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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

Smith Presents to National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Dr. Cindy Smith, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, from Reeves-Sain Pharmacy in Murfreesboro presented to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee in Washington, DC on June 11, 2014. This committee is advisory to the Assistant Secretary of Health of the US Public Service to assist in making decisions about the government’s role concerning vaccines. Cindy’s presentation was titled “Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine-The Pharmacists’ Perspective.” She was asked to help the committee understand how a practicing pharmacist deals with the HPV vaccine. She was listed on the agenda as representing the University of Tennessee. If you would like more information, please follow the NVAC link http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/upcomingmeetings/060102014agenda.html

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

Dr. Steven Coughlin Appointed to Editorial Boards of Medical and Epidemiologic Journals

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Dr. Steven Coughlin, a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Research Core for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome, has been appointed to the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Care, the International Journal of the Environment and Biotechnology, and Annals of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology (http://www.austinpublishinggroup.com/translational-medicine/).  Dr. Coughlin has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology for almost two decades.  He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of The Open Health Services and Policy Journal, the International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics,  Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, and The Open Epidemiology Journal.

Dr. Coughlin, who relocated to Memphis from Washington, DC in January, noted that “Serving as a journal editor and anoymous peer reviewer provides an important service to medicine, epidemiology, and community health as it is essential that articles published in biomedical and public health journals be subjected to rigorous peer review.  Peer review is an important part of the scientific method.”

He emphasized that the dissemination of information about effective approaches for addressing health disparities such as elevated rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, major depression, and infant mortality is an important goal of the Research Core of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome.  The Center is co-directed by Dr. Patricia Mathews-Juarez and Dr. Paul Juarez.

Explains Dr. Coughlin, “I enjoy working with graduate students, medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty to help them with their own careers in academic medicine, epidemiology, and community health by facilitating their efforts to write up research findings and publish them in peer-reviewed journals.”  Dr. Coughlin also noted that students and fellows should become familiar with approaches for reviewing and critiquing journal articles prepared by other authors, so that they can objectively review the biomedical literature.  He emphasized, “Department of Preventive Medicine faculty, including Dr. Karen Johnson, Dr. Pamela Connor, and many others, have done a fantastic job of mentoring students and post-doctoral fellows in this way.”

In his free time, Dr. Coughlin is currently editing a book on Community-based Participatory Research for the American Public Health Association (APHA).  He lives in downtown Memphis and enjoys exploring hiking trails and horse back riding.

PNAS publishes an article from Bukiya et al., on the first time identification of an alcohol-recognition site in BK ion channel proteins

Decades-long investigations throughout the world have documented that ethanol-induced modification of ion currents mediated by BK channels modify physiology and behavior. A recent paper published by Drs. Bukiya and Dopico in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences unveils and characterizes an ethanol-recognition site in the BK channel-forming protein itself,  a finding that will lead to design of small agents to counteract alcohol actions in the body that are mediated by modification of BK channels.

Meibohm Awarded NIH Instrumentation Grant

Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy has received a shared instrumentation grant in the amount of $315,651 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This grant will allow for the acquisition of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer as shared instrumentation that supports 12 NIH-supported research projects in the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine focused on drug discovery and development. Targeted indications include the treatments of a variety of cancer types, tuberculosis, radiation injury, and other conditions. The requested instrument will be utilized for the quantification of drug candidates and their metabolites in biological samples in support of these research efforts.Meibohm NIH Grant