The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


Daley Joins Southern Surgical Association

Brian J. Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Program Director for the Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship programs, was elected to membership in the Southern Surgical Association and introduced at the December meeting in Hot Springs, Virginia. The Southern Surgical Association was founded in 1887 and its mission is to further the study and practice of Surgery in its various departments, especially among the profession of the Southern states.

Reni Leslie Retires with 32 Years of Service

Reni Leslie retired following 32 years of service with The University of Tennessee and the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Her recent service has been as the Director of the Institutional Review Board of Research. She served in this capacity for 10 years. Other roles with UT included working in Preston Medical Library as well as in the German department on the Knoxville campus. Leslie said that her retirement will be spent with family in Colorado as well as continuing her baking business. A reception was held for Leslie in December.

Craft Serves as Secretary to Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors

Robert Craft, MD, Vice Chairman and Anesthesiology Residency Program Director, was recently elected to be the secretary for the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors. The AACPD is a part of the larger organization Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations. The society’s purpose is to advocate and educate issues that are pertinent to Academic Anesthesiology in order to enhance education, research, and quality clinical car. The secretary position is for two years; after these two years, the secretary becomes the President elect for two years. 

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

Benjamin Buchanan, Clinical Assistant, Family Medicine
Jessica Walker, Administrative Support Assistant, Medicine