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New Residency Program Directors Named for Radiology, OB/GYN, and Urology

New program directors have been named for the Diagnostic Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Urology Residency programs at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Read more


Dr. Wesley White Named Interim Chair of Urology

Dr. Paul J. Hauptman, Dean of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, named Wesley M. White, MD, Associate Professor, as Interim Chairman of the Department of Urology effective July 15. Read more


UTGSM Staff Recognized for Excellence

The UT Graduate School of Medicine recently honored employees with the 13th annual Employee Excellence Awards program. Excellence Awards are given to staff members who go beyond the scope of their jobs by providing outstanding job performance, courtesy and customer service, community service and leadership. Read more


OB/GYN Faculty from the UT Graduate School of Medicine Serve as Oral Board Examiners

Four members of the faculty of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently represented their department as examiners for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Dallas, Texas. Read more


Dr. Jonathan Wall Named UTGSM Director of Research

Jonathan Wall, PhD, Director of the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program, has been named Director of Research at the University of Tennesee Graduate School of Medicine, effective June 1. Read more


Dr. Rajiv Dhand Named Section Editor for Advances in Therapy

Rajiv Dhand, MD, Chair and Professor of Medicine, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, has been named section editor of the Respiratory Medicine section of Advances in Therapy. Read more


COM Students Celebrate Match Day with Smokey

On March 15, a group of 12 University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine fourth-year medical students celebrated a nationwide event known as Match Day in Knoxville. The students, joined by the UT Knoxville mascot "Smokey", ran from the south end zone of Neyland Stadium to the 50-yard line to receive their Match Day letters. Read more


Amyloidosis Clinical Trial Offers Hope

A "first-in-human" clinical trial being conducted at The University of Tennessee Medical Center may lead to earlier, more accurate diagnosis for patients affected by amyloidosis. Read more


New Undergraduate Medical Education Leadership Announced

Dean Paul J. Hauptman, MD, announced that William Metheny, MD, and Paige Johnson, MD, have agreed to serve as leaders in the oversight and further development of undergraduate medical education programs at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Read more


Amy Paganelli Named GSM's First COO

Amy Paganelli, CPA, MBA, has been named the first Chief Operating Officer of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. She will assume responsibilities for day-to-day management of operations, in addition to her current portfolio as Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration. Read more


Pain Conference Teaches Providers How to Assess and Effectively Treat Pain

The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) and the UT Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) held the first annual Targeted Pain Treatment (TPT) Conference on February 1, 2019. Read more


Medical Students Highlight Compassionate Care

During "Gold and Humanism Honor Society Solidarity Week" February 11-15, medical students at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine joined students across the UT Health Science Center system and nationwide to highlight the importance of compassionate care. Read more


Dr. James Shamiyeh Named Chief Quality Officer at UT Medical Center

James Shamiyeh, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, will become Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Shamiyeh, who joined the medical center in 2005 as a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician, most recently served as medical director of the organization’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. His new position starts March 1. Read more


Dr. Keith Gray Named Chief Medical Officer of UT Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has named Keith Gray, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, as its next Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer effective March 1 following the retirement of Jerry Epps, MD, former Chair of Anesthesiology. Read more


UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation Earns Re-Accreditation

The University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (UTCAMS) has been reaccredited until 2023 as a comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Since earning its initial accreditation in 2012, UTCAMS remains the only facility in Tennessee and 1 of 92 centers in the world to be accredited by the ACS as a Level I Comprehensive AEI. Read more


Dr. Waters Exemplifies Excellence in Medicine and Leadership

W. Bedford Waters, MD, Professor and Chair of Urology, knew at a young age he wanted to be a doctor. During his training, and as a practicing physician, he has been at the vanguard of social, medical and educational change. Read more


The Scope Features UTGSM's Healing, Education and Discovery News

The February issue of The Scope Newsletter is online now, featuring the latest news of the UT Graduate School of Medicine promoting its mission for excellence in healing, education and discovery. Read the February issue of The Scope. Read more


GSM Surgeons Among First in the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

UT Graduate School of Medicine Surgery faculty Mitchell Goldman, MD, Professor and former Chair; Brian Daley, MD, Professor and Residency Program Director; and James Lewis, MD, Professor and Associate Residency Program Director, were among the first of 91 surgeons from 7 countries selected to join the America College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. The induction ceremony was held in October in Chicago. Read more


New NIH Grant Supports Bone Therapy Research

A multidisciplinary team including Stacy Stephenson, MD, Assistant Professor; Tom Masi, PhD, UT Graduate School of Medicine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Laboratory; Madhu Dhar, PhD, UT College of Veterinary Medicine; and Shawn Bourdo, PhD, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences, is investigating the mechanism triggered in a process that changes stem cells (cells that have remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types) into bone cells. Read more


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