Be Sure You Have Met Your Licensure Requirements for the Year – Register Today!

Legal Issues Regarding Prescription Drug Diversion: Signs, Effects & Strategies

This course will take an in-depth look at the extent of the prescription drug diversion epidemic and will help providers increase their awareness regarding many different aspects of the prescription drug diversion problem and mitigation strategies.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Coleman North Auditorium
956 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN

Doors open @ 7:00a.m

7:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Registration is FREE and open to all healthcare providers! Space is limited – Register Today!

To register contact the CME office at

901.448.5128 or send an email to: utcme@uthsc.edu

All those who are in positions to influence content have disclosed no conflict of interest.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Webinar: Title IX Compliance: Addressing Gender-Based Violence on Campus

This webinar will discuss the civil rights approach that Title IX takes to combatting gender-based violence in education and familiarize participants with the equality principles embodied by Title IX and how they provide a tool for addressing this epidemic. Light refreshments will be served.

April 21st
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: GEB A304

Conversation with the District Attorney General

The Shelby County District Attorney General, Amy Weirich, will speak to the university community about sexual assault, domestic violence, and the special victims prosecution unit within the district attorney’s office. Lunch will be provided.

April 23rd
Time: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Location: GEB A304

B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Awards for Excellence In Technology Transfer

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations for the B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley award for excellence in technology transfer are being accepted. Recent winners include Gabor Tigyi, Tami Wyatt, J. Douglas Birdwell, Tsewei Wang and Dr. Edward Chaum.

The B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Award is given to a University of Tennessee faculty member, graduate student, medical and/or pharmacy resident, or post-doc who excels in the commercialization of university-based research results. The B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Foundation provides the award stipend, through an endowment fund which was established in 1989. The award is specifically intended to recognize faculty who take a direct and active role in the commercialization process. Criteria for the award include:

  • The technological and/or scientific significance of the invention
  • The market success of the product or process
  • The degree of active involvement of the nominee in the commercialization process
  • The nominee’s overall contribution to the University’s missions of teaching, research and service

Otto Wheeley, a University of Tennessee graduate, was deputy chair of the Koppers Company and President of Kopvenco, a venture capital subsidiary of Koppers in the early 1980s. Eager to promote technological entrepreneurs in Tennessee, he returned to the state and founded Venture First Associations, Inc., and formed a close alliance with his alma mater to promote the commercialization of university-developed research.

There will be a $5,000 award given in 2015. The deadline for submission is: July 15, 2015. Send nominations to:

UT Research Foundation, attn. Stacey Patterson

600 Henley Street, Suite 211/UT Conference Center

Knoxville, TN 37996-4122

sspatter@utk.edu

Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae and a two-page description of their technology transfer achievements. The technology transfer description must include: the company (or companies) that have licensed the technology; information on the market to which the product is directed and its success in the market place; the innovative/unique qualities of the product or process and its benefits to society; and, the nominee’s active and direct involvement in commercialization process.

The award will be given in the fall of 2015. For more information, visit http://utrf.tennessee.edu.

The Record deadline April 22

Submit news items, photos, etc., for the upcoming issue of the Record to tbullar1@uthsc.edu. Deadline is Wednesday, April 22.

Grizzlies Playoff Tickets

Attention UTHSC:

 The 2015 NBA Playoffs are upon us, and we want you here to experience them!!!

 We are pleased to offer you a special opportunity to purchase tickets to Memphis Grizzlies’ home games in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs.

You can gain access to purchase a maximum of eight (8) playoff tickets per game in the Terrace Level of FedExForum by logging in WITH YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS using the link below.

We have very limited seats remaining so purchase your tickets immediately so you don’t miss out!!!

Game Dates

 Round 1 Playoff Schedule – Only game one and two are guaranteed at home

 Game 1 – Sun. April 19, Portland at Memphis, 7:00 PM, TNT

Game 2 – Wed. April 22, Portland at Memphis, 7:00 PM, TNT

Game 3 – Sat. April 25, Memphis at Portland, 9:30 PM, ESPN

Game 4 – Mon. April 27, Memphis at Portland, 9:30 PM, TNT

Game 5 *- Wed. April 29, Portland at Memphis, TBD

Game 6 * – Fri. May 1, Memphis at Portland, TBD

Game 7 *- Sun. May 3, Portland at Memphis, TBD

* = if necessary

TBD – To Be Determined

 

How to order tickets in these easy steps

Order your tickets online – it’s fast and secure.

