The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


Nikki Zite Prepares Medical Students for Residency at ACOG

Nikki Zite, MD, Associate Professor and Residency Program Directory, Obstetrics and Gynecology, was faculty for "Step Up to Residency" for third- and fourth-year medical students at the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting.

MITRP featured in Imaging Technology News

The Molecular Imaging and Translational Research Program and its research on the use of continuous bed motion technology are featured in the popular Imaging Technology News trade magazine. This article focused on recent advancements in PET/CT technology. UTGSM was selected to participate since its facility was the first in the world to have access to continuous bed motion PET technology. This technology is now the MITRP standard of care for PET/CT and is the region's only location to have this technology.

Medical Humanities Series Continues

Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary program that combines humanities, social sciences, and the arts and their application to the medical field. The purpose of this program is to use the humanities to look at medical practice through a different lens. Lectures are monthly on the third Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Morrison's Conference Center.

July 16
The Future of Health Care: At the Crossroads of Sustainability and Medical Practice
Jason Fishel, PhD(c), Dept of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies

August 20
Panel: Criminal Penalties for Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
Dr. Craig Towers, Dr. Tara Burnette, Sharon Davis, RN, Rose Thompson, RN, CM, Karen Pershing

September 17
Narrative Medicine
Ronald Lands, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

October 15
Disaster Medicine: 5 Days at Memorial
Lauren Oppizzi, RN, BSN, CVN

November 19
On the Relationship between Health Status and Demographics
Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH, Chair, Dept. of Pubic Health, UTK

New Staff

John Polinsky, LPN, Family Medicine
William Powell
, Coordinator, Research Center
Kellie Regal, Research Technician, Surgery
Gwendolyn Valentine, Coordinator, Research Center