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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


Grateful Patient Family Assists Family Medicine Expansion

A donation from grateful patients of University Family Physicians is supporting an initial expansion of the facilities, ultimately supporting patient care and resident education. Read more


Years of Amyloidosis Research Converges to Benefit Patients

Amyloidosis research led by Jonathan Wall, PhD, Director, Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Research, has resulted in the publication of a paper in a prestigious scientific journal and two patents covering the same work. Dr. Wall's research team includes Stephen Kennel, PhD, Emily Martin, PhD, Tina Richey, Alan Stuckey, Sallie Macy, Craig Wooliver, Steve Foster, and Angela Williams. Read more


Faculty Focus on Fostering Teaching Skills Among Doctors

Family Medicine faculty Gregory Blake, MD, Professor and Chair; Kendra Kemmet, MD, Assistant Professor; and Anthony Wilson, MD, Associate Professor, directed a workshop on using milestones for physician faculty development at the World Conference for Family Doctors in Seoul, South Korea in October. Read more


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

The November 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 November issue of The Scope. Read more


Undergraduate UTGSM Researcher Grant Rigney Named Rhodes Scholar

Grant Rigney, a University of Tennessee senior in biomolecular engineering and undergraduate volunteer in the UT Graduate School of Medicine Molecular Imaging and Translational Research Program (MITRP), has been named a Rhodes Scholar – the eighth in university history. Read more


UTGSM Research Publishes in High Impact Journal

Amyloidosis therapy research led by the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program has resulted in a published article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Read more


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