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.

 

Changes to Accessible Parking

Dear UTHSC Faculty, Staff and Students,

The Accessible Parking form used in the Office of Equity and Diversity and Campus Police has been revised. Effective July 1, 2014, Employees and Students who qualify for Accessible Parking on the UTHSC campus are required to renew their parking every six months. Re-submissions are due by August 29, 2014 for fall semester and February 27, 2015 for spring semester. If you have any additional questions please contact Ashleigh Brock in the Office of Equity and Diversity at 448-2106. Thank you for your cooperation throughout this process.
Regards,

Ashleigh Brock, JD
Diversity Management Specialist Office of Equity and Diversity

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

ITS resumes replacement of NAC with ISE Thurs, July 10th

Faculty & Staff,

On Thursday, July 10th, ITS will resume the replacement of the Cisco NAC with ISE (Identity Services Engine) in the 740 Court bldg (Campus Police), Van Vleet bldg & Variety bldg.

We expect on the following Tuesday (7/15) & Thursday (7/17), 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

______________________________

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 will be prompted to download and update the agent on the day your building is switched over.  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

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report has named Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in seven specialties in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Recognized specialties include cardiology/heart surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

“The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is proud to be the major academic partner of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and, as such, we are proud to celebrate this continued acknowledgement of Le Bonheur as one of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” said Steve J. Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor. “Since the vast majority of the physicians at Le Bonheur are UTHSC faculty members, it is our joint physician-faculty who provide the clinical care for patients and the training for generations of new pediatric care professionals. We applaud the ongoing efforts of our shared providers and their teams who are consistently bringing the best clinical care to Le Bonheur children and their families.” [Read more...]

The Ride to Fight On

UntitledWe are excited to announce that on Saturday, October 11, 2014,  the inaugural Ride to Fight On benefiting the West Cancer Center will hit the streets. This epic ride will become an annual cycling event made possible through our partnership with the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, the largest cycling club in Memphis. This event is designed so that fundraising efforts will support research and education that ultimately will lead to cures! Please consider supporting this event by riding, donating or becoming a sponsor. Join us as we work each day to lessen the burden of cancer.

The West Clinic is the largest provider of cancer care in Memphis and the Mid-South. In order to expand services and continue to provide the most extensive care possible, we have recently received approval from the state to form a comprehensive cancer center with all services under one roof. West Cancer Center will focus our efforts on research and education by recruiting cancer-focused translational scientists who will make a significant impact on the care of cancer patients who come to us for their life-saving treatment. The Ride to Fight On event will provide much-needed funds to strengthen these initiatives.

This signature event will have routes for cyclists of all skill levels – novice to elite – and distances of 20, 40, 62, 100, and 124 miles. The ride will commence at the FedEx Forum and travel a course up the banks of the Mississippi River and north through Shelby Forest State Park. After the ride, a bike expo will be held where riders, fundraisers and Fighters will be able to shop for the latest in cycling equipment and gear. Afterward, everyone will join together for food, drinks, and entertainment at our official after party at the FedEx Forum. This celebration is open to patients, survivors, friends, families, and of course, biking enthusiasts. The goal of Ride to Fight On is not only to show support for anyone who has been touched by cancer, but also to raise funds for West Cancer Center. We anticipate that 2,000 cyclists will join us on October 11.

Your support will help create a home for comprehensive cancer care in our community. Please join us in supporting our patients and their families in their Fight On at home!

Find out how to participate as a rider and learn more atwww.ridetofighton.com. For information on becoming a sponsor, go towww.tinyurl.com/fightsponsor or contact Lindsay Howell atRidetoFightOn@westclinic.com or 901-922-6798.

We look forward to your participation in the 2014 Bluff City Blues 100 – Ride to Fight On!

Sincerely,

Erich Mounce
Chief Executive Officer
West Cancer Center

David Stern, MD
Executive Dean
College of Medicine
University of Tennessee

Lee Schwartzberg
Medical Director
West Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee

Dr. Ken Brown Travels to China in Conjunction with UTHSC’s Increasing Efforts to Develop and Manufacture Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Brown's China Trip

Dr. Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of UT Health Science Center (fifth from right), is pictured with officials of Harbin Medical University during a recent trip to China.

