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Tina M. Dudney, MD Named Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education & Designated Institutional Official at UTGSM

Tina M. Dudney, MD, has been named the Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Dudney succeeds William P. Metheny, PhD, who is retiring after a 37-year career in medical education. Dr. Metheny joined the UTGSM in 2007 after holding multiple positions at Brown University in Providence RI and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Read more


Stuart E. Van Meter, MD Named Interim Chair of Pathology

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine has named Stuart E. Van Meter, MD as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology effective November 1, 2022. Dr. Van Meter will succeed Dr. Lisa Duncan, who has served as Chair since 2011.Read more


UTGSM Completes Second 'Advancing Access to Careers in Medicine Scholars Program'

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine completed its second Advancing Access to Careers in Medicine Scholars Program (AACMSP) this summer. The program, led by Deidra Mountain, PhD, Director of the Undergraduate Research Experience, is designed to improve students' access to careers in medicine and/or translational sciences by exposing them to research being conducted at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Read more


Through Dr. I. Reid Collmann's Legacy Scholarship, Medical Studies Participate in GSM Research Projects

Medical students participated in research projects at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine through the I. Reid Collmann, M.D. Medical Student Education Fund which gives students an opportunity similar to that of former Dean Collmann's own student research experience. Dr. Collmann believed that hands-on exposure to research and its impact on patient care help to build a solid foundation for careers in medicine. Read more


Patrick O. McConville, MD Named Interim Chair of Anesthesiology

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine has named Patrick O. McConville, MD, Associate Professor, as Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology effective October 17, 2022. Read more


Researchers From the UT Graduate School of Medicine Win Awards at the International Symposium on Amyloidosis

The Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics research program at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) led by Jonathan Wall, PhD, University Distinguished Professor and Assistant Dean of Research recently presented twelve abstracts of original research (five oral presentations and seven posters) at the 18th International Symposium on Amyloidosis (ISA) in Heidelberg, Germany. This year's symposium, which is held every two years, was the largest ever with over 1,100 attendees from around the world. The GSM research team received accolades at the symposium with their first-in-human studies of AT-01, a novel radioactive peptide for detecting diverse types of amyloidosis using PET/CT imaging. Read more


UTGSM Announced New Interim Dean  

UT Graduate School of Medicine would like to thank Dr. Paul Hauptman for all his contributions to the UTGSM as he looks forward to becoming the Dean at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer of Renown Health this Fall. With his departure, Robert M. Craft, MD has been selected as the fifth Dean (interim) of the UTGSM beginning on October 3, 2022. He will also serve as Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Read more


2022 GSM Faculty Honored for Excellence  

Each year, faculty are recognized for their extraordinary efforts in education and discovery. The 19th annual University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Faculty Awards were presented by Dr. Paul J. Hauptman, Dean. Read more


UTGSM Employees Recognized for Excellence

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine honored employees with the 16th Annual Employee Excellence Awards program. Nominated by peers and supervisors, Excellence Award winners are recognized in four areas for their willingness to go beyond the scope of their jobs by providing: outstanding job performance, leadership, courtesy and customer service, and community service. This year's winners are Billie Cain (Performance), James "Steve" Foster (Leadership), Kristi Gregg (Courtesy and Customer Service) and Tina Richey (Community Service). Read more


UTGSM Launches a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship in 2022

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Medical Center, University Palliative Care, University of Tennessee Home Care and Hospice, and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital now offers a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. Read more


UTGSM Announces Two New Positions, an Ombuds and a Physician Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

The Graduate School of Medicine is pleased to announce two new positions, an Ombuds and a Physician Leader in Diversity and Inclusion, starting on June 1, 2022. Dr. Joan Rentsch from the University of Tennessee will be the new Ombuds and Dr. Kenyon M. Railey will be the new part-time Physician Leader in Diversity and Inclusion while maintaining his status as an Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Medicine. Read more


UTGSM Announces the Stephen Y. Coleman Endowed Fellowship in Medical Oncology and the Dale C. Wortham MD Endowed Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases

The Stephen Y. Coleman Endowed Fellowship in Medical Oncology and the Dale C. Wortham MD Endowed Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine have been announced by Paul Hauptman, Dean of the UTGSM. Read more


Dr. Wesley White Named Chair of Urology

Dr. White takes over as Chair after assuming the interim role in July 2019 following the untimely death of the inaugural Chair, Dr. W. Bedford Waters. Read more


2021-2022 Academic Leadership Academy Participants Annnounced

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine offers CME-certified programs to its faculty members to foster their development into academic leaders in medicine. Anthony Wilson, MD, Chair of Family Medicine, has been instrumental in launching both programs: the Academic Leadership Academy, which is co-chaired by Paul Hauptman, MD, Dean, and Eric Carlson, DMD, MD, Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and the Faculty Development Seminar Series. Read more


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