Thomas Lichterman “Employee of the Year Award”


July 1- July 31, 2014 is the 2014 28th Annual Thomas C. Lichterman “Employee of the Year Award” nomination period.

Each year a non-exempt employee, with at least 3 years of service can be nominated for the Lichterman award by a supervisor, co-worker or other UT or UTMG employee. Employees nominated should possess qualities such as: dedication, hard-work and a positive attitude. If you know of any UT or UTMG employees that meet these standards of service, please nominate them!

To nominate an employee during the nomination period, visit the nomination webpage: UTHSC People Search can also be used to nominate UTHSC employees for the Lichterman Award until July 31, 2014. To submit a nomination, enter the name of the person that you wish to nominate in the people search box on the main page of the UTHSC website. A return search will display all persons with the name that you entered. Click on the appropriate person’s name. The next screen will provide detailed information on your proposed nominee. Click at the bottom of this page to proceed on the nomination. Next you will be asked to enter your NetID and NetID password. Next you will press the “Submit Nomination” button. The next screen confirms your nomination.

Learn more about Lichterman by viewing: For more information contact Jacquelyn McClarin or Ashleigh Brock at

Thank you and good luck to all nominees!


Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?

Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?

Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?
Lecture by Jens Kreth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma
When: July 29, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 p.m.
Where: C103, Dunn Dental Building, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163


7th Annual

November 19, 2014

hosted by
The Children’s Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC, Memphis, Tennessee

Call for Abstracts

Please share your research with colleagues, patients and parents. Submit a new or recently presented abstract for display as a poster presentation on Pediatric Research Day.

Dr. Carlton Bates, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be presentations by faculty members discussing their current research. Four to six outstanding posters will be selected to receive commendation and financial rewards. Submit your abstracts to LaShea Bridges at by Friday, October 10, 2014. Please limit abstracts to 450 words. Do not use tables or graphs. Be sure to include title, authors and affiliations (not included in word count). Questions? Contact LaShea at 287-5358 or by e-mail.

Deadline for abstract submission: October 10, 2014

Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting — Thursday, July 31 at Noon, Room 101 of Pharmacy Building

The UTHSC campus is invited to join Chancellor Steve J. Schwab for a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 31. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Pharmacy Building. Dr. Schwab will provide an update on the State of the University.

Please use the link below to watch the presentation on your computer:

Dr. Casey Laizure seeks participants for a caffeine study

Dear UTHSC Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Dr. Casey Laizure in the College of Pharmacy is seeking participants to assist with a caffeine study.

You may qualify for this study if you are:
- Between the ages of 21 and 45 years old and in good health
- A moderate consumer of caffeine

The study requires you to stay in the Clinical Research Center for 8 hours on two separate days. You will receive $200 for completion of each of the two days.
Please contact Dr. Casey Laizure ( if you are interested in participating in this study.

A Candid Conversation About Childhood Obesity

Please be sure to join us tomorrow (Tuesday – July 22nd) for a special live online discussion hosted by TEDMED focusing on the progress and challenges in the ongoing struggle with childhood obesity.

Guests participating virtually in this important discussion include:

• Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association
• Don Schwarz, Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity, City of Philadelphia
• Elissa Epel, Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
• Lisa Simpson, President and CEO, Academy Health

To register to participate in this live online discussion and learn more about other upcoming professional development events, please go to:

On behalf of our institution, thank you for all that you do!

Kristy Conger
( / 901-448-2253)

SAVE THE DATE & PARTICIPATE: 2014 Employee Appreciation UT “Happy” Day

The UTHSC will celebrate employee appreciation and UT “HAPPY” Day on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Among the activities there will be a karaoke competition “UT Voice”. To register for the karaoke competition, please email Barbara Patton at or call 901.448.5945. Include in your email, your name, song choice and contact phone number. You will be contacted with further instructions.

The campus is preparing a UT “Happy” Video that will be debuted at the event. If you want to be a part of this feature video, contact Ronnie Dickerson at or call 901.448.7787.

Mark your calendar and get ready for a “Happy” Day!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Fitness Center gym, racquetball, ping pong and climbing wall closed July 22 – 24

The fitness center gymnasium, racquetball courts, ping pong tables and climbing wall will be closed July 22 – 24 (Tues – Thurs) for renovations. The main doors of the fitness center will also be closed. Entry to the fitness center will be through the SAC doors and check in is at Desk 2. We are working to improve our facilities. Thank you for your patience.