Center for Cancer Research 2014-2015 Seminar Series

Center for Cancer Research 2014-2015 Seminar Series Presents


Leta K. Nutt
Assistant Member
Department of Pathology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Metabolic Sensing Mechanisms in Cellular Signaling

Where:  Cancer Research Building Auditorium
When:    Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time:     12:00 – 1:00 PM

Please bring your lunch and join us.

The deadline is approaching for the 2014 Leonard Share Young Investigator Award

Two awards are available.

One to a clinical fellow (M.D.) engaged in either clinical or basic science research and one to a basic science fellow (Ph.D.)

Each award will consist of a plaque and a stipend of $1,500.
The application deadline is October 22, 2014.

The awards will be presented during the 2014 E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day Meeting held November 5, 2014 in Room A117, E.P. and Kate Coleman Building, 956 Court Ave., Memphis, TN 38163.

Applications should include

  • Three pages of proposal
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendation letters

To submit your application or for additional information, contact:
Michelle Lester
Department of Physiology
Tel: 901-448-2634

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Office of Equity and Diversity will sponsor events throughout the month of October to bring Awareness to Domestic Violence. Please remember two events this week:

Domestic Violence Presentation -Intimate Partner Violence – The Workplace Responds (Facilitated by Magellan Health Services)
When: October 21, 2014, 10:00 am- 11:30pm
Where: Madison Plaza Conference Room C-1

Domestic Violence Organizational Fair-Shelby County Rape Crisis Center, YWCA, Memphis Police Department and Campus Police (Snacks and Giveaways)
When: October 22, 2014, 11:30 am- 1:00pm
Where: SAC Dining Hall

Also view OED October Event Schedule for upcoming events!
Please take moment to view three streaming videos that address Domestic Violence in Health Care and Law Enforcement. Also the Power and Control related to issues of Domestic Violence.

You can find the films at the following link Once directed to the web page, you will find “Access streaming films licensed by your school or institution” at the top of the page. Please click the blue “here” button.

UTHSC Campus Master Plan Open House

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is committed to keeping our community well informed as we move forward with the UTHSC Campus Master Plan, which will serve as the roadmap for our institution for the next 10 to 15 years. Our aspirational goal is to enhance the position of our campus as a linchpin of the entire Memphis Medical Center.

Join us for a UTHSC Campus Master Plan Open House on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the O.D. Larry Dining Hall of the Student-Alumni Center 800 Madison Avenue. For more information and to RSVP by Tuesday, October 21, 2014, please contact Andrea Kolen at (901) 448-7248 or

This will be a time for you to ask questions and provide feedback as we move through the Campus Master Plan process.

iPads are on Sale

On October 16th Apple unveiled the new additions to the Apple iPad family-the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. Because of the new additions, Apple has reduced the pricing on its older model iPads and iPad Minis.

 iPad Mini (1st Gen)
16GB – $239

 iPad Mini w/ Retina Display
16GB – $279 (reg. $399)
32GB – $329 (reg. $499)

 iPad Air
16GB – $379 (reg. $499)
32GB – $429 (reg. $599)

Please stop by the VolShop to check availability and to place your order. You may also email inquiries to

Felicia Hill
Assistant Manager
930 Madison Ave, C30

Apple Authorized Campus Store

BIG Meeting

Biomedical Informatics Group will convene on Friday, October 24, 2014 from noon – 1 pm, 910 Madison, Room 502.  Mark Sakauye, Program Manager at UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical informatics will be presenting a demo for “UNITY” a responsive and flexible rapid deployment patient-data management system. Unity packages all the benefits of our experience with our Slim-Prim and SP+ systems as well as with the REDCap system. Unity is written in Python and runs on the PostgreSQL relational database system–both are open source and well validated.

Mark supervises and leads the development of new biomedical informatics software tools and leads the ongoing maintenance and evolution of existing in-house clinical data management systems such as Slim-Prim and SP+. He has led the design, development and deployment of multiple federally funded tools developed in Slim-Prim and SP+. He works directly with users to meet their demands, from pre-planning to development, testing, production, deployment and expansion.

Please join us!


Mark Sukauye
Program Manager,

UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical Informatics



Unity Demo

“Unity is a responsive and flexible rapid deployment patient-data management system based on the collective experience of the CBMI in data management systems”


Questions? email the Center for Biomedical Informatics: 

Interested in learning about recent and upcoming releases from Apple?

Information Technology Services invites all students, faculty, and staff to our second annual UTHSC ITS Fall Technology Fair. The event will take place:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. GEB Café Area

The Technology Fair will give students, faculty, and staff access to personnel from the Information Technology Services organization, providing them with opportunities to learn about the resources, services, and technology available to the campus through ITS. We will highlight ongoing and upcoming IT projects across UTHSC. Additionally, representatives from different tech companies (including Apple) will demonstrate the latest innovations in their products and offer free giveaways.

A light lunch will be provided to the first 200 guests, and there will be a drawing for door prizes at 12:30. Come learn about the latest and greatest technology UTHSC has to offer! For more information about this event, visit

2014 William T. Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Dr. Betty Ferrell, a nursing expert on end-of-life care, will be presenting on Friday, November 7th from 8:30 am-Noon at the Memphis Bioworks Auditorium, 20 Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38103. This presentation is funded by the Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professor Endowment, and aims to bring together health care professionals and the community interested in end-of-life care.   Free parking is available. Onsite Registration begins @ 8 am; Please take advantage of online registration through Eventbrite:

We believe that the public and health care professionals would benefit from attending this free event and appreciate you sharing this information with your organization.

Dr. Ferrell holds a master’s degree in theology, ethics and culture and a PhD in nursing.  Her writings include books such as “Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care,” “The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing,” “Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing,” “Pain in the Elderly” and “Cancer Pain Management,”  as well as numerous articles.  She is an engaging speaker and has a holistic perspective on the needs of patients and their families who are faced with end-of-life issues.