College of Health Professions at UTHSC Welcomes Students, Alumni and Donors to Renaming Celebration

COHP sealOn Wednesday, August 27, the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will hold two celebrations to commemorate the college’s renaming. [Read more...]

Maxwell Installed as National Pharmacist Association President

Carleton Maxwell, PharmD (’06) was installed as the National Pharmacist Association President (NPhA) 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.

Dr. Maxwell completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, and a Cardiology/Internal Medicine residency was at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in addition to a preceptor for fourth year pharmacy students at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maxwell is currently the Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He has published several articles in major pharmacy journals, and his interests are in heart failure and anticoagulation in acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Maxwell was appointed to the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Board earlier this year.

UTHSC College of Medicine Honors Four with 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Awards

The four physicians who will receive the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Awards from the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Aug. 14 have excelled in clinical practice, teaching and community service. Two internal medicine specialists, a pediatric allergist/immunologist and a pediatrician, the outstanding physicians will be honored when graduates of the UTHSC College of Medicine gather in Memphis for the annual College of Medicine Alumni Weekend August 14-16. [Read more...]

Inaugural Raza A. Dilawari DVP to be Held on Saturday, September 20

The Inaugural Raza A. Dilawari Endowed Distinguished Visiting Professorship will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 8am until 1:30pm at the FedEx Institute of Technology. The topic is: Multidisciplinary Cancer Symposium: Contemporary Insights into the Management of Pancreatic Neoplasms, featuring Dr. James Yao, Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

To register for the DVP, please go to www.utconferences.com/dilawaridvp to reserve your spot soon. The full PDF brochure for the Dilawari DVP can be viewed online by clicking here: www.tinyurl.com/dilawaridvp.

The Raza A. Dilawari DVP features a world-class lineup of presenters and speakers, featuring:

  • “Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors” – James Yao, MD, Inaugural Raza A. Dilawari Distinguished Visiting Professor
  • “Genetics and Management of Familial Pancreatic Cancer” – Teresa Brentnall, MD
  • “Multidisciplinary Management of Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer:”
    Endoscopic Evaluation – Mohammed Ismail, MD
    Cracking the Code on Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer – Margaret Tempero, MD
    Radiation Therapy – Brian Czito, MD
    Surgical Strategies and Outcomes – Matthew Katz, MD
  • “Palliation in Pancreatic Cancer and End of Life Issues” – Clay Jackson, MD and Nia Zalamea, MD
  • “Debate: Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
    in Young Patient: Partial vs Total Pancreatectomy” – Stephen Behrman, MD and Matthew Katz, MD

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 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

ITS Continues Replacement of NAC with ISE Thursday, July 17th

Faculty & Staff,

On Thursday, July 17th, ITS will continue the replacement of the Cisco NAC with ISE (Identity Services Engine) in the Pharmacy Bldg & the RBL (Regional Biocontainment Laboratory) facility. We expect on the following Tuesday (7/22), additional buildings will be transitioned, to complete this project in all primary teaching facilities before the August semester starts. Please check the ISE rollout schedule at http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/schedule.php for a complete list of buildings & scheduled rollout dates.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation…

UTHSC Information Technology Services

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ITS is replacing the NAC with ISE across the UTHSC campus.

We need your help to ensure a smooth transition on your building’s rollout date.

NOTE: ALL users must update their NAC agent & Sophos AntiVirus at www.uthsc.edu/ise

 Macintosh Users:      http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/macos.php

Wired-LAN Mac OS X desktop/laptop users will have to manually configure their machine. The instructions for configuring your computer vary depending on which version of the Mac OS X operating system you are running. Please enter the link below for your Mac OS version for further instructions.

Mac OSX 10.5.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.5.8.pdf
Mac OSX 10.6.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.6.8.pdf
Mac OSX 10.7.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.7-9.pdf
Mac OSX 10.8.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.7-9.pdf
Mac OSX 10.9.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.7-9.pdf

Windows desktop/laptop computers should be re-booted 1st thing in the morning on the day your building is switched over, then the user will be prompted to download and update the ISE agent. This updated agent is required for continued network access.

