Center for Cancer Research 2014-2015 Seminar Series Presents

Center for Cancer Research 2014-2015 Seminar Series Presents


Kevin Freeman, PhD

Assistant Member

Molecular Therapeutics

Department of Oncology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“Transformation of neural crest lineages into pediatric cancers”

 Where:    Cancer Research Building Auditorium

When:     Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Time:      12:00 – 1:00 PM


Please bring your lunch and join us

TIP & SRS Summer Program Application Deadline Approaching: Feb. 15

TIP & SRS Application Deadline – Feb. 15

Health Career Programs at UTHSC hosts summer programs that include the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) program and the Summer Research Scholars (SRS) program. Both programs are a state-wide effort with an objective to increase the representation of various groups of students who are underrepresented in the health professions and research.

Program participants are undergraduate students that attend colleges throughout Tennessee and bordering states, as well as, other states where sizeable concentrations of Tennessee residents attend school.

For a seven-week period during the months June and July, TIP students engage in programs to gain exposure in career shadowing, standardized test preparation, professional development workshops, academic workshops and more. For an eight-week period during the months of June and July, SRS students engage in research with UTHSC researchers.

Each program participant receives a stipend for their participation in the programs. For more information about HCP and for access to the application, please visit

The deadline for applying is Feb. 15.

Information Security Training Gift Card Winners!

Let us congratulate Heather Caviness, Sheila Criswell, and Shah Sheshaben on being Information Security’s Training gift card winners!

Winners are randomly chosen every Friday until February 22nd.  To be eligible, you must be a UTHSC student, staff, or faculty member who has successfully completed their Information Security Training.  Those who complete training the earliest will have a greater chance of winning.

Please visit our Information Security Training Hall of Fame page at

For more information regarding the 2015 UTHSC Information Security Training, please visit Questions? Contact us at or (901) 448-1579

Brought to you by the UTHSC Information Security Team and the Office of the CIO

UT vs Ole Miss Men’s Basketball Game Bus Trip

The Memphis Region Chapter of the UTAA is organizing a bus trip to Oxford, MS, on Saturday, February 21st for the men’s basketball game vs. Ole Miss. The game tips off at 6:30 PM CST.  The amount of the game ticket and bus ride is $45. Harrell Jeter will be riding the bus and leading the event once again on game day. And, as usual, Jana Fuqua is organizing the event so get your tickets and trip lined up fast.

Coach Donnie Tyndall and his young Vols have taken the SEC by surprise and are “hanging on” down the stretch as they are improving every week.  So come on and support the Vols and enjoy the ride with the Alumni…

The bus will leave from the Hilton Memphis parking lot at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd no later than 4:30 PM on the 21st.  You can take coolers on board the bus if you wish.  If you want to be a part of the basketball trip, you need to get a check in now please.  Make the check as follows and mail to:


Jana Fuqua

1858 Laurel Lane, Germantown, TN 38139-6954

Any questions, email Jana at or call 901-496-1848, or you can call Harrell at 901-647-6100.

Go Vols!

2015 UTHSC Information Security Training

Information security is a vital area within the ITS department. We take many steps to protect both you and the University. One of our responsibilities is to provide security awareness training to all students, faculty, and staff.

Our 2015 UTHSC Information Security Training is currently available!  You must successfully complete your training by February 15, 2015.  This training can be found in Blackboard under the 2015 UTHSC Information Security Training course. Taking this training will fulfill your annual Information Security Training requirements. You can access Blackboard at using your NetID and password.
This training is being implemented in accordance with University of Tennessee System Administration (UTSA) Policy IT0123.

Completion of all modules should take about one hour. If you do not have time to finish the training in one sitting, you can log out and then log back in at a later time.

If you are unable to complete the training in Blackboard for any reason, you may enroll in an in-person Information Security Training class as an alternative to the Blackboard training.

All in-person training will take place in the College of Pharmacy Building – Room 105 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the dates below unless otherwise noted.  All dates below reflect the year of 2015.  To attend in-person Information Security Training, you must enroll in the training through the HR Training Portal under Information Technology Services/Security Training:  2015 Information Security Training.

Wednesday, February 4th
Thursday, February 5th
Tuesday, February 10th
Wednesday, February 11th

Starting January 9, 2015, a random name will be drawn each week to win a $25 gift card.  To be eligible, you must be a UTHSC student, staff, or faculty member who has successfully completed their 2015 Information Security Training.  Those who complete training the earliest will have more opportunities to win.  Last winner will be chosen on February 22, 2015.

For more information regarding UTHSC Information Security Training visit

Questions? Concerns? Contact the UTHSC Help Desk at (901) 448-2222 ext. 1 or or you may directly contact the UTHSC Information Security Team at the number given below.

UTHSC Information Security Team
Information Technology Services
Phone:  (901) 448-1579
Fax:  (901) 448-2777

Do you have suggestions on how we can make the training better for you?  Please take our survey.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Information Security Training Feedback Survey 
In-Person Information Security Training Feedback Survey

Town Hall Meeting – Feb. 2 – Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs Candidate Dr. Lori Gonzalez

To UTHSC Faculty and Staff:

The search committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs has selected four finalists who will visit campus for interviews during the next few weeks. Each finalist will participate in two full days of meetings to learn about our campus and engage with university administrators and team members.

One of the four finalists, Dr. Lori Gonzalez, will join us at a town hall meeting on Monday, February 2nd. You are invited to the Pharmacy Building in room 101 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on that day to hear from and ask questions of this finalist.

You can access Dr. Gonzalez’s CV on our secure website You must use your NetID and password to access her information.

Refreshments will be served.

When each candidate is scheduled to arrive on campus, we will send an email announcement in advance. We hope you are able to participate in each town hall meeting.

Thank you.

Search Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Donald Thomason
Dr. Jan van der Aa

Student Right To Know and Consumer Information: Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Under the provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is providing you this notice that the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may subject you to criminal or civil penalty. You may access additional information regarding Student Right To Know and Consumer Information at: 




For selected resources, sites and tutorials pertaining to U.S. copyright law, please visit the UTHSC Library webpage entitled “Copyright Guidance”,  which is available at:


Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws:


Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.


Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.


Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at, especially their FAQ’s at


The University of Tennessee has adopted IT Policy IT0110 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources which states in item “5. Users will not … (e.)   Commit copyright infringement, including file sharing of video, audio, or data without permission from the copyright owner”.  The policy also includes this section Copyrights and Licenses, “6.  Violation of copyright law or infringement is prohibited by university policies and state and federal law.  Generally, only the owner of a copyrighted work may reproduce, create other works based on the copyrighted work, distribute, perform, or publically display a copyrighted work.  Any unauthorized use of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the user to discipline as a violation of one or more provisions of the general standard of conduct in the student handbook or to discipline under the Code of Conduct in the Human Resources Policy and Procedures.

The Soul Food Taste Around!

Mark your calendar! The kickoff event for Black History Month: The Soul Food Taste Around!
Come and enjoy samples of delicious Soul Food including: Fried Catfish, Chicken, Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, Banana Pudding, Peach Cobbler and much more!
When: February 3, 2015 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Student Alumni Center (SAC) Dining Hall
For more Black History Month events click on the following link