Follow these simple steps and take advantage of this special offer.

  1. Visit our purchase page:https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=grizzlies&o=6207787&g=3802
  2. Click on the “Find Tickets” button next to the game you wish to attend.
  3. To gain access, you must enter your work email address with the domain name @uthsc.edu
  4. If you have an account under your work email address, use your work e-mail address and password to log in. If not, ‘Create an Account’ with your work email address to continue with the purchasing process.
  5. Select your seats and tickets will be e-mailed to you. No Ticketmaster fees.

 

Location               Round 1 Prices                  Season Ticket Holder Rates For Comparison

O)Terrace II Plus    $50                                                                    $20

P) Terrace II             $40                                                                    $15

R) Terrace IV           $30                                                                    $11

 

Not happy with these playoff ticket options? Become a Grizzlies Season Ticket Holder and Receive:

  • Playoff Ticket Priority – Reserve and purchase Playoff tickets in the same seats you had all season long before the public at the lowest rates
  • MVP Priority Purchasing – Choose the best seat locations ahead of all non-MVPS
  • Convenient Payment Plans
  • MVP Savings – Save major bucks on individual game tickets
  • My MVP Online: Get account info, manage preferences, print and forward tickets to friends, coworkers, clients, post for resale
  • High Resale Rate on NBA Ticket Exchange
  • Ticket Redemption Nights
  • MVP Discounts on Grizzlies gear and merchandise

Setup a tour of FedExForum and “test drive” some of the best seats in the house while learning how this investment can work for you.

Questions?

Please contact your personal rep, Jonathan Jones IMMEDIATELY at 901.205.1436 or via e-mail at jjones@grizzlies.com

Grizzlies games are better with a Group! Save a TON and catch some great games this season with your closest friends and family! Click here for more information: Group Tickets

Be Sure You Have Met Your Licensure Requirements for the Year – Register Today!

Legal Issues Regarding Prescription Drug Diversion: Signs, Effects & Strategies

This course will take an in-depth look at the extent of the prescription drug diversion epidemic and will help providers increase their awareness regarding many different aspects of the prescription drug diversion problem and mitigation strategies.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Coleman North Auditorium
956 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN

Doors open @ 7:00a.m

7:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Registration is FREE and open to all healthcare providers! Space is limited – Register Today!

To register contact the CME office at

901.448.5128 or send an email to: utcme@uthsc.edu

All those who are in positions to influence content have disclosed no conflict of interest.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“Walking with UTHSC”

All this week we have been so fortunate that the weather has cooperated with our walks! So come on out, even if you have not  come so far. We will meet at The Health Sciences Park; 910 Madison Plaza; and 66 Pauline at 12 noon and walk 10-15 minutes. Come join us,unwind, and enjoy each others company while you exercise too!!  See you there.

Please join us! Our next Biomedical Informatics Group meeting will be Friday, April 24th, 2015

Please join us! Our next Biomedical Informatics Group meeting will be Friday, April 24th, 2015,

from noon to 1pm, 910 Madison, Room 502.

 

Aman Patel, Sr. Bioinformatics Engineer for Computational Biology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

A Text mining talk: A Support Vector Machine-based Recommendation Classifier for Medical Content and Occupations

 

With the rapid growth of online information, text classification has become a key technique for organizing and searching text data. A key part of the web is the recommendation engine, with which users browsing for content online are given recommendations based on their attributes and/or their past viewing history.

This talk serves as an introduction to textual data mining and the mathematical foundations behind various machine learning classifiers. We will use a real world data set of nearly 950 medical seminar documents to illustrate a method for building an automated content classifier for biomedical occupations. Performance results will also be shown with various experiments conducted to find the best combination of parameters that results in 90%+ accuracy among the trained automated classifier.

Mr. Patel currently works as Sr. Bioinformatics Engineer in Computational Biology department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Before this he was responsible for creating and managing Cure4Kids, and Pond4Kids projects at the Outreach department also at St. Jude. Cure4Kids is a web based collaboration platform for Pediatric Oncologists and other medical professionals, it hosts over 1400 medical seminars. Pond4kids is a free online EHR tool built for use by St. Jude partner hospitals around the world. It hosts over 200k medical records and is the central tool used by the IOP to gather patient data from partner hospitals. He currently hold a Masters and Bachelors of science degree in Computer Science.