Emile J. David Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Administration for UTHSC

Emile David

Emile David, RA

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Emile David, RA, as the associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration, effective immediately.

“Emile brings strong business contacts and a wide variety of experience to this position,” Dr. Brown said. “We have every confidence that his efforts will result in increased operational efficiency on a variety of projects going forward.” [Read more...]

William Walsh III Named Interim Chief of Police for UTHSC

William Walsh III

William Walsh III

Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has named William Walsh III, as the interim chief of police, effective immediately.

“The combination of his law enforcement background and knowledge of the particular requirements of an academic community made Captain Walsh the right choice to serve as interim chief,” said Dr. Brown. “His ties with area law enforcement units and focus on strategic leadership of the department will serve him well in this demanding role.” [Read more...]

Vitamin D Study

1 in 3 adults is at risk for developing diabetes.

Are you one of them?

If you have a parent, sister or brother with diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetes.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conducting a diabetes prevention research study for people over age 30 who are at risk of developing diabetes. Participants will receive diabetes testing, information on diabetes prevention and up to $300 if all visits are completed.

If you think you may be at risk, please call 901-448-8400 to learn more about the Vitamin D and Type 2 diabetes study (D2d study). If you respond by email to this posting, please include a contact phone number so that we can follow up with you.

UTHSC’s Linda DeBaer, Perinatal Social Work Manager at the Newborn Center, Wins 2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work

Linda DeBaer photo

Linda DeBaer, LMSW, received the 2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work from the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.

Linda DeBaer, LMSW, manager of the Department of Perinatal Social Work at the Newborn Center at Regional One Health and a 30-year employee of  the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the  2014 Award of Excellence in Perinatal Social Work from the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW). According to the NAPSW, the annual award recognizes “a member for outstanding clinical achievement in the field of perinatal social work.” The award was presented to DeBaer during the 2014 NAPSW National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. [Read more...]

Campus CPR and AED Training

Campus CPR and AED Training!
Register now for your FREE CPR training which includes valuable information on how to use the lifesaving automated external defibrillators (AED) devices on our campus.  Two class opportunities will be available on October 30th in the SAC Dining Hall at 9am and 1pm.  You must register at  www.uthsc.edu/hrtraining to reserve a spot on a first come first serve basis as spots are limited.  This CPR training lasts 2 years and for those campus employees who took this class in 2012, your CPR training will be expiring this fall.  If you have never taken CPR in the past, you are more than welcome and strongly encouraged to attend!  Please sign up so, if ever needed, you will be able to reliably use the life-saving skills of CPR!  This course does not meet the requirement for healthcare providers. For more information please contact Dr. Kelly Rogers, Campus AED Program Coordinator at krogers1@uthsc.edu.

The Top Executive Position at the UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine is Named for Alumnus and Benefactor, Dr. Robert J. Kaplan

Dr. Robert J. Kaplan addresses students, faculty, parents and staff during the 2014 White Coat Ceremony for the UTHSC College of Medicine in August. The top position in the college is now named after him.

Dr. Robert J. Kaplan addresses students, faculty, parents and staff during the 2014 White Coat Ceremony for the UTHSC College of Medicine in August. The top position in the college is now named after him.

The College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced that the college’s top executive position has been named after benefactor and alumnus, Dr. Robert J. Kaplan. Dr. David Stern, who has led the medical college since April 2011, is now the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the UTHSC College of Medicine. [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...]

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...]