LINUX Users:      http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/linux.php

Complete LINUX instructions provided at the link above.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE HELP DESK AT #8-2222

Smith Presents to National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Dr. Cindy Smith, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, from Reeves-Sain Pharmacy in Murfreesboro presented to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee in Washington, DC on June 11, 2014. This committee is advisory to the Assistant Secretary of Health of the US Public Service to assist in making decisions about the government’s role concerning vaccines. Cindy’s presentation was titled “Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine-The Pharmacists’ Perspective.” She was asked to help the committee understand how a practicing pharmacist deals with the HPV vaccine. She was listed on the agenda as representing the University of Tennessee. If you would like more information, please follow the NVAC link http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/060102014agenda.html

UTHSC Administrators Confer Degrees on 672 New Health Care Professionals

Pictured before commencement are (from left): David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine; Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences; Laura Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing, Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, dean of the College of Pharmacy; Steve J. Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor; Joe DiPietro, UT System president; Cheryl Scheid, PhD, vice chancellor for academic, faculty and student affairs;  Don Thomason, PhD, dean of the College of Graduate Health Sciences; and Tim Hottel, DDS, dean of the College of Dentistry.

(From left): David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine; Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences; Laura Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing, Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, dean of the College of Pharmacy; Steve J. Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor; Joe DiPietro, UT System president; Cheryl Scheid, PhD, vice chancellor for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs; Don Thomason, PhD, dean of the College of Graduate Health Sciences; and Tim Hottel, DDS, dean of the College of Dentistry.

The commencement ceremony for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Friday, May 30, sent 672 new health care professionals out into the world.

The 2014 graduating class included 411 women and 261 men, representing all six of UT Health Science Center’s colleges.

UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, presided over the ceremony at FedExForum. UT System President Joe DiPietro conferred the degrees and spoke to graduates.  The deans of the various colleges presented their candidates for graduation.

Photos from the ceremony, as well as from the individual college convocations, are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Ride to Fight On

UntitledWe are excited to announce that on Saturday, October 11, 2014,  the inaugural Ride to Fight On benefiting the West Cancer Center will hit the streets. This epic ride will become an annual cycling event made possible through our partnership with the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, the largest cycling club in Memphis. This event is designed so that fundraising efforts will support research and education that ultimately will lead to cures! Please consider supporting this event by riding, donating or becoming a sponsor. Join us as we work each day to lessen the burden of cancer.

The West Clinic is the largest provider of cancer care in Memphis and the Mid-South. In order to expand services and continue to provide the most extensive care possible, we have recently received approval from the state to form a comprehensive cancer center with all services under one roof. West Cancer Center will focus our efforts on research and education by recruiting cancer-focused translational scientists who will make a significant impact on the care of cancer patients who come to us for their life-saving treatment. The Ride to Fight On event will provide much-needed funds to strengthen these initiatives.

This signature event will have routes for cyclists of all skill levels – novice to elite – and distances of 20, 40, 62, 100, and 124 miles. The ride will commence at the FedEx Forum and travel a course up the banks of the Mississippi River and north through Shelby Forest State Park. After the ride, a bike expo will be held where riders, fundraisers and Fighters will be able to shop for the latest in cycling equipment and gear. Afterward, everyone will join together for food, drinks, and entertainment at our official after party at the FedEx Forum. This celebration is open to patients, survivors, friends, families, and of course, biking enthusiasts. The goal of Ride to Fight On is not only to show support for anyone who has been touched by cancer, but also to raise funds for West Cancer Center. We anticipate that 2,000 cyclists will join us on October 11.

Your support will help create a home for comprehensive cancer care in our community. Please join us in supporting our patients and their families in their Fight On at home!

Find out how to participate as a rider and learn more atwww.ridetofighton.com. For information on becoming a sponsor, go towww.tinyurl.com/fightsponsor or contact Lindsay Howell atRidetoFightOn@westclinic.com or 901-922-6798.

We look forward to your participation in the 2014 Bluff City Blues 100 – Ride to Fight On!

Sincerely,

Erich Mounce
Chief Executive Officer
West Cancer Center

David Stern, MD
Executive Dean
College of Medicine
University of Tennessee

Lee Schwartzberg
Medical Director
West Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee