Vitamin D Study

1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing diabetes.

Are you one of them?

If you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetes.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conducting a diabetes prevention research study for people over age 30 who are at risk of developing diabetes. Participants will receive diabetes testing, information on diabetes prevention and up to $300 if all visits are completed.

If you think you may be at risk, please call 901-448-8400 to learn more about the Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes study (D2d study). If you respond by email to this posting, please include a contact phone number so that we can follow up with you.

Rogers NIH Study Section Member

David Rogers, PharmD, PhD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy and vice chair of Research, has been formally invited to become a member of the Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He will serve for a six-year term. Dr. Rogers was selected on the basis of his demonstrated competence and achievement in his scientific discipline evidenced by his research accomplishments, publications, and other significant scientific activities, achievements, and honors. [Read more...]

SNPhA National Chapter of the Year

Once again, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was named Chapter of the Year at the organization’s 2014 National Conference, which was held in Arlington, VA July 18-21. This is the second consecutive win for this chapter. Many chapter achievements were recognized at this meeting. The chapter was awarded with the Cooper Excellence Award for the Large Chapter of the Year. Along with this achievement, the chapter received second place in the Scrapbook Competition, and in the  Power to End Stroke: Reduce Your Risk Competition. These achievements helped SNPhA win $5,000 for their chapter. [Read more...]

Dickey Appointed to APhA Policy Committee

Fourth year student pharmacist, Susan Dickey was recently appointed as the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) representative on the APhA Policy Committee for 2014. The APhA-ASP National Executive Committee and the APhA-ASP Staff discuss and nominate one student pharmacist. This nomination is given to the Chair of APhA Policy Committee, who accepts or rejects the nomination. Susan served as the Vice-Chair of the APhA-ASP Policy Standing Committee last year, which is a student version of the Policy Committee. [Read more...]

Life Science Tennessee Beer and Biotech

Join LifeSciTN’s Memphis Academic Alliance Chapter for monthly networking “Beer and Biotech” events! Want to explore career development, expand your network, or dip into the startup scene?
Hear from local life science industry professionals on the 2nd Thursday of every month @ Trolley Stop Market*
Network reception at 5 p.m.
Scheduled speaker begins at 5:30 p.m.
*Trolley Stop Market, located at 704 Madison, is our new meeting location; T.J. Mulligans is closed for renovation, scheduled to reopen soon. [Read more...]

UTHSC’s Dr. Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO, Addresses World Korean Medical Organization on Pharmaceutical Safety Issues

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, second from left, was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting.

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC, second from left, was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York.

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was a guest speaker at the recent World Korean Medical Organization meeting in New York City, addressing the issue of pharmaceutical supply chain safety. His participation in the international health care convention reflects UTHSC’s growing presence on the national and international pharmaceutical stage, as the university prepares to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus.

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Hohmeier Named NACDS Faculty Scholar

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has selected Kenneth C. Hohmeier, PharmD, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy, as one of the 2014-15 NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars. As a NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholar, Dr. Hohmeier will participate in a program focused on community pharmacy-based patient research. [Read more...]

Timothy Howze Appointed ACCP Member-At-Large

Timothy Howze, fourth year student pharmacist, has been appointed Member-at-Large of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) National Student Network (StuNet) Advisory Committee. His duties will include advising the ACCP Executive Committee on student concerns and contributing to student newsletters and the annual student report.

“It’s really exciting,” said Tim. “When I attended the ACCP Annual Meeting last year as a poster presenter and Travel Award recipient, I knew I wanted to be more involved. The StuNet Committee is a great opportunity and allows students to be active and engaged.” Tim will assume his new role at the upcoming 2014 ACCP Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.