Match Day 2014 Reveals Bright Future for UTHSC Med Students

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Med students Charles Schlappi and Bryauna Lewis congratulate each other after receiving their matches.

Fourth-year medical students  at UTHSC and their families waited anxiously on  Match Day, March 21, to receive the envelopes that would tell them where they will go next for their residencies.

David Stern, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine, addressed the group gathered at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum for the big reveal.

It was a notable Match Day, with the percentage of successful matches a little above the national average, according to the College of Medicine. [Read more...]

College of Nursing at UTHSC Offers New Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

Laura A. Talbot, PhD, EdD, RN, dean for the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, recently announced the launch of a new online certificate program for experienced nurse practitioners – the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program. The one-year, online certificate program is open only to nurse practitioners (NPs) who are certified in another specialty.  Applications for the fall 2014 session will be accepted through April 15.

“NPs who work in fast-paced acute care settings are being required to obtain certification as acute care nurse practitioners in order to oversee the care of patients in these high-energy environments,” Dean Talbot said. “We want to meet the needs of this specialized NP population, by offering an online, 22-credit program that provides the specific training and credentialing their employers now require.” [Read more...]

Bernd Meibohm of UTHSC Has Research Findings Published in Nature Medicine Journal

The results of collaborative research efforts by Dr. Bernd Meibohm (right), his research team, Dora Madhura, PhD, (center), and Ashit Trivedi, MS, as well as investigators at other institutions, were published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading biomedical sciences journal.

The results of collaborative research efforts by Dr. Bernd Meibohm (right), his research team, Dora Madhura, PhD, (center), and Ashit Trivedi, MS, as well as investigators at other institutions, were published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading biomedical sciences journal.

Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), had the findings of his latest research published in the February issue of Nature Medicine, a leading journal for the biomedical sciences. [Read more...]

Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, Awarded $1.6 Million to Continue Observational Phase of Look AHEAD Study

Dr. Karen C. Johnson is the principal investigator for the Look AHEAD Study at UTHSC.

Dr. Karen C. Johnson is the principal investigator for the Look AHEAD Study at UTHSC.

The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), began in 2001 to examine whether weight loss and increased physical activity would prevent cardiovascular events in those with type 2 diabetes. [Read more...]

UTHSC College of Nursing Offers New Online RN to BSN Degree Program

Earlier today, the Tennessee Board of Nursing approved a proposal from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to offer a new degree program all online — the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program. [Read more...]