Dr. John Douglas Seeberg has been named the inaugural associate dean of extramural affairs in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, effective immediately. Seeberg previously worked as the assistant dean of clinical affairs in the College of Dentistry. Holding true to its mission of education, research, clinical care and public service as it continues to expand, the college will be opening additional sites for student rotations and eventually several resident rotations in the coming years.
On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its 13th annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Freeman Auditorium at Hamilton Eye, 930 Madison Ave., at 7 p.m.
The commission approved Mayor Mark Luttrell’s appointments of Dr. Kennard Brown and Dr. William Evans to the Shelby County Healthcare Corp. board of directors, which oversees the Regional One Medical Center. Brown is executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Evans is the retired director and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Cassandra Howard has been named the medical director for the emergency department at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
The Mouse Brain Library, established by Robert Williams based at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, contains data on over 10,000 brains and numerical data from just over 20,000 mice.
Timothy L. Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), will serve as principal investigator for a $340,000 clinical study funded by TicTocStop, Inc.
“At the UT Health Science Center, we are training health care specialists for tomorrow,” said Beth Choby, MD, FAAFP, associate professor in the Department of Medical Education at UTHSC. “Health starts with community involvement, and it is critical for physicians and pharmacists to be actively involved in our communities. Tar Wars provides the opportunity to go out into the community and talk with kids about why they should not start smoking or use tobacco products.”