Earlier today, the Tennessee Board of Nursing approved a proposal from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to offer a new degree program all online — the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program. [Read more...]
Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, FPPAG is the winner of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Education Award. The award honors an ACCP member who has made substantial and outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacy education at either the undergraduate or the postgraduate level. Dr. Phelps is associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy as well as professor of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine.
Letters written by colleagues in support of Dr. Phelps’ nomination speak to her passion and commitment to education. Dr. P. David Rogers, associate dean for Translational Research at the College of Pharmacy, wrote in his letter of support:“Dr. Phelps is the embodiment of academic excellence and expects nothing less from those around her, including her students, trainees, and peers.” Dr. Richard Helms, professor and chair of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy, commented on Dr. Phelps’ ability to actively involve her students in learning:
“She always has her students probing dogma: what do we really know? Are our assumptions valid? How should the approach to care be changed to reflect this new understanding? How can students be involved to improve compliance, safety, and outcomes? Dr. Phelps has never viewed students as liabilities, but as extenders of care. Students become engaged and excited, launching into practice with enthusiasm and real capability.”
Dr. Phelps’ expertise is recognized internationally as well. She has been invited to lecture in Germany; Vancouver, British Columbia and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The textbook, for which she serves as lead editor, titled Guidelines for Administration of Intravenous Medications to Pediatric Patients (known as “The Teddy Bear Book”), is now in its 10th edition.
David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Matthew T. Ballo, MD, chair of the newly formed Department of Radiation Oncology. [Read more...]
Two Doctors, One Vision: Dr. Paul Juarez and Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez are Working to End Health Disparities in Memphis.
Paul D. Juarez, PhD, and Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, moved to Memphis from Nashville in April, and have spent the months since then trying to get to know their new home. And while they are reveling in what’s right about their adopted city, they are even more interested in what’s wrong with it.
The couple came to Memphis to set up a new center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to research, measure and document health disparities here. They were recruited by David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine, who charged them with much more than just crunching numbers. [Read more...]
Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, therapies, or preventive measures – are tested in patients to determine if they are safe and effective. Running successful clinical trials requires highly ethical, organized and experienced personnel. One such professional recently joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in a newly created position. [Read more...]
Feb. 1st marks the 55th anniversary of James W. Pate, M.D. as an active faculty member of the College of Medicine. Dr. Pate has participated in many of the dramatic changes in UTCHS and in local and national teaching, training, research, and health care delivery.
He still participates in student and resident conferences and lectures on a regular basis, several times a week. ( He never learned to play golf so this is his favorite past-time.)
Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at UTHSC
David M. Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, as chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor. [Read more...]
UTHSC Researchers Draw National Attention for Findings that Could Lead to Possible Treatment for Those with Most Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disease that affects 2.3 million people worldwide, a number that has gone up 10 percent in the past five years. [Read more...]