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

UTHSC’s College of Medicine Forms Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD

Professor Robert W. Williams, PhD, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics, Appointed Founding Chair of GGI

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the formation of a new department on the Memphis campus, the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics (GGI). [Read more...]

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Operate West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

The 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...]

UTHSC’s College of Allied Health Sciences Renamed the College of Health Professions

COHP sealOn Tuesday, July 1, the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) officially changes its name to the College of Health Professions. Although the renaming was approved by the UT Board of Trustees during its Feb. 27 winter meeting, the change is timed to coincide with the start of Tennessee’s 2015 fiscal year. Founded in 1972 as the College of Community and Allied Health, the unit’s name was abridged to the College of Allied Health Sciences in 1985. [Read more...]

Joan C. Han, MD, Named Associate Professor in Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC and Founding Director for the UT-Le Bonheur Pediatric Obesity Center

Joan C. Han, MD

Joan C. Han, MD

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), and Meri Armour, CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, have announced the joint appointment of pediatric endocrinologist Joan C. Han, MD. In July, Dr. Han will join UTHSC as associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, and founding director of the new UT-Le Bonheur Pediatric Obesity Center. Dr. Han will also be director of the Pediatric Obesity Program on Le Bonheur’s clinical staff. [Read more...]

Dr. Steven Coughlin Appointed to Editorial Boards of Medical and Epidemiologic Journals

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Dr. Steven Coughlin, a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Research Core for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome, has been appointed to the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Care, the International Journal of the Environment and Biotechnology, and Annals of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology (http://www.austinpublishinggroup.com/translational-medicine/).  Dr. Coughlin has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology for almost two decades.  He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of The Open Health Services and Policy Journal, the International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics,  Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, and The Open Epidemiology Journal.

Dr. Coughlin, who relocated to Memphis from Washington, DC in January, noted that “Serving as a journal editor and anoymous peer reviewer provides an important service to medicine, epidemiology, and community health as it is essential that articles published in biomedical and public health journals be subjected to rigorous peer review.  Peer review is an important part of the scientific method.”

He emphasized that the dissemination of information about effective approaches for addressing health disparities such as elevated rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, major depression, and infant mortality is an important goal of the Research Core of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome.  The Center is co-directed by Dr. Patricia Mathews-Juarez and Dr. Paul Juarez.

Explains Dr. Coughlin, “I enjoy working with graduate students, medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty to help them with their own careers in academic medicine, epidemiology, and community health by facilitating their efforts to write up research findings and publish them in peer-reviewed journals.”  Dr. Coughlin also noted that students and fellows should become familiar with approaches for reviewing and critiquing journal articles prepared by other authors, so that they can objectively review the biomedical literature.  He emphasized, “Department of Preventive Medicine faculty, including Dr. Karen Johnson, Dr. Pamela Connor, and many others, have done a fantastic job of mentoring students and post-doctoral fellows in this way.”

In his free time, Dr. Coughlin is currently editing a book on Community-based Participatory Research for the American Public Health Association (APHA).  He lives in downtown Memphis and enjoys exploring hiking trails and horse back riding.

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.