 

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), traveled to China earlier this month to participate in an international conference sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to discuss global concerns related to pharmaceutical supply chain security. The conference also focused on the counterfeit pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing practices, shipping and distribution networks. The trip to Qingdao reflects UTHSC’s growing interests and efforts in pharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing.

Other concerns discussed centered on internet pharmaceutical sales, counterfeit pharmaceutical trafficking and pharmaceutical cargo thefts, Dr. Brown said.

UTHSC will begin construction of an approximately $12 million Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility for drug development and production in late summer or early fall. While in China, Dr. Brown visited Harbin Medical University to tour its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, grow UTHSC’s successful partnership with Harbin that already includes student exchanges, and explore future joint pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution possibilities.

“At Harbin, they have a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, and because we’re in the throes of building a facility like that ourselves, I wanted to take a look at their facility,” Dr. Brown said. “Our facility will certainly be much smaller in scale, but we talked with them about being able to be engaged as a partner to our production facility, so as we move from smaller projects into larger volumes of production, we will have a GMP-quality facility that can do large-scale products for us.”

Dr. Brown said plans call for breaking ground in late August or September on the UTHSC facility, which will be built in a recently purchased building on the outskirts of campus. Construction should last 12 to 18 months. Since the Plough Foundation gave $4.5 million in initial seed money to support the development of the GMP facility, the building will bear its name. “Because of that initial seed money, this facility got traction and it’s going to ultimately come to fruition,” Dr. Brown said. “So, as a testament to the university’s appreciation to the Plough Foundation, it will be named as the Plough Center for Sterile Pharmaceutical Manufacturing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.”

UTHSC has approached several pharmaceutical companies about doing production work for them, and is working to develop international partners, Dr. Brown said. Meanwhile, four labs on the second floor of the Van Vleet Building on campus have been renovated for training classes for the pharmaceutical industry on aseptic manufacturing and pharmaceutical compounding. Some small-scale cleanroom projects will be handled in the Van Vleet Building, which is serving as the home to the GMP facility staff while the Plough Center is being constructed.

“As we get the GMP facility built, we’re working on our business strategy for getting customers in the pipeline,” Dr. Brown said. “Hopefully, in 12 months when the facility is commissioned by the FDA and ready to come online, we’ve got a pipeline of customers that already want us to do pharmaceutical manufacturing for them.” In support of its drug development effort, UTHSC will also do production for clinical trial efforts.

UTHSC’s Communications and Marketing Department Wins Two Awards at the 2014 PRSA Memphis VOX Awards

The Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC was the winner of two awards at the 2014 PRSA Memphis VOX Awards. With the VOX for public service are: (from left) Trey Browder, Memphis Crisis Center board member; Tim Bullard, UTHSC editorial and design specialist; Sheila Champlin, assistant vice chancellor for Communications and Marketing at UTHSC; Peggy Reisser Winburne, media relations and communications specialist at UTHSC; and Mike LaBonte, executive director of the Memphis Crisis Center.

The Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC was the winner of two awards at the 2014 PRSA Memphis VOX Awards. With the VOX for public service are: (from left) Trey Browder, Memphis Crisis Center board member; Tim Bullard, UTHSC editorial and design specialist; Sheila Champlin, assistant vice chancellor for Communications and Marketing at UTHSC; Peggy Reisser Winburne, media relations and communications specialist at UTHSC; and Mike LaBonte, executive director of the Memphis Crisis Center.

 

The Communications and Marketing Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) took home two awards Tuesday night at the 2014 VOX Awards sponsored by the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The annual awards honor exceptional work by Memphis public relations professionals.

 The UTHSC team won a VOX Award in the public service category for its Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week campaign. The multimedia campaign last fall was designed to raise awareness of the 24/7 crisis hotline, increase volunteers to answer the center’s phones, and raise money to support its work.

UTHSC also won a Gold Award in the hard/breaking news category for press materials, advertising and media work related to the announcement in January that Robert W. Williams, PhD, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, was selected as one of four scientists in the United States to participate in the Human Brain Project, a multinational collaboration to study the brain.

“UTHSC is proud to be a supporting partner for the Memphis Crisis Center. The work done there is truly lifesaving in so many instances,” said Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at UTHSC. “Certainly we know how gratifying it is for our Communications and Marketing team to be recognized by their peers for this public service campaign, but more importantly, our efforts on behalf of the Crisis Center are a win for the entire Memphis community.”