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.
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Dr. Kerem Kalpakci PhD., a Senior R&D Engineer working at Medtronic in Biologics will be our speaker Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Dr. Kalpakci has been at Medtronic for 3 years. Before that he was a bioengineering grad student at Rice in Houston. He is part of the Biologics organization within Medtronic Spinal; which means he designs products that promote new bone growth for spinal, orthopedic and dental procedures, often in conjunction with a device. He’s going to share and recall his own journey in grad school, where he struggled to get information about industry jobs, even though he knew that was where he ultimately wanted to end up. He has agreed to speak to our group about what he did (and didn’t do) as a grad student to get industry jobs. If you’d like to ask questions, consider asking about his work at Medtronic and the pros/cons of working at a big device company.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2015/14 dates and confirmed speakers:
Date/Time Speaker/Event Location
Thurs., September 11 Kalpakci, Kerem, PhD; Sr. R&D Engineer, Biologics, Medtronic Trolley Stop Market
Thurs., October 9 Phil Cestaro, President & CEO, TriMetis Trolley Stop Market
Thurs., November 13 Rob Clark, St. Jude, Public Policy & Government Affairs Trolley Stop Market
Thurs., December 11 Holiday Social, Introduce 2015 Officers, TBD T.B.D.
Thurs., January 8 Jan Bouten, Innova Memphis Trolley Stop Market
Thurs., February 12 Speaker T.B.D. T.B.D.
Thurs., March 12 Speaker T.B.D. T.B.D.
Thurs., April 9 Speaker T.B.D. T.B.D.
Thurs., May 14 Possible Zero to 510 Launch, (5/21/15?) T.B.D.
Thurs., June 11 Speaker T.B.D. T.B.D.
Thurs., July T.B.D. Midpoint Zero to 510 Event T.B.D.
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Supported by Memphis Bioworks, St. Jude, the UTHSC and the University of Memphis, the Memphis LifeSciTN Academic Alliance is made up of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, career development and knowledge sharing with the goal of creating a more robust life science industry network.
To join, contact Chad Riggs at the event (chad.riggs@stjude.org/(901)-595-3866). We are looking for leadership from each institution, with a goal of electing our 2015 officers in October.
Join our LinkedIn Group.

UTHSC Leaders Honored for Support of Army Medical Recruiters

From left, Capt. Gary Miller, Staff Sgt. Martell Todd, Dr. Kennard Brown, Dr. David Stern, Lt. Col. Nancy Parson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Derise Miller

Pictured during the awards ceremony are, from left, Capt. Gary Miller, Staff Sgt. Martell Todd, Dr. Kennard Brown, Dr. David Stern, Lt. Col. Nancy Parson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Derise Miller

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...]

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...]

New Leaders Named for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, Appointed Chair; David Maness, MD, Named Medical Director

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Dr. Linda Reed has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at UTHSC.

Linda Reed, EdD, PA, has been named chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UTHSC. David Maness, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UTHSC, is the new medical director for Physician Assistant Studies. [Read more...]

Professor Teresa Waters, PhD, Named Chair for Department of Preventive Medicine in UTHSC College of Medicine

Dr. Teresa Waters

Dr. Teresa Waters

David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, has announced the appointment of Teresa Waters, PhD, as the new chair for the Department of Preventive Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine. [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

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...]