Susan Dickey, third year student pharmacist, was awarded the Sam Kalman American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Scholarship. This national scholarship is bestowed upon students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership skills to shape the future of the pharmacy profession through involvement in their APhA-ASP chapter. Dickey will be formally recognized the at the APhA Foundation Contributors’ Breakfast at the APhA Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on March 31, 2014. Susan, who serves as president of UT’s APhA-ASP chapter, says she is “incredibly honored to receive this award.” Please join us in congratulating Susan Dickey on this outstanding achievement.
Brian Henderson, third year student pharmacist, has been selected for a rotation at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Division of Drug Information. Henderson was chosen for this experience from a national pool of applicants and will travel to Washington D.C. for the month of January 2015. As part of the rotation, Brian will have the opportunity to attend FDA advisory committee meetings and congressional hearings while interacting with pharmacy students from schools across the country and learning about pharmacist career opportunities in government. Brian says he is “looking forward to learning more about the FDA’s drug information resources and MedWatch program. I am very excited for the opportunity to provide answers and information to a wide variety of people including physicians, pharmacists, pharmaceutical industry representatives, and patients.” Brian also encourages anyone with an interest in learning more about what happens behind the scenes at the FDA to apply for the rotation as well. More information about FDA rotations is available online at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/PharmacyStudentExperientialProgramCDER/default.htm.
Dr. Oscar Herrera received the Nutrition Support Pharmacist New Practitioner Recognition Award on January 19th at the Pharmacy Practice Section meeting of Clinical Nutrition Week in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Herrera is Fellow of Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolic Support in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy working with professor and chair, Dr. Rich Helms. This recognition honors a new practitioner pharmacist or student member of American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) for recent achievements within the field. It also serves to encourage new practitioners to participate in nutrition support research, to provide an opportunity to share research with experts in the field, to network with other pharmacist members of ASPEN, and to encourage future involvement in ASPEN and the Pharmacy Practice Section. Dr. Herrera presented his research, “Plasma citrulline concentrations in neonates/infants with or without gastrointestinal disease or bowel loss,” that led to his receiving this award. Dr. Herrera is pictured right, receiving the award from Dr. Lori Schirmer, Communications Liaison for the ASPEN Pharmacy Practice Section.
Johnna Tanner, PA Program Department Chair, reports that as the only Physician Assistant program in the state that is associated with a public university, the mission of the program at UTHSC is to prepare a diverse group of highly skilled Physician Assistant practitioners who are dedicated to improving access and providing high quality care. With that eye to diversity, this inaugural class has set the bar high. The class is evenly balanced with 13 males and 13 females which surpasses the national average of 75% percent female students. The class is also considerably above national averages with regards to ethnicity/race.
With a diverse and experienced faculty, the UTHSC PA program is poised to answer the challenging health care needs that the region is facing. By providing these students with a state of the art learning environment and unique clinical opportunities coupled with a tuition that is significantly lower than any other program in the state, UTHSC’s physician assistant students will be more than ready to provide outstanding care to Tennessee’s residents.
The 2014 Yearbook Staff is inviting all students, faculty and staff to take part in showing all that goes on during a day at UTHSC. Here’s how:
- On Wednesday, Feb. 5, shoot photographs of UTHSC faculty, staff and students as they take part in the day’s activities. (Big Important Note: Please observe HIPPA regulations and respect the privacy of patients and Health Science Center guests.)
- Save the images as a high resolution/large JPEG.
- Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment by Friday, Feb. 7. In the email, please give as much information as possible about the image (i.e., who, what, when, where, why and how). Include which college is being represented, along with your name and contact information in case we have questions.
Images may be selected for use in the 2014 UTHSC Yearbook.
All images submitted will become a part of the UTHSC Communications and Marketing photo archives, and may be used for other communications needs.
Questions? Contact Yearbook Staff Advisor Jane Pate at (901) 448-4954 or email@example.com.
College of Allied Health Sciences at UTHSC Invites Prospective Students to Open House on February 21
On Friday, Feb. 21, the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host an open house for prospective students from 2 to 4 p.m. The college is searching for prospective students with required college-level prerequisites for its next classes in dental hygiene, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cytotechnology, histotechnology, medical technology, and health informatics and information management. [Read more...]
On Friday, December 13, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 45 health care professionals. The commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Schreier Auditorium on the first floor of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, will preside over the ceremony. Keith Carver, PhD, executive assistant to UT President Joe DiPietro, will confer the degrees. To watch the events live, please use the following link, which works best in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers:
The 45 graduates are from four of the UT Health Science Center’s six colleges.
- 21 from the College of Allied Health Sciences;
- 2 from the College of Dentistry;
- 21 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences;
- 1 from the College of Medicine.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Raises More Than $3,500 for Pacific Typhoon Relief Efforts
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) raised $3,569.05 to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the eastern Philippines on November 8. Morning and afternoon fund drives were held on the campus on November 13, with students, faculty, staff, members of the local health care community and the public contributing. Physical therapy student Rusty Middleton (at right) whose mom is from the Philippines, brought $340 he had raised from his classmates. All the money went to the American Red Cross for relief efforts for those recovering from the devastation of the typhoon. “We want to thank everyone who made the time to contribute to this important campaign,” said UTHSC Executive Vice Chancellor and COO Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE. “You’ll never know how much your generosity means to people in need.”