UTHSC Researcher Receives $50K for Hepatitis C Virus Education/Community Awareness Program in African-American Community

Dr. Patricia Matthews Juarez and her research team will be able to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Data has shown that African- Americans have the highest mortality rate from the disease.

Dr. Patricia Matthews Juarez and her research team will be able to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Data has shown that African- Americans have the highest mortality rate from the disease.

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, co-director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome and professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $50,000 from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The one-year grant will be used to conduct a provider education and community awareness program about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the African-American community. [Read more...]

Memphis Crisis Center Gets $34,060 Grant from Plough Foundation to Expand Services for Seniors in Distress

Second Annual Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Set for Sept. 10-16 

The Memphis Crisis Center, which for more than 40 years has provided support to those in distress through its volunteer-staffed crisis hotline, has received a $34,060 grant from the Plough Foundation to expand its crisis intervention services for seniors in the Mid-South.

The grant comes as the Memphis Crisis Center prepares for its second annual Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Sept. 10-16. The observance is designed to increase visibility, volunteers and funds for the center. [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...]

Dr. Alessandro Iannaccone featured in Memphis Medical News article on 7th Memphis VisionWalk

Dr. Iannaccone speaks at VisionWalk 2013.

Dr. Iannaccone speaks at VisionWalk 2013.

Alessandro Iannaccone, MD, MS, founding Director of the Retinal Degenerations and Ophthalmic Genetics Service and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was featured in the “Memphis on the Mend” section of the August 2014 issue of the Memphis Medical News. [Read more...]

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...]

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.

Maxwell Installed as National Pharmacist Association President

Carleton Maxwell, PharmD (’06) was installed as the National Pharmacist Association President (NPhA) for 2014-16. He is the youngest President in the history of the organization and the second person to serve as National President of both NPhA and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

Dr. Maxwell completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, and a Cardiology/Internal Medicine residency was at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in addition to a preceptor for fourth year pharmacy students at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maxwell is currently the Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He has published several articles in major pharmacy journals, and his interests are in heart failure and anticoagulation in acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Maxwell was appointed to the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Board earlier this year.