September 08, 2014
Executive Dean Position Named for Dr. Robert Kaplan
It is with great pleasure that we share news of the continued generosity and foresight of Dr. Robert J. Kaplan, UTHSC College of Medicine alumnus and benefactor. By virtue of his most recent contribution, we have named the college’s top executive position after Dr. Kaplan. Dr. David Stern, who has led the COM since April 2011, is now the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the UTHSC College of Medicine.
August 19, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Accreditation Update
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the College of Nursing is currently undergoing self-evaluation for initial accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE. The College of Nursing will submit a self-study document to CCNE in August 2014; CCNE is scheduled to conduct an on-site evaluation of the BSN program September 29-October 1, 2014.
August 18, 2014
MidSouth Dental Congress Celebrates 20 Years by Honoring Founder
In March 2015, the MidSouth Dental Congress will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new name and logo. The University of Tennessee Alumni Board voted to recognize Dr. William F. Slagle, the MidSouth Dental Congress’s founder, by renaming the conference the “William F. Slagle Dental Meeting.”
August 15, 2014
1911 Society Charter Membership Announced
The UT Health Science Center Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is pleased to announce the 1911 Society charter membership roll as of June 30, 2014.
August 14, 2014
West TN Regional Forensic Center Adds Jobs
West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) is ramping up its staff following news last month that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) had been awarded a $3.1 million contract to operate the center and the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office.
July 31, 2014
Maxwell Installed as National Pharmaceutical Association President
Carleton Maxwell, PharmD (’06) was installed as the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) President for 2014-16. He is the youngest President in the history of the organization and the second person to serve as National President of both NPhA and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
July 30, 2014
Professor Receives Grant
Donna K. Hathaway has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 that will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.”
July 25, 2014
New treatment fights common infant virus
Researchers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the UTHSC announced results of a clinical trial of a new drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus.
New Associate Dean Named
Dr. Tracy M. Hagemann, Director of Clinical Affairs and Professor at the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Pharmacy, has been named the new Associate Dean of the Nashville Campus at UTHSC College of Pharmacy. She has been in academic pharmacy since 1996, serving in various academic and clinical roles. Dr. Hagemann will begin her new role at UTHSC in October 2014.
July 07, 2014
New Department on Memphis Campus
We are pleased to announce the formation of a new department on the Memphis campus -- the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics (GGI) in the College of Medicine. Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD, the UT-ORNL Governor's Chair in Computational Genomics, will serve as the department’s founding chair.