A University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor received a $1.6 million grant to study the role of dopamine in Parkinson’s disease. Fu-Ming Zhou, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine, received the grant, distributed over five years, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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With medical errors becoming a major cause of death in hospitals, simulation may be one way to reverse a terrible trend.
Dr. Chisholm-Burns has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST). The honor recognizes members in good standing who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the field of transplantation as well as outstanding service to the American Society of Transplantation.
Dr. Likes was inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The program recognizes nurse practitioners who have made significant contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy.
Dr. O’Brien received the 2016 International Transplant Nurses Society’s Research Grant Award for her proposal “The Use of Mobile Technology in Kidney Transplant Patients.”
Dr. Epps began his new position as Executive Director of Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety on June 1 and will be the first to lead academic programs in the $36.7 building, which is slated to open next year.
Dr. Marshall Elam, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, has been selected to be on the executive committee for the PROMINENT study, an international clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of a new cholesterol lowering medication called Pemafibrate and its effects on reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Chad Epps has been named the new executive director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) patient safety center. The new, $36.7 million Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center is currently under construction at UTHSC and is expected to be completed next year. Epps will assume his new position June 1.