistant, Surgery
Helen McWilliams-Koeppen, Research Associate, Molecular Biology and Oncology Laboratory
Natalie Roberts, Clinical Assistant, Family Medicine