May 21, 2013
Jack L. Wilson, PhD, Endowment
When he retires on June 30, after 45 years of teaching at the UT Health Science, Jack L. Wilson, PhD, will leave a generous gift for future students and faculty, a pledge for $25,000 to start a multi-purpose endowment in his name. Dr. Wilson explained its purpose. “The endowment will provide an award for the Gross Anatomy faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and scholarships for medical and dental students,” he said. “In this way, I hope to continue benefiting educational programs at UT.”
May 20, 2013
Web-based tools found to enhance clinical pain trials
Researchers are suggesting new ways to use existing Internet tools to recruit more study participants for clinical pain trials and to increase the likelihood they will remain throughout the study period. An innovative website allowed recruiters to reach out broadly to target and recruit potential subjects and to avoid many of the common difficulties of pain research, according to results presented today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
May 18, 2013
Beauchamp ('91) New Secretary of State Dental Association
Dr. Karyl Jean "Jeannie" Beauchamp ('91), a Clarksville pediatric dentist, was elected secretary of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) during the Music City Dental Conference, the TDA's 146th annual session.
May 17, 2013
Lisa K. Jennings, PhD, ('83) Awarded $27,000 from American Heart Association for Student Fellowships
Getting through medical school or training as a research scientist takes a serious monetary toll. An award to Lisa K. Jennings, PhD, is designed to ease that financial burden and spur students to pursue careers related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Through its Greater Southeast Health Sciences Fellowship Program, the American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded $27,000 to Dr. Jennings, who serves as a professor in three departments at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) -- Internal Medicine; Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry; and Surgery. Over the next two years, she will use the award to fund fellowships for up to three students each year.
Chancellor ’s Budget Update
I am pleased to report that Governor Haslam signed the state’s budget into law last week. Within this budget is a very strong UTHSC appropriation. While this state appropriation does not meet 2008 appropriation levels, it is another substantial increase. Indeed, when all components of our state budget are added, it is the largest state operating budget in the history of UTHSC. Tempering this outstanding news is the sequester-driven decrease in Graduate Medical Education (GME) and other federal programs. Nonetheless, there is an enormous amount to be grateful for in our state’s support of UTHSC.
May 16, 2013
Primary Care Her Primary Love
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the BSN program,” says Emily Mewborn, who graduates in May with her DNP degree. After graduation she hopes to work in family practice to fulfill her love of nursing in a primary care setting.
Emily chose the UT Health Science Center for her BSN degree because the program allowed her to graduate in 18 months. She says that the program also equipped her to be a nurse leader and sparked her interest in going on to earn advanced nursing degrees.
Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates $1 million
On March 8, Delta Dental of Tennessee donated $1 million to the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). “This contribution serves as a challenge to alumni and friends of the college to finish what we started in the renovation and updating of the UT College of Dentistry facilities,” said Phil Wenk, DDS, president and CEO of Delta Dental.
May 14, 2013
2013 Medical Student Research Poster Session
Each year for the past five years, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Beta Tennessee chapter, and the College of Medicine have sponsored a medical student research poster session on the UTHSC campus in Memphis. Similar events are held each year on the campuses in Chattanooga and Knoxville.
May 09, 2013
John C. Jennings, MD ('70) named President Elect of the ACOG
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of John C. Jennings, MD ('70), of Texas, as President Elect. He assumed the respective office on May 9, 2013.
May 06, 2013
College of Nursing Awards 2013 Outstanding Alumna, Most Supportive Alumna
On Friday, May 3, more than 200 alumni, students and friends of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) gathered at the Memphis Marriott Downtown. As part of Nursing Alumni Weekend, the group celebrated the presentation of the college's 2013 Outstanding Alumna and Most Supportive Alumna Awards.