The United States Army 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion recognized several leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for supporting its mission to educate students about the scholarship opportunities that exist in the Army and to recruit personnel in all medical fields to join the Army as medical officers. [Read more...]
Professor Donna K. Hathaway of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Kidney Transplant Medication Research
Donna K. Hathaway, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $2,507,759 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will be used to support a project titled, “An RCT for Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients.” The award will be distributed over a four-year period. [Read more...]
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.
Faculty & Staff,
On Thursday, July 10th, ITS will resume the replacement of the Cisco NAC with ISE (Identity Services Engine) in the 740 Court bldg (Campus Police), Van Vleet bldg & Variety bldg.
We expect on the following Tuesday (7/15) & Thursday (7/17), 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
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 will be prompted to download and update the agent on the day your building is switched over. 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
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Operate West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to operate the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) and the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s Office. [Read more...]
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals
Recognized specialties include cardiology/heart surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
“The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is proud to be the major academic partner of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and, as such, we are proud to celebrate this continued acknowledgement of Le Bonheur as one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” said Steve J. Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor. “Since the vast majority of the physicians at Le Bonheur are UTHSC faculty members, it is our joint physician-faculty who provide the clinical care for patients and the training for generations of new pediatric care professionals. We applaud the ongoing efforts of our shared providers and their teams who are consistently bringing the best clinical care to Le Bonheur children and their families.” [Read more...]
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.
We 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!
Chief Executive Officer
West Cancer Center
David Stern, MD
College of Medicine
University of Tennessee
West Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee